#GratitudeGiveDay, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, was a wonderful success! Through the generous on-line support of many of United’s alumni, friends, faculty and staff we raised $21,975 in actual gifts. As this amount exceeded our $20,000 goal of individual gifts, it activated the $20,000 match. For the day, you helped us raise $41,975.
On October 9, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities hosted a panel about the artist Jimmy Reagan. Jimmy Reagan is internationally recognized as an Outsider Artist. Diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, he creates in a way that isn't impeded by the rules of mainstream art. Monday's panel included Jimmy's mother Peg Reagan, Associate Professor Emerita of Theology & the Arts at United Jann Cather Weaver, and artist Jeff Anderson. You can view the video of the whole panel below. The exhibit Conversations with Jimmy will be up at United until November 30, 2017.
This fall, United Theological Seminary is delighted to host a retrospective of Jimmy Reagan’s early works and artwork from his most recent exploration of other materials. We invite you to come be part of the conversation!
On June 5 and 6, 2017 , United hosted In Conversation with Craig Wright and Dominic Papatola, both alumni of the seminary, who have gone on to incorporate their ministry into the arts, particularly theatre. Below is the full video of the conversation with Wright from June 5.
2017 has been especially rife with protests, rallies, and marches. Nor has the call to action quieted in the last few weeks. There was the March for Science on April 22, and Tuesday, May 9 is the Medicare for All Rally. There are events popping up across the Twin Cities gearing up for Pride, and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) has been fundraising and hosting trainings consistently over the last month. Indeed with the coming of spring, there is a sense of renewal, of hope in troubling times, and the timeless recognition that in this season- life returns to the world in abundance.