Center for Christianities in Global Contexts

Established with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Christianities in Global Contexts supports research, reflection and engagement of the place and practices of Christianity in its vastly diverse expressions within an increasingly complex world. Shaping the mission of CCGC is the conviction that there is an urgent need to better understand the forces of both globalization and pluralism that shape Christianity today.

Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict

Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict focuses critical attention on the complex ways in which people from different cultural, ethnic and religion traditions interact, and how both difference and similarity can serve as a resource for building peace.

Institute for Ecstatic Naturalism

Contemporary ecstatic naturalism was first formulated in Professor Robert S. Corrington’s Nature and Spirit: An Essay in Ecstatic Naturalism. Corrington probes into the correlation of psychosemiotics with the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Rank, Jung, Reich and Kristeva wherein the human unconscious shows itself to be the multiform gateway to the vast underconscious of nature.

Social Justice Leadership Project

Supported by a grant from the Luce Foundation, the Social Justice Leadership Project seeks to further and expand the work in social justice historically done by Drew University Theological School. The Project will both generate ideas from thought leaders in important areas of social justice, and form coalitions with specific activist organizations and justice artists. This work will inform not only regional, national, and international activism, but also the pedagogical spirit of Drew Theological School.

Summer Music Institute

Worship in the Borderlands: Welcoming the Stranger in Liturgy and Song. In the face of rising nationalism, fear of the "other," and race hatred, how does worship speak to the spiritual values that shape meaning in this time? As leaders, demonstrating the central tenet of hospitality in the music we sing, the prayers we pray, and the sermons we preach, we reflect and remember the Judeo-Christian heritage that guides and transforms our understanding of "welcoming the stranger," reminding us that we are all strangers in a strange land.