This Week on Transcendence. We.


Each year for the past three years an Egyptian-U.S. Delegation meets in early March. Approximately 20 of us gather – scholars, practitioners, journalists, religious representatives, and members of the Egyptian parliament, who do our utmost to understand the realities of one another’s religious and political contexts. The annual delegation is convened by Jennifer Cate, the exemplary Executive Director of Hands Along the Nile. As a delegation, this week we met with representatives at the United Nations in New York, and with members of the U.S. Congress in Washington DC, including with the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Yasser Reda, [...]

This Week on Transcendence. We.2020-03-13T09:53:56-07:00

Meet Shannon Maricielo


Shannon Maricielo’s interest in interfaith chaplaincy work drew her into her studies at the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) where she is completing her MA in Couples and Family Training (MACFT) program, and will graduate in June of 2021 with a MACFT and a Post-Master’s Certificate of Transforming Spirituality. Shannon has been a student worker at STM for about a year and a half. She was drawn to The Center for Religious Wisdom& World Affairs because of its unique opportunity to leverage the life-changing power of integrating academia, faith, and real-world, lived experience. The Center’s work on homelessness is [...]

Meet Shannon Maricielo2020-02-28T09:59:13-08:00

Rose Murphy – Student Affiliate Extraordinaire


Rose Murphy is an exceptional person and one of the Student Affiliates at the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs. From the perspective of Generation Z, Rose is energized by the modern-day relevance of many faith traditions. These traditions provide post-modern insights and different perspectives to classical wisdom. This is really true in her work contributing to a new Center resource on Homelessness. Rose recalls how the Hebrew Scriptures teach us about “Nahala,” which means "heritage" or "inheritance.” That inheritance is meant to be protected. To have your Nahala taken away is a place of vulnerability or even shelterlessness, especially as we are [...]

Rose Murphy – Student Affiliate Extraordinaire2020-02-03T11:42:02-08:00
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