The Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion at New York Theological Seminary

 

Current Events

“Transforming Trauma into Triumph: The Urban Experience”

Download the flyer as a PDF HERE.

An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Navigating Trauma in This Current Political Climate

EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY IN ACTION!

Friday, February 23, 2018,  9:30 a.m. Р4:30 p.m.

 Interchurch Center, Sockman Lounge, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115

and

Saturday, February 24, 2018,  9:30 a.m. Р4:30 p.m.

The Riverside Church of New York, Room 10T, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027

Academic Credits and Continuing Education Units will be offered.

REGISTRATION FEE: $65.00
RSVP Friday, February 16, 2018

Academic Credits and Continuing Education Units will be offered.

To register please contact:
Min. Cynthia Gardner-Brim
Director of Alumni/ae Affairs
212-870-1244 | cgardnerbrim@nyts.edu

A Collaborative Seminar sponsored by C-SPUR and The Healing Dialogue Institute

For more information contact:
The Rev. Dr. Alfred Johnson, Director, C-SPUR
The Rev. Carol Dougherty-Steptoe, Director, The Healing Dialogues Institute

The additional requirements for Academic Credits and Continuing Education Units include:
  1. A Session on Trauma and the Urban Experience on Saturday February 17, 12pm – 4pm, led by Rev. Steptoe and Rev. Dr. Alfred Johnson (lunch will be available)
  2. Suggested and required readings, will be available by this weekend
  3. Personal journaling on your own experiences during the Seminar
  4. Peer learning and mentoring groups will meet in March based on desired subjects that arise from the Seminar. Those in the specific groups will arrange for the meetings most convenient with that group and the assigned facilitator.
  5. A Final group project that your class will create that will blend all learnings, readings, and experiences together

 


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As of September 1, 2017, Rev. Dr. Alfred Johnson has been appointed Director of the Center for the Study and Practice of

Urban Religion (C-SPUR) at New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). Read more here.

 


 

About C-SPUR

The Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR), formerly the Ecologies of Learning Project (EOL), is a research and action Center based at New York Theological Seminary. Founded by the late Dr. Lowell W. Livezey, former Professor of Urban Studies and Religion, NYTS received a grant in 2004 for the Ecologies of Learning project which developed into the Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR) in 2009.

The C-SPUR staff currently consist of The Rev. Moses O. Biney, Ph.D as Research Director and The Rev. Lori D. Hartman as the Director of Development and Administration, as well as Student Research Assistants as needed for various projects.

As an interactive network of scholars, seminary students, clergy, and community leaders in metropolitan New York, C-SPUR is committed to producing knowledge and events that are useful and empowering to communities of faith, neighborhoods, government and private agencies. C-SPUR accomplishes this by including members of NYC communities in planning and research, to help strengthen and transform our City and empower religious communities as agents in the City. We share our findings and sponsor public events, strengthening communities of faith as agents in the City.

At C-SPUR people work together to learn about the impact of communities of faith in New York City and beyond. We conduct research to determine how churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other religious organizations shape the City, and how changes in the City affect these institutions. The goal of C-SPUR is to help religious leaders, scholars, public officials and secular organizations understand communities of faith and the role of religion in urban life.