The founding of the Washington Theological Union in 1968 signaled a renewed interest and commitment to theological education for seminarians from several religious communities and, later, for members of the laity as the spirit and direction of the Second Vatican Council forged a new understanding of the Church in the world and of religious liberty. For almost 45 years, students from geographically diverse areas were enriched by the critical study of theology, scripture, liturgy, and ethics, as well as by the integration of these disciplines with the ministerial development of each person. Congruently, the ongoing transmission of the charisms of each of the religious communities who sponsored and helped to make up the community of the Union, was given rich and enduring expression through study, worship, public lectures, and the arts.
As the Union anticipates closure in the year 2013, it does so with a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing the Union’s rich legacy lives within its graduates as they continue to grow spiritually, develop new theological insight, and as they serve the People of God as competent and compassionate ministers.
Our newly formed, streamlined website, created by Marc DelMonico, M.Div., M.A., a 2006 graduate of the Union and co-founder of the Perisphere Media Company, is intended to assist our remaining students in completing the necessary requirements for the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry degrees, and for students completing Graduate Certificate programs. In addition, the website allows for ongoing information about recent news from students, faculty and alumni and for giving notification of forthcoming events throughout the coming year.
We hope you will befriend our new website with the assurance of the staff’s attention to assist you and of our delight in hearing from you during the coming year.