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Happy Holidays!


As we enjoy this holiday season, HTI is excited to wrap up another successful year thanks to YOU!  Take a moment to reflect on HTI's top ten reasons to celebrate 2018!

1. HTI received a $475,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support blog writing, podcast, and video production on religion and theology in the Public Square.  HTI held two writer’s weeks in July and August, and in 2019 will hold writers' week in: 
Mexico, January 6-11
Princeton, July 8-12
Princeton, August 2-7

These great opportunities are available to En Conjunto Association members and HTI graduates.

2.   At the Professional Development Conference (PDC), and with the support of a $50,000 planning grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., HTI gathered four newly minted graduates to work with senior faculty to share experiences and address questions that every new faculty asks when arriving at a new institution.

3.  HTI hosted the first Church Leadership Formation Conference with the participation of 18 leaders from 10 denominations.

4.  HTI introduced an Internship Pilot Program which supported HTI scholars as interns at HYLA, HSP, and AETH.
5. HTI awarded nine $25,000 HTI/Lilly fellowships to HTI Dissertation scholars.
6. The highest enrollment in the history of the HTI consortium at 56 Scholars, and the highest participation at the PDC. Over 86 scholars, faculty, mentors, editors attended the conference at Princeton Theological Seminary where your HTI scholars attended courses, seminars and lectures to enhance their writing, teaching and lecturing skills. 
7.  Four HTI PhD students graduated from four member schools this year, bringing the total number of HTI graduates to 118.
  • Dr. Ángel J. Gallardo (Southern Methodist University), Independent Scholar
  • Dr. Leonel (Leo) Guardado (University of Notre Dame), Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Fordham University.
  • Dr. Tito Madrazo (Duke Divinity School), Director of Hispanic-Latino/a Preaching Initiative at Duke University and post-doctoral fellow. Pastor at the Woodland Baptist Church, Wake Forest, North Carolina. 
  • Dr. Jennifer Owens-Jofré (Graduate Theological Union), Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

8. HTI graduates wrote eight books for you to add to your reading list and/or curriculum. 
9. HTI En Conjunto Association had its first regional gathering in Los Angeles on December 1, 2018 and now has 59 members!  Join now and stay tuned for future regional gatherings on Journey’s and HTI’s Facebook.
10.  HTI selected Dr. Patrick B Reyes, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Doctoral Initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration as the 2019 HTI Book Prize winner for his entry, Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood, and Chalice Press, the publishing house that made it possible!  Stay tuned for information on the Book Prize Lecture scheduled for June 25th.
HTI could not do what it does for your Latinx scholars without YOU - HTI’s funders, member schools, supporters, editors, mentors, scholars, etc., the fiber that makes HTI the En Conjunto Family what it is today.   You are a true blessing to the future of theological and religious education, and especially to the many communities around the globe impacted by your HTI scholars.
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