Spring 2022 Semester
“Faith, Politics, and the Public Square” will be a spring semester virtual (online via Zoom) course on Mondays from 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. EST. combines conversation with public officials, political figures, advocates and activists, and theological reflection on the issues and structures of public life, such as public discourse, social identity, the uses of power and violence, and the witness of churches.
EP-282-VT Faith, Politics & Public Square taught by Dr. Rick Elgendy (4 credit hours), January 24-May 2, 2022, Mondays 10:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM.
May 2022 Intensive
“Advocacy and Action in the Public Square” is a one-week May-term immersion in Washington, DC. The in-person class allows students to reflect theologically and develop practical strategies for faithfully engaging in the public square. Students will visit and engage with policy experts, public servants, faith-based advocacy groups, community activists, pastors, and media representatives.
2 credit hours, taught by Dr. Lorena Parrish, May 16-20, 2022.
*Seminarians at accredited institutions are invited to cross-register for one or both courses and are eligible to also enroll in additional Wesley courses during the selected term(s).
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Eligibility and Tuition
NCES is open to any student in good standing with an accredited seminary.
Students from participating institutions are charged for tuition at their home institution's regular tuition rate and pay these charges through their home seminary. If you are uncertain if your school is a participating institution, see the list below, or if you would like to find out how it can join, please reach out to Admissions at email@example.com.
Other NCES students pay tuition directly to Wesley Theological Seminary at Wesley's regular tuition rate noted on the application form.
NCSS students have served in internships in the past at a variety of locations, including:
Bread for the World • Sojourners • White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships • UMC General Board of Church & Society • Friends Committee for National Legislation • Churches for Middle East Peace • PC-USA Office of Public Witness
In the future, our staff and faculty will be able to help students connect with potential placements through the NCES network of institutional partnerships that align with their interests and skills.
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In addition to institutions of the Washington Theological Consortium, the seminaries in the following listing have become Participating Institutions in NCES with designated faculty representatives:
Asbury Theological Seminary • Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries • Bangor Theological Seminary • Boston University School of Theology • Candler School of Theology, Emory University • Catholic Theological Union (Chicago) • Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis) • Columbia Theological Seminary (Georgia) • Drew University Theological School • Duke University Divinity School • Earlham School of Religion • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary • Harvard University Divinity School • Iliff School of Theology • Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta) • Lancaster Theological Seminary • Lexington Theological Seminary • Meadville/Lombard Theological School • Methodist Theological School in Ohio • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary • New Brunswick Theological Seminary • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary • North Park Theological Seminary • Pacific School of Religion • Palmer Theological Seminary • Perkins School of Theology • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary • Princeton Theological Seminary • School of Theology at Claremont (California) • Southern Methodist University • Union Theological Seminary (New York) • United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio) • United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities • University of Dubuque Theological Seminary • Vanderbilt University Divinity School