THecology Events


Film Screening: The Garden

posted Nov 5, 2013, 10:02 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee   [ updated Nov 5, 2013, 10:03 AM ]

Come see and discuss the documentary film The Garden!
"From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future. If everyone told you to give up, would you?"

When: Monday, November 18th, 5-7 pm
Where: Oxnam Room, STH Basement

Food provided. All are welcome!

Earth Week 2013: Creation as a Source of Healing and Hope

posted Apr 3, 2013, 8:53 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee   [ updated Oct 30, 2013, 11:23 AM ]

Join us for Earth Week 2013!

12:30 Meeting in Oxnam Room
All Day: Art supplies, including nature supplies, will be available in the Hartman Room. We invite everyone to create art that embodies the pain, healing, and resilience of our whole community after the tragic events at the Boston Marathon.

11:15 am Earth Centered Community Worship in Marsh Chapel
Guest Speakers (and our THecologians of the Year) are the nuns from the Crystal Spring Earth Learning Center in Plainville, MA.

12:00 pm Community Lunch
Join us for some Earth-friendly food in the Oxnam Room following worship.
Conferral of the Second Annual THecologian of the Year Award to the Sisters of the Crystal Spring Earth Learning Center.

Keeping the Faith: Connecting Faith Communities with Domestic Violence Providers

posted Feb 4, 2013, 9:03 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

THecology is co-sponsoring this event.

Join us for a prayerful, practical conversation about domestic violence & sexual assault. The evening will include pastoral care education and skills training.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
7:30 – 9:00pm
BU School of Theology Oxnam Room (B-24)

745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Food provided

Sponsored by the Boston College STM, BU STH Community Life Office, STHSA, Black Seminarians, CAUSE J, THecology, Korean Student Association, Hispanic/Latina/o Student Association, Southern Fried Theologians, Sacred Worth, Wesleyan Student Association, and Partakers.

Rally in DC to Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline!

posted Jan 31, 2013, 7:58 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

Some of us are joining 350MA in traveling down to Washington DC on February 16th to join a rally on the 17th protesting the Enbridge Exxon Tar Sands pipeline that would run from Montreal to Portland, via Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Fees are on a sliding scale - let us know if you need funds and you want to go to the rally! If you're interested in joining us, contact Ashley Anderson at We hope you can make it!

The People and the Olive

posted Jan 31, 2013, 7:57 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

The People and the Olive

Since the year 2001, Israeli barrier construction, forces, and settlers have uprooted, burnt and destroyed more than 548,000 Palestinian olive trees that belong to Palestinian farmers and land owners. Most of these trees were hundreds or possibly even thousands of years old. An ancient symbol of peace, olive trees have now become the focus of peacebuilding efforts in Palestine-Israel, as part of a replanting and peacebuilding campaign involving many churches, organizations, and nations.

Join THecology, the Religion and Conflict Transformation program, and CAUSE Justice on Monday, November 12th, for a screening of a new film, "The People and the Olive," which documents the brave and inspiring efforts of a group of American runners helping replant olive trees, and in the process, hope.

"The People and the Olive"
Monday, Nov 12th
5:15 pm: Light Dinner
5:45 pm: Film
7:00 pm: Discussion
Hartman Room, Basement of STH
All are welcome

For interesting articles about this issue, see:
Joint Advocacy Initiative - East Jerusalem YMCA
Zionist Settlers Chainsaw Palestinians Olive Trees
Palestine Olive Farmers Cultivate Resistance

posted Jan 31, 2013, 7:56 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 7:58 AM ]

Community Lunch! 12/5/12

posted Nov 29, 2012, 5:40 PM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

Join us for our Community Lunch this coming Wednesday! We have ordered some yummy vegetarian food, and we will be sharing some ideas for greening up your Christmas season!

Anyone interested in baking cookies? We will be making organic, whole grain, honey sweetened gingerbread cookies at the Green House (Walker Center) this Monday!

