Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard's "New Model for Theological Education"


This page includes updates and announcements on developing plans for the "new model for theological education," announced in June 2010 by Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard, to be completed by June 2011. It also includes other material relating to on-going interfaith education at Andover Newton.

Questions, answers, and more on the "new model" (October 19, 2010)

In June 2010, Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard announced an exciting new plan. This article updates the story. More...


Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard announce a "new model" for theological education (June 21, 2010)

Two leading seminaries have agreed in principle to form a new interreligious university-style theological institution that seeks to become an innovative center for educating religious leaders for service in a pluralistic world. More...


Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard discuss possiblities for an "innovative partnership" (April 22, 2010)

Trustee representatives from Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard have launched a formal negotiation process, exploring the possibility of an innovative partnership between their schools. Joined by their presidents, the group outlined their task, the format and logistics of their discussions, and drafted a covenant for their work together. More..


About Meadville Lombard

Founded in 1844, Meadville moved to Chicago in 1926 and merged with Lombard College's divinity school in the 1930s. Today it is one of two graduate seminaries devoted to the Unitarian Universalist tradition. More...


CIRCLE and other on-going interfaith initiatives at Andover Newton


Luce Foundation provides $285,000 grant to continue and expand interfaith work with Hebrew College (September 16, 2010)

The Henry Luce Foundation grant will support the on-going work of the CIRCLE Fellows and other interfaith activities on the campuses of Hebrew College and Andover Newton More...


Andover Newton community members respond to attacks on Islam (September 6, 2010)

In September 2010, members of the Andover Newton community responded to widespread attacks on American muslims and Islam during a late summer controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center. This page includes links to articles, video, and a petition signed by more than 3,000. More...


Waiting for Obama: CIRCLE goes to the White House (June 7, 2010)

Directors of the CIRCLE interfaith program at Andover Newton and Hebrew College went to the White House to participate in a special conference about interfaith efforts on American campuses. A news article and CIRCLE Co-Director Dr. Jennifer Peace tell the story. More...


CIRCLE gathering in April 2010 to “carry the torch of interfaith understanding” (March 23, 2010)

In this article, Dr. Jennifer Peace describes an up-coming interfaith conference and looks back on the activities, progress, and learning that have taken place in the CIRCLE program. More...


CIRCLE sets Andover Newton and Hebrew College "apart from their peers" says Huffington Post (March 8, 2010)

The Huffington Post says Andover Newton and Hebrew College are "two of the leaders in the multi-faith seminary movement." More...


About CIRCLE

Founded in 2008 with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) is a nationally recognized, joint interfaith action and study initiative of Andover Newton and Hebrew College. More...