STUDY RELIGION IN BOSTON | hub of interreligious theological education


Led by our Board of Trustees that represent our ten member schools, the BTI Consortium provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to foster interreligious cooperation. Since its founding in 1968, the BTI Consortium has become the largest theological consortium in the world, bringing together the resources of theological schools and seminaries throughout the greater Boston area together with some of the world's most prestigious educational institutions. 

Throughout its history and all its ongoing work, the BTI Consortium prioritizes the cultivation of a spirit of deep collaboration. By fostering authentic relationships we can bring into being what Rabbi Jonathan Sacks calls "the diginity of difference" in our diverse world. We hope to offer all our members opportunities to realize their role as responsible actors in local and global contexts, to form the next generation of visionary leaders, and create community for positive change exploring the role of religion in our pluralistic world.

Our current member schools are:


BTI Consortium Staff


Stephanie Edwards
Executive Director

Stephanie originally hails from near Portland, Oregon and now makes her home near Portland, Maine. After her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University (2007), Stephanie spent a formative year as a Jesuit Volunteer in post-Katrina New Orleans. She holds a PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College (2019), where her interdisciplinary research focused on the ties between Christian theology and trauma, particularly in the case of pharmaceutical memory modification. Stephanie's interest in such work has its roots in her "other" career as a social worker (MTS/MSW, Boston University 2011), wherein she has practiced diverse service delivery, grant writing, and non-profit management for nearly a decade. Stephanie is excited to bring both her non-profit and theological expertise to the BTI. She lives in Biddeford, Maine with her husband and rescue dog, EmmyLou.

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Chloe McLaughlin
Internal Projects Manager- Graduate Assistant

Chloe moved to Boston in 2019 from Frankfort, Indiana to begin her Master of Divinity degree at Boston University School of Theology. She received her undergraduate degree in Christian Worship and Humanities from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016. After 3 years in ministry as a Youth and Worship director, Chloe decided it was time to go back to school because, to be honest, she missed writing papers. Her interests are in Religion and Conflict Transformation, Interfaith Dialogue, and Leadership Philosophy. Her main roles at the BTI are creating newsletters and maintaining the website. She is excited to be a part of this learning community and hopes to have the opportunity to network with many aspiring theological thinkers. Chloe lives in Brighton with her 6-year-old corgi mix, Charlie.

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Board of Trustees

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