News Releases


FTE Announces Recipients of 2016 Fellowship for Doctoral Students

August 15, 2016

Sixteen students across 11 institutions, have been selected to receive a 2016 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) fellowship to support their PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

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Forum for Theological Exploration Announces Grant Recipients

March 16, 2016

​The Forum for Theological Exploration is pleased to announce its 2015 grant recipients.

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The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Appoints New Director for Doctoral Initiatives

February 01, 2016

The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has appointed Dr. Patrick Reyes as the director of strategic partnerships for doctoral initiatives. He is responsible for managing the fellowship program for doctoral students, relationship building and providing support to leaders of theological institutions developing future leaders for the church and academy.

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Forum for Theological Exploration Announces Three New Trustees

January 12, 2016

Three accomplished leaders in ministry, theological education and religious scholarship have joined the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Board of Trustees. Elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Rev. Drs. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Jesse Miranda and Frank Yamada began serving as trustees effective January 1, 2016.

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FTE Announces the Class of 2015 Fellows

August 12, 2015

Twenty students have been selected to receive a 2015 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Fellowship for Doctoral Students. FTE supports rising theological educators from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are committed to teaching in religion, theology or biblical studies in North American theological schools and universities. In North American theological schools, less than 20 percent of faculties are people of color.

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Chalice Press Releases Ferguson & Faith in Partnership with The Forum for Theological Exploration

August 04, 2015

Today the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), in partnership with Chalice Press, releases Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community by Dr. Leah Gunning Francis. As one of the Englewood Review’s top 25 books to watch out for in the second half of 2015, Ferguson & Faith releases days before the August 9 anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

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FTE Joins the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

January 27, 2015

The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD provides professional development, mentoring and networking to help graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty thrive in their scholarship and teaching.

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First Book From FTE and Chalice Press Partnership on Ferguson, Due Out By One-Year Anniversary

January 23, 2015

Chalice Press and the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) announce the publication of the first book in their partnership, focused on the faith-rooted justice work in Ferguson, Missouri, following the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown. The book is scheduled to be released in July 2015, in time for the one-year anniversary of the event that sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Forum for Theological Exploration Announces 2015 Chair and Three New Trustees

January 12, 2015

The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has announced the election of the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty to Board chair and the appointment of three new trustees.

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The Forum for Theological Exploration and Chalice Press Collaborate on New Book Series

September 22, 2014

​FTE is excited to announce its new partnership with Chalice Press.

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Meet the Class of 2014 FTE Fellows

August 12, 2014

FTE announces its class of 2014 Doctoral Fellows.

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FTE Fellows and Alumni: 1954-2014

July 16, 2014

​In honor of its 60th anniversary, FTE has published a complete listing of its Fellows and Alumni. Scroll through the pages to find your name or to see the vast list of individuals who make up the FTE network. This information has been developed from FTE’s database. If there is an omission or error in the data, please click here and help us to update our records.

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FTE Appoints Matthew Wesley Williams Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

April 01, 2014

Matthew Wesley Williams has been named Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). He will serve as a member of FTE’s senior leadership team and is responsible for managing and overseeing the organization’s strategic initiatives that advance its vision and mission.

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Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Announces New Trustee

February 20, 2014

Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has announced the appointment of a new trustee. Elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison joined the FTE Board of Trustees effective January of this year.

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The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Announces A Name Change

January 06, 2014

Today The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) announced that it has changed its name to Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). The name change retains the acronym “FTE,” builds on the organization’s legacy and reflects the evolution of its work. In addition to its name change, FTE also launched a new website at fteleaders.org.

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Meet the Class of 2013 FTE Fellows

May 16, 2013

FTE announces its class of 2013 VEV Fellows.

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The Fund for Theological Education Announces 2013 Chair and Two New Trustees

January 07, 2013

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has announced the election of the Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher to Board chair and the appointment of two new trustees. Elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Mr. Mark Constantine and Mr. Franks Sims joined the FTE Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2013.

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FTE Awards Grants to Initiatives Supporting Young Leaders for Church and Society

July 18, 2012

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded $88,000 in grants to four church-related organizations supporting the vocational discernment of young adults in their communities and networks.

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Meet the Class of 2012 FTE Fellows

May 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 FTE Fellows! View the complete list of exciting and innovative doctoral, seminary and undergraduate students from across North America.

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FTE Awards Grants to Support Pastoral Internships for Young Adults

March 27, 2012

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded more than $62,500 in grants to congregations hosting young adults as pastoral interns in 2012 and 2013.

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