Join us in celebrating a truly Green Advent!

Meetings, T-shirts, and More!

posted Sep 11, 2012, 11:58 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

Welcome, to the incoming class at the STH! And welcome back, everyone else!

Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday, September 12th, just after Community Lunch (and during the end of the Student Group Fair in the Oxnam Room. We will discuss meeting times for the semester, as well as officers and ideas for the coming year. All are welcome! Join us!

We have our THecology T-shirts, and will be distributing and selling them this fall. They are free for THecology members, and we are asking a $10 donation for others. They are short and long sleeved - we have a few long sleeved! - and range in size from Small to Extra Large. 

Let us know if you have any ideas for activities, film viewings, activism, worship, our yearly conference, or greening the STH!

THecology Conference 2012: Kinship with the Creation in Congregational Ministry

posted Apr 12, 2012, 6:55 AM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee   [ updated May 2, 2012, 6:19 AM ]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Boston University School of Theology, Basement Oxnam and Hartman Rooms
745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Earns 1/2 Continuing Education Credit for Clergy
Registration: $25/Free for Students (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Email by April 30th to Register

Parking Lots
About Our Speakers


9:00 - 9:15 am
Light Breakfast

9:15 - 9:30 am
Opening Remarks and Welcome

9:30 am
Opening Ritual

10:00 am
Session 1: Being a Peacemaker and Dancing in the Spider's Web: Awareness and Kinship Skills for Healing and Transformation
Mike Douglas, Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
10:45 am
Workshop 1

11:30 am

12:30 pm
Session 2:
Lessons from the Earth: Healing Modern Wounds with Ancient Wisdom
Ivor Edmonds, Wellness & Career Counselor, St. Francis House Shelter, Boston
1:15 pm
Workshop 2: Indigenous Wisdom in Urban Ministry: the 11 Symptoms of Grief and the 7 Points of Happiness for Healing and Wholeness

2:00 pm
Session 3: Inside Outside: Integrating Creation Kinship and Survival Skills into Congregational Ministry
Rev. Linda Littlefield Grenfell, United Methodist Elder, New England Conference
2:45 pm
Workshop 3

3:30 pm
Closing Remarks
3:45 pm
Closing Ritual

Miss Representation Screening

posted Feb 15, 2012, 8:13 PM by Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee

Join us in the Hartman Room (Basement of STH) at 6 pm on Wednesday, Feb 15th for pizza from Haley House and a screening of the Sundance Film "Miss Representation!"

THecology is pleased to join with CAUSE Justice, the Alum Office, the UCC Student Group, the Anna Howard Shaw Center, the Black Seminarians, the Korean Student Association, and Sacred Worth to offer the opportunity to share this important message about the portrayal of women in the media!

We are also pleased to invite Trelawney Grenfell-Muir to help guide our discussion and reflect on the theological and ethical implications of this issue for us as a community, as people of faith, and as members of society. Join us!

Trelawney Grenfell-Muir has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, an MDiv from BUSTH, and is currently writing her doctoral thesis through the University Professor's Program at BU in the field of Religion and International Relations, focusing on the role of religious leaders in the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Lebanon. She was a Camp Counselor and Program Resource person at the UMC Camp Aldersgate for several years, and served as the Camp Chaplain in 2002. Her programming at those times ministered to elementary, middle school, high school, and university-age children and youth, and included individual mentoring and group exercises to combat gender-stereotyping, issues of body image and media influence, and the role of theology in overcoming prejudice and violence. She was the Young Adult Minister for the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Davis Square, Somerville from 2003-2008, at which time she led church-wide and small group programs about images of women in church leadership, the impact of sexist language, violence against women, and the intersection between theology and oppression/liberation. She is currently a member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's Survivor Speakers Bureau, and as such, she has spoken on issues of sexism and violence against women to high school and university students around the Boston area.

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