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Studying The Boston Theological Institute (BTI) is an association of ten university divinity schools, schools of theology, and seminaries in the Greater Boston area. It is one of the oldest and largest theological consortia in the world. Enrolling in one institution allows you to study at all of them. The BTI enables faculty, students and the public at large to engage in robust interreligious dialogue, learning, and community.

Latest News

Welcome to our new website!
Welcome to the new home of the BTI on the web. As you can see, this is very much a work in progress; we invite you back every couple of weeks to explore new resources as they come online. The goal of this site is to be an actively updated resource for the faculties, students, staffs, prospective students, and alumni of BTI schools - and for all those with an interest in interreligious theological learning.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary: President Dennis Hollinger Reflects On A National Trend of Seminarians:
"It reflects the patterns of a post-denominational society," said President Hollinger. "People are not choosing churches based on denominational affiliation, and that is trickling down to seminary students." read more...
Boston University School of Theology: Faith and Ecology Report Lists Engaging Seminaries
Listed by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development as one of the top 25 schools that "excel in offering courses on faith and ecology".read more...
Conference Announcement: BU Graduate Student Conference on Religious Diversity
The Center for Global Christianity & Mission will be co-hosting a graduate student conference at Boston University on "Religious Diversity: Conflict, Cooperation, and Creolization" to be held November 14th, 2015. read more...

Latest Events

8 Oct
Thursday, October 8, 5:30pm
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge,
13 Oct
Tuesday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 14
Registration Required
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Kaiser Chapel, Hamilton, MA
14 Oct
Wednesday, October 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Harvard Divinity School, Andover Hall, Sperry Room
15 Oct
Thursday, October 15
Boston University School of Theology, Oxnam Room (B-24), Basement, 745 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
Thursday, October 15, 5:30 p.m
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Film: David, a story of the interfaith friendship of two teen boys
Discussion with Dr. Asif Razvi, member and past president of the Islamic Center of Boston, and Rabbi Jen Gubitz of Shir Tikva, following the film. Appropriate for middle school and high school students, adults, and families. Free. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG).
Sunday, October 18, 3:00 - 5:30pm
The Islamic Center of Boston, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland
22 Oct
Subverting the Gospel of Guns, a two-day summit that will unite religious, civic, and academic leaders in a discussion of the epidemic of gun violence raging through American cities.
Keynote speakers: Attorney General Maura Healey (Commonwealth of Massachusetts) and Mayor Martin J. Walsh (City of Boston)
Thursday, October 22 – Friday, October 23
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
28 Oct
"Speaking to Secular America-How the Church is Reaching Out to the Non-Religious in Our Society"
Speaker: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Wednesday, October 28 – Friday, October 30
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Thursday, October 29, 2:00 p.m
Holy Cross School of Theology, Pappas Gymnasium

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