United Theological Seminary

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  • 03
    03.May.Friday

    Spring Banquet for Graduating Students

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2019.05.03

    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.

  • 04
    04.May.Saturday

    Same God: Embodied Solidarity Comes at a Price

    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    2019.05.04
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114
    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!
  • 05
    05.May.Sunday

    Commencement

    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.05.05

    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.

  • 13
    13.May.Monday

    Summer Trimester Begins

    All day
    2019.05.13

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 27
    27.May.Monday

    Memorial Day

    All day
    2019.05.27

    The seminary will be closed for Memorial Day.