MTSO’s campus events are presented
by the Theological Commons.
As a theological school, we believe we are called to share our intellectual resources with the church and the world in numerous ways, through the education of our students and in dialogue with our broader community.
We do this in part through the Theological Commons, a learning network built on partnerships of scholarship, inquiry and practice. By offering events, learning resources and continuing conversation, the Theological Commons promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience between students, faculty, clergy and the public for the benefit of all participants and those they serve.
Faculty lecture by professors Paul Kim and M. Fulgence Nyengele
“Pursuing Happiness Across Cultures: Positive Psychology, Bible, Korean Jeong, and AfricanUbuntu in Creative Dialogue” is the topic of MTSO’s spring faculty lecture.
Annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue
“Religions of India in America” is this year’s lecture, to be delivered by Vasudha Narayanan, distinguished professor of religion at the University of Florida and past president of the American Academy of Religion.
Ending Violence Against Women and Children
Drew University Theological School professor Traci C. West leads a one-day workshop, “Ending Violence Against Women and Children.” The workshop is presented by the East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), in partnership with the West Ohio MFSA and MTSO.
Williams Institute Lectures
Melanie Harris, associate professor of religion and ethics at Texas Christian University, will deliver two lectures. The theme is “An Ecowomanist Vision: Planetary Health and Self Care.”
United Methodist Women’s History: Voices Lost and Found
Dana Robert will be the opening speaker for this conference in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the United Methodist Women. In addition, papers will be presented covering home and foreign mission, the effect of the work on women and communities, significant figures in the history of United Methodist Women, and deaconess history.
Review printed material and watch video from past Theological Commons events.