Claremont in the Media June 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:28PM

Mark Your Calendars for these Coming Events:

July 11 Admissions Deadline for the next M.A. in Ethical Leadership cohort. Physician of the Year, Julie Madorsky, M.D. will speak at the second Gathering on July 12.

July 13 Inaugural Benefit Iftar for Bayan Claremont, 7 p.m. to 8:30p.m., Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim, Jerry Campbell and Jihad Turk speak. Tickets $50 for students, $75 for others, or $700 for table for 10.

July 15 If you're in Orlando, FL for the Christian Church General Assembly, be sure to stop by the luncheon hosted by our own Disciples Seminary Foundation, featuring Walter Brueggemann, Marjorie Suchocki, and Jon Berquist! Murad Dibbini will also be hosting a CST pub night.

August 23-24 Claremont Lincoln University International Jain Conference: Women's Perspectives in the Dharma Traditions.

Sept. 11 Convocation.

Oct. 2, 6 p.m. CLU’s first annual Ahimsa Award will go to Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and Mrs. Pramodaben Chitrabhanu at a gala celebration on International Ahimsa Day.

Oct. 23 Installation of the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan as 7th President of Claremont School of Theology.

Jan. 17-20, 2014 13th Annual Whitehead International Film Festival, Mudd Theater.

Jan. 23-26, 2014 Opening Retreat in Burlingame, Ca., for the Center for Engaged Compassion's Certificate in Engaged Compassion, available for CEU and academic graduate credit - it is a 14 week course that ends with the closing retreat April 24-27.

Feb. 4-5, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway (D.Min. ’88), Senior Pastor, Bethel AME, L.A. gives the chapel sermon; Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes, President, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, gives the annual lecture.

In the Media


Popular Mechanics covered Philip Clayton speaking at the World Science Festival in NY on “A Brief History of Infinities.”

The California Report, which airs on NPR stations throughout California, quoted Monica A. Coleman on the subject of same-sex marriage (her segment begins at 3:36). She also has a new anthology out that she edited on Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought from Fortress Press: Ain’t I a Womanist Too. She wrote an Op-Ed on speaking about faith for The Byline Blog, and she was interviewed on Think Piece about the intersection of faith, science, and mental health. She also did a teleconference on Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual.

NRI and other media covered Brianne Donaldson’s appointment as Assistant Professor of Jain & Sikh Studies at Claremont Lincoln.

Roland Faber and Whitehead Researcher Jeremy Fackenthal are the editors of a new book on "Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness."

Christian Century and Inside Higher Ed covered Jeffrey Kuan’s new position as President Elect of CST, and the Claremont Courier also covered it, as well as his support of the historic same-sex marriage rulings.

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook received a $4,000 grant to develop a “Seminar in Interreligious Education” from the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College.

Congratulations to Stephen Morgan, who was appointed as the new President of University of the West.

Adjunct Prof. Faisal Qazi joins Jewish and Christian leaders to discuss “Where Was God During the Holocaust?” at the Paramount Studios on July 22, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up.

Adjunct Robert Shore-Goss authored a new book, with CST alumna/i Meagan More and Joseph Shore-Goss as contributors, on "Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians."

Najeeba Syeed-Miller spoke on “Working to Dispel Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia” at the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management’s Lunch & Learn Seminar. She’s now writing a series on the Ethical Dimensions of Ramadan, which this year is July 9 through Aug. 8.


Sarah Halverson (M.Div. ’05) and her ministry were featured in a piece on same-sex marriage by popular L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez.

Congratulations to Joe Hortiales (M.Div. ’08) for being named UMC Cal-Pac’s Associate Director of Hispanic/Latino Ministries.

Congratulations to Kaitlin Kevorkian (M.A. ’12) for being selected as the UMC Cal-Pac Conference Field Coordinator of the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Congratulations to Nicole Reilley (M.Div. ’92) for being named the UMC Cal-Pac Interim Director of New Ministries.

Melissa Smithee (M.Div., ’09) offered spiritual guidance to a woman in a relationship with a transgender man on VH1’s “I’m Married to a…” (She appears about 29 min. into the episode.)


The fourth issue of the Claremont Journal of Religion is now out. Congratulations to the student editors and contributors on another excellent issue!

Student Chris Carter spoke about how his background growing up hungry influenced his doctoral thesis in a moving Fund for Theological Education Interview.

Congratulations to Jennifer Gutierrez for being selected as UMC Cal-Pac’s Interim Director of Justice and Compassion.

Congratulations to Clemette Haskins, who was honored as one of Warren County Public Schools Distinguished Alumni!

Homebrewers Tripp Fuller & Bo Sanders sponsored a live podcast at the recent UCC General Synod: Geek Out in Long Beach with Philip Clayton and Homebrewed Christianity, which they now have on sale for $15. They also sponsored a Corn Hole & Podcast Extravaganza with the CST folks looking for Corn Hole revenge against Tony Jones and the Fuller Seminar folks, who won it last time.

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes, Lidiya Potapenko, and Vanessa Rios-Reyes are studying Jain Dharma in India this summer through Claremont Lincoln’s Center for Jain Studies.

Other News:

CST's world-class faculty has designed an accelerated M.Div. that allows students to complete the degree in two years, instead of three. It's been featured in several denominational publications including The Christian Church (Disciples), various UMC conferences, and even church newsletters.

The Center for Engaged Compassion received a $25,000 grant from the 1440 Fund to help publicize its activities – Congratulations!

The Los Angeles Conservancy ran a nice piece about our Edward Durell Stone-designed Kresge Chapel.

China’s main news service, Xinhua News, has been covering Claremont Lincoln University with greater frequency in both its English language and Chinese versions. Here’s their latest piece titled “International Forum Discusses China’s Urbanization.

Help Wanted:

CST Dean of Library & Information Resources

CST Director of Student Financial AID & HEA Compliance

CLU Assistant/Associate VP for Advancement

CLU Executive Assistant to the President and Executive VP

CLU Faculty Position: Religion & Politics