BY KEVIN VOGEL | ARTS, ETC. EDITOR
Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary will be partnering to operate a center for “leadership development in social justice and reconciliation, international relationships and interreligious bridge-building.”
The center was announced tonight before a speech by Archbishop Desmond Tutu—for whom the new center is named—by Christian Theological Seminary president Matthew Myer Boulton and Butler University president James Danko.
The theologian Allan Aubrey Boesak will serve as the center’s founding director. Boesak is currently the Desmond Tutu chair of peace, global justice and reconciliation studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary.
“The vision of the center, and my own firm commitment, is to encapsulate, enhance and honor the legacy of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in all ways he has served the Church and the world,” Boesak wrote in an announcement distributed at Clowes Hall after the event tonight.
Boulton said that the center has financial support from the Dungy Foundation.
The Butler Collegian will have more on this developing story in its Wednesday, Sept. 18 issue.