In the religious wilderness of the United States of America a fresh shoot has sprung up which promises new hope for a harmoneous multifaith society.
On September 6, 2011, Claremont School of Theology, a distinguished United Methodist seminary with roots back to 1885, joined in partnership with The Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and the Islamic Center of Southern California/Bayan College. Together, they and a number of other affiliates have joined to create Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), an institution like none other, training imams, pastors, and rabbis. Seminarians will have separate curricula and degree programs for clergy formation, part of a larger set of offerings and degree options focused on the interdisciplinary, intercultural, and multireligious needs of the world in the 21st century.
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The keynote address at the opening was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation!
Here it is: