Claremont School of Theology
Perhaps no seminary in the world is more ecumenically and interreligiously engaged than Claremont School of Theology. Since 1958, CST has maintained ecumenical and interreligious faculty, and today its student body represents more than 40 religious traditions. CST is United Methodist in origin and affiliation and ecumenical and interreligious by design. In the new millennium, CST embarked on a bold vision to expand the field of interreligious education by partnering with local Jewish and Muslim organizations, and ultimately incubating Bayan Islamic Graduate School. These partnerships allowed CST to further integrate interreligious education into its existing programs, design and add new programs, and hire its first Muslim professor. Every CST student for the last decade has been given an education that delves deeply into their own tradition while in dialogue with an interreligious world.