January 23, 2018


MTSO’s Paul Numrich lectures on space sharing by congregations


Paul Numrich, professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, will deliver a faculty lecture, “Space-Sharing Principles for Religious Organizations and Groups," at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. The lecture, presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO, is free and open to the public.

Here is a printable poster for the event.

Numrich, who also serves as professor of world religions and interreligious relations at Capital University, will speak on his faculty research project regarding space sharing. He continues to gather input from those who have participated in space-sharing arrangements at www.mtso.edu/sharingspace. The Louisville Institute has provided grant support for the project. 

Numrich recently has published two articles on space sharing: “When a Shared Parking Lot Isn’t Just About Parking” on the website Studying Congregations and “Space-Sharing by Religious Groups” on the site Practical Matters.

His space-sharing research follows a series of projects he has completed in his study of interreligious relations. Among his books are Religion and Community in the New Urban America and The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors.

Numrich holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, a Master of Divinity degree from Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from Aurora College.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322