Current News

ESR Named to 2015 Class of Seminaries that Change The World

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 08:12

Join us for the 2015 Willson Lectures as we explore "Finding The Spirit of God in The Spirit of The World" with keynote speaker Diana Butler Bass.

ESR Welcomes Diana Butler Bass for 2015 Willson Lectures

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 07:23

Join us for the 2015 Willson Lectures as we explore "Finding The Spirit of God in The Spirit of The World" with keynote speakerDiana Butler Bass

ESR Offers Contextual Education Trip to Colombia

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 07:18

ESR will be leading a contextual education trip to Colombia, partnering with the Christian Peacemakers team, during the May 2015 Intensive. 

Fall 2014 ESR Reports Available Online

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 07:09

The most recent issue of ESR Reports is now available, and if you haven't received a copy in the mail. you can also read it on our website.

We are exited to debut a new design and format with this issue, and great content including articles from alums Jessica Easter '14, Josh Seligman '14, and Adam Weber '11. You can view the issue here

ESR and Bethany Seminary Share Opening Convocation

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 07:04

On Thursday, August 28th, ESR and Bethany Theological Seminary shared their opening convocation in Bethany's Nicarry Chapel. Students, faculty and staff joined together to worship and listen to the message presented by ESR Ministry of Writing Professor Ben Brazil. A recording of the convocation can be found here.

ESR Supports Volunteer Service with New Scholarship

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 06:59

Earlham School of Religion recently joined FAITH³’s 2014 Class of Seminaries That Change the World. According to FAITH³ Director Wayne Meisel, an important qualification for this distinction is that the school evidence a “commitment to faithfully engage in the world” and to assist students in their pursuit of “a lifetime of service.”

ESR to Participate in Virtual Grad School Fair

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 06:54

ESR will again participate in the Seminary and Theological Grad School Virtual Fair on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

For more information contact Matt Hisrich, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at or call (800) 432-1377. 

ESR Offers Financial Seminars

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 06:41

ESR is offering practical help to students, alumni/ae and area pastors in the form of financial seminars thanks to a Lilly Endowment grant. These free seminars, which will take place this fall, will cover basic money concepts, investment and debt, issues related to income tax and ministry, estate planning, insurance options and strategies, and investments concepts.

ESR to Host 2014 Quaker Leadership Conference

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 06:34

ESR will host their 5th annual Quaker Leadership ConferenceLeading as Servants in the Manner of Friends, on August 15-17, 2014, featuring keynote presentations from Alan Kolp and Ann Riggs. 

ESR Announces Spring 2014 Friends in Residence

Post date: Tue, 2015-10-27 06:27

ESR will host Dale and Sylvia Graves as our Spring 2014 Friends in Residence during the week of April 14th. The Graves are active in Friends United Meeting (FUM) and in Friends ministry. Dale is currently serving as the presiding clerk for Western Yearly Meeting, and Sylvia is clerk for West Newton Friends. During their time at ESR, they will be presenting the program for Common Meal, bringing the message for programmed worship, and leading a workshop.