Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Interreligious Theological School to Form in MA; Will Provide Multi-Faith Experience

Two theological schools are joining to form a university to educate people of all religions, the Associated Press website reports today (June 22, 2010).

Andover Newton Theological School -- just outside of Boston -- and Chicago's Meadville Lombard Theological School announced today they will unite to form an "interreligious theological university" by 2011.

Andover-Newton president Nick Carter said students will still be able to receive a degree from his school. He said the difference is they will be interacting with students earning degrees in other religions from other schools on the Newton campus.

Carter added that experience is crucial in working in a multi-faith world.

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