Happy New Year! The new year is upon us, the second semester—the final semester for some students!—has begun, and there is a lot to talk about at  Candler.


Dr. Wesley de Souza, Professor of Evangelism of Evangelism at Candler and Dr. Winston Worrell, Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute led a group of a dozen Candler students to an evangelism seminar in Delhi, India from January 5-12. Students’ costs were subsidized by Candler, and several students are still in India exploring the amazing country. Last we heard they were headed to Jaipur.

Benedictine Prayer

A “Mid-day” (it actually starts at 12:30) Benedictine prayer service is starting up this semester in our Prayer Chapel. We encourage those who are seeking a rhythm in their prayer, study, work and worship life to attend. The readings and prayer will last approximately 15 minutes.

New Student Groups

The Candler Society for Multiracial Congregations has recently formed. They seek to help seminarians look critically at the lack of heterogeneous congregations and to offer tools and support for the formation of multiracial congregations. Check them out on Facebook.

The Candler Garden Club is just getting going on campus. A small but committed group of Candler students and staff, led by first-year MDiv student Jason Myers has submitted a petition to create a educational vegetable garden right next to the Theology Building!

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In March, Emory will host a visit by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Cardinal Kasper has been deeply involved in interfaith work, including heading the Vatican’s work on Catholic-Jewish relations. He will give a special talk sponsored by Candler, and Emory’s Aquinas Center and the Halle Institute entitled, “The Timelessness of Speaking of God.” The event is free and open to the public; Tickets are available online.

Summer Travel Opportunities

This summer, the Emory Global Health Institute is sending teams to Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Haiti, and The Bahamas. Candler students are encouraged to apply for spots on various teams as Field Scholars. Scholarships pay for $3000 for the summer. Check out the EGHI website for more info.

So we’ve got an exciting semester ahead. Come be a part of some of the amazing things going on at Candler and Emory, around Atlanta, and all over the world!