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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.

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Welcome to our new website!

The online Spring 2016 course catalogue is here!  Other web pages in progress: BTI Certificate Programs and About the BTI. 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. 

Boston Theological Institute E-News

November 17, 2015 - Click here to view our latest newsletter.  Subscribe by emailing

Sacred Storyteling: An Interfaith Retreat

Dec 18-20, Stockbridge, MA (Kripalu Retreat Center). Enjoy an integrated retreat in which storytelling is complemented by meditation, song, chant, journaling, and constructive interreligious and cross-cultural dialogue. In the company of three scholars (one Jewish, one Christian, and one Muslim), come study classic and contemporary narratives about identity formation, interpersonal relationships, and interfaith dynamics.  Presenters: Jennifer Peace, Or Rose, and Celene Ibrahim of the CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education) Program. CIRCLE is a joint intiative of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College. More information here

Call for Papers: 2016 New England Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion

The 2016 New England & Canadian Maritimes Regional Meeting of the AAR will meet Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Boston College School of Theology & Ministry.  Paper proposals due January 19, 2016.  See here for details.

Latest Events

01 Dec
World AIDS Day: Beloved Community, Beloved Work, Moving Forward in Life
Community Remembrance w/ the Natural Dharma Fellowship
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA
03 Dec
Storytelling for Healing: William Casey, Director, Restorative Justice Program, NVMS
Presented by The Church in the 21st Century, Boston College
Thursday, December 3, 5:30 pm
Boston College, Gasson Hall Room 100
03 Dec
Interfaith Dialogue: A Brief Introduction, with Professor Richard Seager, Hamilton College
Presented by the Center for Faith & Inquiry at Gordon College
Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm
Ken Olsen Science Center, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA

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