Fuller Seminary in Pasadena has announced the launch of its new International Theological Consortium, a collaborative initiative bringing together top theological institutions worldwide, including partners from Colombia, Egypt, and the Philippines.
The program aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices in theological education, promoting high-quality theological training to students across the globe.
Fuller Theological Seminary is an interdenominational Evangelical Christian seminary founded in Pasadena in 1947 by Charles E. Fuller, a radio evangelist. It has been situated on its campus near City Hall for seven decades.
The new Consortium initiative gives Fuller students access to global theological faculty, resources, and perspectives, equipping them to participate in international theological discussions. This development complements Fuller’s fully online master’s degree programs in the School of Mission and Theology, which already cater to a global student body.
Fuller Seminary has led the Consortium’s establishment, leveraging its expertise to foster a globally connected and collaborative theological community. Fuller President David Emmanuel Goatley expressed the institution’s commitment to empowering students for transformative ministry reflecting global realities, with the consortium serving as a tool for mutual learning and enrichment.
Amos Yong, Dean of the School of Mission and Theology at Fuller Seminary, highlighted the benefits of broadening faculty perspectives from around the world. The consortium ensures students in Asia, Africa, and Latin America that their Fuller studies will be enriched by faculty voices representative of their contexts.
Participating institutions include the Asian Theological Seminary in Manila, Philippines; Seminario Bíblico de Medellin in Colombia; and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. International faculty for the 2022–2023 academic year are Dr. J. Daniel Salinas, Dr. Atef Gendy, and Dr. Athena Gorospe, each renowned in their respective fields.
The International Theological Consortium is financed by a generous donation from Meritt and Steve Sawyer, long-term supporters of Fuller and advocates for international theological education and partnerships.