June 21, 2019
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) announces the departure of Matthew Wesley Williams, vice president of strategic initiatives, with deep gratitude for his leadership. After 15 years of service and impactful leadership, Williams will assume the role of interim president at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta upon the retirement of current President, Dr. Edward L. Wheeler. A graduate of ITC and an ordained Presbyterian Elder, Williams will begin his transition into the role on July 10, 2019.
April 02, 2019The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has selected 30 scholars of color to receive support for their PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies. Students in this year’s class represent 18 institutions across the country and will either receive the Fellowship for Doctoral Students of African Descent or the Fellowship for Latino/
Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students. Each Fellow will receive a living stipend up to $25,000 to help further their studies beyond the coursework stage.
February 19, 2019
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees. The Rev. Dr. Shively T.J. Smith, J. Larry Stine and the Rev. Starsky Wilson bring leadership and experience from theological education, ministry, faith and activism and law.
January 17, 2019
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) welcomes Christina Repoley as its new director of strategic partnerships for organizations serving young adults. In her role, Ms. Repoley will build and manage leadership initiatives with organizations working with young adults in a variety of faith-rooted settings.
April 18, 2018
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is pleased to announce its 2018 class of Doctoral Fellows. This is FTE’s largest class to date and is being celebrated in conjunction with the organization’s 50th anniversary of supporting rising scholars of color through fellowships.
April 19, 2017
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has selected 16 students across 13 institutions to receive a fellowship to support their PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
March 02, 2017
Institutional leader, pastor and former lawyer, Rev. Skip Masback, was elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to serve on FTE’s Board of Trustees effective February 1, 2017. He joins a community of 10 leaders committed to advancing FTE’s mission and supporting the next generation of pastors and theological educators.
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.
March 16, 2016
The Forum for Theological Exploration is pleased to announce its 2015 grant recipients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 22, 2014
FTE is excited to announce its new partnership with Chalice Press.
August 12, 2014
FTE announces its class of 2014 Doctoral Fellows.
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.
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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