Eden Theological Seminary Announces the Establishment of the Center for Lived Faith and Organizing

Eden Theological Seminary, in partnership with the United Church of Christ Justice & Local Church Ministries and the Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), announces the establishment of the Center for Lived Faith and Organizing. 

The Center, with the support of a generous grant from the Fetzer Institute, will support people of faith engaged deeply in transforming the world through community and cultural organizing grounded in theology and faith.

The Center exists to educate, train, and connect communities with local and regional partners for long-term and sustainable ministry in organizing and justice work. Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Assistant Professor of Community Engagement and Contextual Education, Director of Contextual Education, will serve as the founding faculty director. Rev. Dr. Justin Marshall Shamell will serve as the new Relationship Manager and Recruiter of Congregations.  

Bolstering Eden’s mission as a school of the church, the Center for Lived Faith and Organizing is part of Eden’s Certificate and Community Learning programs and intends to support congregations, justice seeking community members, clergy, and students.

If you are interested in learning more about the Center for Lived Faith and Organizing, please contact Dr. Wise Baker at [email protected] or fill out this form if you have questions!

Read the UCC article about the launch of the Center for Lived Faith and Organizing here.