United Theological Seminary

Events Calendar

What’s happening on campus?

Each graduating student may attend and bring one guest at no charge. Additional guests are $15.00. Children under 10 are free. Registrations are required. Please use the form below.

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Same God, and a discussion about embodied solidarity with Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Assistant Professor at University of Virginia, and Ailya Vajid, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life at Macalester College.

Same God explores the aftermath of a December 10, 2015, Facebook post, where Dr. Hawkins declared her intention to don a hijab in embodied solidarity with Muslim sisters throughout the Christian season of Advent. The post initiated a national and international conversation about the nature of God and the possibilities for multi-faith solidarity in a time when Islamaphobia, xenophobia, religiously-motivated hate crimes and racism are more prolific than any time in history.
 
“I don’t love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity. I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay…
I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God. 
…theoretical solidarity is not solidarity at all.”
– Dr. Larycia Hawkins

About the Speakers:
Dr. Larycia Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins is a scholar, a political science professor and an activist. She teaches and researches at the University of Virginia, where she is jointly appointed as assistant professor in the departments of Politics and Religious Studies, serves as a faculty fellow at the university’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture, is a contributor to the Project on Lived Theology and co-convenes the Henry Luce Foundation project, Religion and Its Publics.

Ailya Vajid
Ailya Vajid serves the Macalester community as the Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life. In her work, she seeks to promote open, honest dialogue and interaction, and she encourages communities to draw on the strength and richness of diversity as tools for learning, creative engagement, and positive change. Ailya is also committed to issues of mental health and counseling. Ailya holds a BA in Religion and Islamic Studies from Swarthmore College and an MA in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join in on an intimate conversation between Dr. Hawkins and Ailya Vajid!
Sun May 0 5

Commencement

Larycia Hawkins, PhD, MPA, will give the commencement address on the theme “you were made for such a time as this.” A scholar, author, and speaker, Dr. Hawkins was a professor at Wheaton College when she declared solidarity with Muslims and was placed on administrative leave. The documentary, Same God, explores race, Islamaphobia and religious freedom through Dr. Hawkins’s story. Currently, Dr. Hawkins serves as the Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

Minnesota winters are hell.

This spring, it’s time for a treat!

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is offering monthly retreats for caregivers and changemakers. We know that you experience enormous challenges, and burnout among people like you is high. That’s why we want to offer you the opportunity to spend the day with us, relaxing and refreshing yourself.

Come to campus for the day and choose from the following activities:

  • Artistic Expression: Bring something you are working on or create something new.
  • Singing for Your Soul: Join in a song, listen to others, learn some new rhythms.
  • Don’t You Feel It Too? Bring your playlist and earbuds and dance your inner life with Marcus Young.
  • Healing Touch: Receive one-on-one non-invasive energy therapy. You will be fully clothed during the session.
  • Reiki: Like Healing Touch, reiki is a form of energy therapy, which is administered while you are fully clothed.
  • Aromatherapy: Engage in holistic healing with natural plant extracts.
  • Yoga: Nurture your body through a series of yoga postures.
  • Meditation: Take time for mindfulness.
  • Games for Laughter: Explore social play as metaphor for social change.

These offerings will be available simultaneously, although some will require you to sign up when you arrive. Healthy snacks and beverages are available; lunch is not included. Come when you are able and stay as long as you like.

Register on our Eventbrite page. Scholarships are available for those who need them.

No additional detail for this event.

Mon May 2 7

Memorial Day

The seminary will be closed for Memorial Day.