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2018-19 Seminaries that Change the World


Center for Faith and Service Announces 2018-19 Seminaries that Change the World

The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Seminary, announced today its annual list of Seminaries that Change the World (STCTW; STCTW highlights a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary.

As part of its selection process, the Center looks for schools that are providing scholarship support to students engaged in community-based service, innovative degree programs, field education internship opportunities, issue-based courses, and job placements in both traditional and new expressions of ministry.

“This year’s list represents a theologically and geographically diverse group of schools,” noted Alison Burchett, Managing Director of the Center for Faith and Service. “These schools are leaders in innovation and we are excited to see the ways they continue to challenge theological education to grown and change as they help students integrate justice and service into their work as faith leaders.”

The 2018-19 list of Seminaries that Change the World includes:

  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Boston University School of Theology
  • Brite Divinity School
  • Candler School of Theology at Emory University
  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Drew Theological School
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Earlham School of Religion
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Howard University School of Divinity
  • Iliff School of Theology
  • Luther Seminary
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University
  • Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
  • Seminary of the Southwest
  • The School of Theology at The University of the South
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
  • Union Theological Seminary
  • The University of Chicago Divinity School
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Wake Forest Divinity School
  • Wesley Theological Seminary

About The Center for Faith and Service: Based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, The Center for Faith and Service works to develop new programs and identify existing resources that support the church to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults. Through a variety of initiatives, including Seminaries that Change the World, The Center partners with seminaries, summer camps, colleges, youth corps, denominations and local congregations to create programs and resources that help young people connect their passions for service and justice with their faith.

To learn more about the center and its programs, visit More information about Seminaries that Change the World can be found on