EDS Community Read leads to fruitful collaborative partnerships

This past academic year provided a unique opportunity for the Episcopal Divinity School at Union to reimagine how it delivers instruction, supports its students, celebrates worship and frames its role in the public square. At the same time, it was also an opportunity to get a glimpse of what might be possible if EDS at Union entered into a more regular, collaborative partnership with two institutes at Union Theological Seminary: The Center for Earth Ethics headed by Karenna Gore, and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice led by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.
One immediate fruit of this collaboration was the selection of MacArthur Fellowship awardee Catherine Flowers’ book Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret as EDS at Union’s Spring community read. For the third year running, EDS at Union selected a book it asks all students to read. Waste exposed students to the role that faith leaders can play


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