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News from the Hill September 15, 2012 | back to index

Andover Newton, Hebrew College acquire journals


The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue and State of Formation, will expand our CIRCLE!  Moving from their institutional home at Auburn Seminary in New York, the two online publications will now be housed in the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE), a joint venture of Hebrew College and Andover Newton.

Andover Newton’s President Nick Carter welcomed this development, noting that it is “an exciting addition to our vision for establishing the Hill as a national center for multi-faith leadership formation.”

“The decision to become the institutional home for two publications dedicated to catalyzing conversations about the importance of interreligious understanding, is a clear reflection of the commitment our schools have to be pioneers and field-builders in the emerging area of interfaith/interreligious studies,” added Dr. Jennifer Peace,  assistant professor of interfaith studies at Andover Newton and co-director of CIRCLE.

The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue  is a leading online academic journal for the exploration of theology, history,  pedagogy and communal leadership in an interreligious context.

State of Formation is a forum for emerging religious and ethical leaders — seminarians, graduate students and new professionals — for the discussion of religion and public life, spirituality and vocational development.

The founding editors of the two publications, Joshua Stanton and Stephanie Varnon-Hughes, will continue in their current roles.

"It is an honor to be working with Josh and Stephanie and the many talented scholars, community leaders and students involved in these innovative ventures,” said Rabbi Or Rose,  director of Hebrew College’s Center for Global Judaism and co-director of CIRCLE.