October 2014

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is Among 10 Recipients of AAAS “Science for Seminaries” Grants

Funds pilot programs that integrate science into core theological education

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is among 10 schools that received grants for pilot programs integrating science into core theological curricula, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The grant will cover the cost of faculty, campus-wide events on the relevance of science to theological education, science resources, guest speakers, and more. Other seminaries receiving the grants are:

*Andover Newton Theological School – Newton Centre, Massachusetts
* Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.
* Columbia Theological Seminary – Decatur, Georgia
* Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, Missouri
* Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg – Pennsylvania
* Howard University School of Divinity – Washington, D.C.
* Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University – Berkeley, California
* Multnomah Biblical Seminary – Portland, Oregon
* Regent University School of Divinity – Virginia Beach, Virginia
* Wake Forest University School of Divinity – Winston-Salem, N.C.

“The Jesuit School of Theology is grateful for the AAAS support to expand our curriculum and prepare our students for the contemporary global community,” said Thomas Massaro, S.J., dean of JST. “Responsible ministers today must display a strong grasp of the relationship between science and religion, and this grant will help us better fulfill our mission of preparing learned ministers to engage in the digital age.”

More on the grants can be found here.

Media Contacts
Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Relations | dlohse@scu.edu | 408-554-5121
Christine Scheller | AAAS | cschelle@aaas.org |  202-326-7075