Student Council Response
As our campus moves forward, we are dedicated to providing a space where all voices may be heard and affirmed. We hope to model community in our behavior, and we trust that God is truly working in our midst. Below is a letter from our Student Coordinating Council outgoing and incoming Presidents, and I believe it speaks to the hard work and reflection that is taking place on our campus. As the...
A Collection of Letters
Over the last few days there have been a number of wonderful individuals who have posted reflections, prayers, messages of support, and hopes for healing over the housing policy here at Columbia. Because of the attention this issue has garnered, I felt it would important for there to be a location where we could find these messages. With the permission of the authors I am posting links to these...
Imago Dei Response
Dear Columbia Community, Members of Imago Dei are deeply saddened and disappointed by the administrative cabinet’s decision to not change the current housing policy that excludes life-long committed same-gender couples from living on campus. We feel that this excludes our friends, our classmates, our families, and our sisters and brothers in Christ from fully being a part of this...
Student Response to CTS
Over the last few days there have been a number of responses from students on the housing policy. I have offered the use of the this space for students who do not have blogs where they may voice their response. I invite you to read and share the following testimony by an amazing student and friend. If you wish you respond, you can follow him on twitter @sheldonsteen Dear CTS Executive Cabinet, I...
Update to the housing policy:
Students at Columbia just received an update from Steve Hayner on the housing policy. To: Students of CTS From: Dr. Steve Hayner, President Date: April 23, 2012 Re: Housing Policy Dear Students of CTS, Last Friday, at the encouragement of both our students and our administrative leaders, I wrote a memo describing where we are in this long, and for many,...
A Personal Look at the Housing Policy →
“I crafted this video simply to tell the story of my friend’s pain caused by the exclusive housing policy at Columbia Theological Seminary. I believe that God works through personal stories to connect hearts and minds and to foster greater understanding and deeper respect among diverse peoples. I admire my friend for her courage and I am convicted by her naming of the injustice - its...