2021 Bethany Peace Essay Contest

The Bethany Peace Essay Contest in made possible by the Jennie Calhoun Baker Endowment.

Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Social Change in an Increasingly Virtual World

More than five decades after civil resistance movements worldwide, communities

2021 Peace Essay Contest Launched

The Peace Studies program at Bethany Theological Seminary is now accepting entries for its 2021 Peace Essay Contest. Made possible by the Jennie Calhoun Baker Endowment, the contest has a deadline of May 15, 2021.

Essay Contest to Highlight Peacemakers

How and why are some individuals inspired and inspiring? The 2016 Bethany Peace Essay Contest—Inspired and Inspiring Peacemakers—asks student writers to share in a public voice about someone they consider to be an inspiring peacemaker. Sponsored by the peace

Student writing

2016 Essay Winners Announced

The top three entries in Bethany Theological Seminary’s 2016 Peace Essay Contest have been selected, all addressing this year’s topic of Inspired and Inspiring Peacemakers:

  • First place –        Kristy Shellenberger, “Inspiring Peace from the Back of the Church: Spencer

Winners of Peace Essay Announced

Bethany Seminary has announced the winners of the 2015 Peace Essay Contest on the theme Peacemaking, Creation Justice, and the Beloved Community. Katerina Friesen, an MDiv student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, received first place for her essay “Planting

Brethren Life & Thought

A scholarly journal published in the interest of the Church of the Brethren

Brethren Life & Thought is a joint publication of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Brethren Journal Association (BJA). The journal solicits thoughtful interpretive essays, scholarly articles, and

Bethany Named to Seminaries That Change the World

For the third consecutive year, Bethany Theological Seminary has been recognized as a Seminary That Changes the World by The Center for Faith and Service. Each year, Seminaries That Change the World identifies a

Forum to Explore Just Peace

Bethany Seminary’s seventh Presidential Forum weekend, scheduled for October 29-31, 2015, will feature internationally known speakers, Bethany leadership, and presenters from the peace church traditions on the theme A Pilgrimage of

Application Essay Instructions

Writing, reflecting, and researching are essential aspects of a theological education. At Bethany, we welcome theological diversity and strive to create a respectful and caring learning environment for all. Please note that your essays will not be judged or

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation

Purpose

A Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation will be useful for persons interested in gaining knowledge and skill regarding their own and others’ conflicts on a personal and/or vocational level. Conflict transformation goes beyond conflict resolution and conflict