Featured Updates from General Seminary
The 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church was held in Austin, TX in July 2018. General Seminary was well-represented and active in all operations. Current student Jennifer Allen ‘20, served on the House of Deputies Committee on Sexual Violence and Exploitation.
General is thrilled to welcome the Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker to our faculty as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. She comes most recently from teaching the Old Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. However, her extensive education has spanned a considerable range of places, from upstate New York (B.A., Hamilton College) to Paris (studying art history) to Manhattan (M.Div., Union Theological Seminary) to Central America (studying liberation theology) to Connecticut (S.T.M., Ph.D., Yale University), and now to Chelsea Square.
The Rev. Alison Turner, ‘18
Many current students and Alum of General Seminary, as well as friends, old and new, did just that as they visited the booth for their ‘ Welcome home’ conversations and ‘take away’ gifts for all the senses.
“I was not sure what to expect when I came to campus,” reflects Dr. Parker, “but I fell in love with General almost the minute I arrived...
"In my office at General Seminary sits a picture of the class of 1974. In it are two pioneering women, Paige Bigelow and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Muncie the first female students to matriculate in the Master of Divinity..."
General Seminary is partnering with New York City churches and museums for a Manhattan-wide Stations of the Cross that takes the form of a public art project. It begins at the Met Cloisters (Station One – Jesus is Condemned) and ends at the National September 11 Memorial (Station Fourteen - Entombment). Several churches, including Trinity Church Wall Street and the Riverside Church will also serve as stations. Additionally, other stations include the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and the African Burial Ground Visitor Center.
If you will be attending the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, make sure that you join General Seminary's "An Anglican Theology of Formation."