Office for Urban Initiatives
at Fuller Theological Seminary

 

The Office for Urban Initiatives (OUI) advances Fuller Theological Seminary’s commitment to enhance the education of students by teaching how to solve and end social injustices in the tradition of past and contemporary Christian reformers who administer justice and bring healing as taught in the Christian scriptures. Students learn how to identify and engage in critical issues that have left neighborhoods, cities, counties, states or even entire nations pained and conflicted.

 

Over the years, OUI has developed many partnerships with public and private organizations to solve and end injustices. Such partners include:

 

 

These partnerships have focused on solving and ending the following social injustices and critical issues

 

 

Students also learn to discover or rediscover ancient and contemporary Christian spiritual practices that strengthen their ability to overcome social injustices like the reformers. Often, such practices are taught only as a means to help nurture an intimate, personal, and private relationship with God. Rarely are they taught as a means to help nurture a deep, collective, and public relationship with God to help others solve and end social injustices. OUI helps students learn to use spiritual practices for both purposes.

 

Such spiritual practices include:

 

 

Students also learn about past and contemporary Christian reformers through classes, workshops, seminars, and round-table discussions.


For More Information Contact

 

Joe Colletti, PhD
Office for Urban Initiatives - Box 216
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182
Tel. 626.304.3753
Email: joecolletti@cp.fuller.edu

or

Sofia Hererra, PhD
Office for Urban Initiatives - Box 216
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182
Tel. 626.304.3753
Email: sofiaher@fuller.edu

 

or

 

Janice Chan
Office for Urban Initiatives - Box 216
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182
Tel. 626.304.3787
Email: janicechan@fuller.edu