National Capital Semester for Seminarians (NCSS)

The National Capital Semester for Seminarians (NCSS) is an opportunity for students to spend a semester in DC exploring the intersection of theology and public policy. Students will travel to locations such as Capitol Hill, the White House, think tanks, and non-profits to engage in conversations with faith leaders, faith-based advocacy groups, policy experts, public officials, and media representatives. These site visits are paired with seminar discussions of key texts in public theology as well as relevant contemporary topics. NCSS also provides an opportunity for more in-depth experience through an internship or directed research study.

On Tuesday, September 26th, Kristopher Norris will be visiting campus to meet with students (and faculty) regarding CTS participation in the National Capital Semester in Washington, DC.

10:10 Introduction in Chapel

10:30 Coffee Time in the refectory

12:30 Lunch discussion with interested students in the Refectory

Dr. Norris is Visiting Professor of Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Virginia after receiving degrees from Duke Divinity and Candler School of Theology. He is the author of two books, Pilgrim Practices and Kingdom Politics, as well several articles on issues of church and politics, race, and war. He co-directs Wesley’s NCSS program with former White House press secretary, Mike McCurry.

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