Media Coverage and 

Media Releases

Selected stories from print, broadcast, and online channels

2021

  • Iliff School of Theology Receives One Million Dollar Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. December 7, 2021 » – Read press release
  • 157 years ago Monday, hundreds of Arapaho and Cheyenne Natives were murdered along Sand Creek in Colorado November 29, 2021 » Read news story
  • Honoring Native Americans During Thanksgiving Month
    November 19, 2021 » Read news story
  • Support for International Pronouns Day
    October 11, 2021 » Read statement
  • AAR Excellence in Teaching Award – Miguel De La Torre
    April 2o, 2021 » Read announcement
  • President’s Statement on the the Verdict of the George Floyd Murder Trial
    April 2o, 2021 » Read statement
  • President’s Statement on the Boulder Shooting
    April 2o, 2021 » Read statement
  • President’s Statement on the Boulder Shooting
    March 23, 2021 » Read statement
  • President’s Statement on the Atlanta Shooting
    March 18, 2021 » Read statement
  • Out of Left Field
    InTrust Magazine, February 26, 2021 Read article
  • Center for EcoJustice to host its second annual conference on “Shifting Climates, Shifting People”
    February 17, 2021 » Read release
  • President’s Reflection on the Violence at the Nation’s Capitol Building
    January 8, 2021 » Read reflection
  • President’s New Year Message
    January 1, 2021 » Read message

2020

  • Seminary launches institute to advance progressive views in politics, culture
    The Christian Post, November 20, 2020 » Read news story
  • Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff
    UMC News, October 19, 2020 » Read news story
  • Amanda Henderson stepping down as Interfaith Alliance of Colorado leader
    Colorado Politics, October 19, 2020 » Read news story
  • Iliff announces the Creation of its Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture
    October 19, 2020 » Read release
  • Iliff welcomes Dr. Girim Jung as Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion and Contextual Theologies and Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow
    October 1, 2020 » Read release
  • Professor Emeritus Tink Tinker (wazhazhe, Osage Nation) – When It Comes to Renaming Controversial Monuments, Some Have Doubts
    July 3, 2020 » Read the news story
  • Iliff’s President Advisory Council member Carlotta LaNier featured on Rocky Mountain PBS’s series – Great Colorado Women
    July 3, 2020 » Watch the video
  • Message from the President on Black Lives Matter
    July 1, 2020 » Read the message
  • Professor Jennifer Leath – Berkley Forum Series: Soul in the Fight for Racial Justice
    June 22, 2020 » Read the write-up
  • Iliff Trustee Carolyn Love – Three Generations of Colorado Women who are Black Scholar-Activists Reflect on the Moment
    June 19, 2020 » Read the news story
  • Dr. Philip Butler appointed as Term Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems
    June 9, 2020 » Read the release
  • Message from the President on Remembering George Floyd
    May 29, 2020 » Read the message
  • Message from the President on COVID-19
    March 23, 2020 » Watch the video
  • Colorado Public Radio – The “new” Iliff and the AI Institute
    March 12, 2020 » Listen to the story
  • Boyung Lee: Asian Disapora @ Wabash Center’s Dialogue on Teaching
    March 1, 2020 » Listen to the podast
  • Iliff selected as one of the Seminaries that Change the World
    February 10, 2020 » Read the release
  • It’s 2020, so let’s talk to a theology school’s bot about happiness
    Denverite, February 10, 2020 » Read the news story
  • Religious Leaders And Students Gather In Denver To Discuss The Future Of The Methodist Church As A Potential Split Looms
    Colorado Public Radio, February 5, 2020 » Read the news story
  • Interfaith Panel Encourages Bridge-Building Across Ideological Differences
    Colorado Times Recorder, January 16, 2020 » Read the news story

2019

  • Colorado Methodists See A Split On The Horizon After The Church’s Vote To Ban Same-Sex Marriages And LGBTQ Clergy Colorado Public Radio December 4, 2019 » Read the news story
  • “We do see the evil”: Western bishops declare safe harbor for United Methodist clergy as restrictions on same-sex marriage take effect
    Denver Post, December 1, 2019 » Read the news story
  • American Indians & Indigenous Peoples Don’t Owe You Hope: Interview with Tink Tinker
    Patheos, November 28. 2019 » Read the write-up
  • Iliff Professor Emeritus Tink Tinker (wazhazhe/Osage Nation) Receives Prestigious Scholar-Activist Award
    October 7, 2019 » Read the release
  • Center of Eco-Justice Hosts its Inaugural Conference on the Intersection of Water and Environmental Racism
    August 5, 2019 » Read the release
  • Iliff partners with Regis University on its Master of Nonprofit Management program
    May 29, 2019 » Read the release
  • Iliff President announces 50 in 5 initiative
    May 21, 2019 » Read the statement
  • Iliff receives grant to promote dialogues on science and technology issues
    May 1, 2019 » Read the release
  • Local faith leaders decry Methodist church’s LGBTQ ban
    Westword, March 21, 2019 » Read the news story
  • Standing together with our Muslim community
    March 15, 2019 » Read the statement
  • Iliff School of Theology receives generous grant from the Bacon Family Foundation
    March 1, 2019 » Read the release
  • Gay Methodist clergy in Colorado vow to remain “out and loud” after church strengthens LGBTQ restrictions
    Denver Post, March 1, 2019 » Read the news story
  • Colorado Matters: Iliff stands with its LBGTQ Methodists
    Colorado Public Radio, February 28, 2019 » Listen to the podcast
  • Mountain Sky Bishop, Iliff School of Theology CEO ‘heartsick’ after UMC’s anti-LGBT vote
    Channel 7 (ABC), February 27, 2019 » Watch the news report
  • Denver Churches Question Their Futures After LGBTQ Ban Vote
    Colorado Public Radio, February 27, 2019 » Read the news story
  • Message from the President – Special Session of General Conference 2019
    February 26, 2019 »Read the message
  • Welcome to Journey
    February 6, 2019 » Read the message
  • Iliff’s statement regarding the Special Session of General Conference of The UMC
    February 1, 2019 » Read the statement
  • Iliff alum pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets ‘Shameless’ About Sex
    NPR, January 13, 2019 » Read the news story
  • Iliff awarded a major grant for its Artificial Intelligence Institute
    Press release, January 1, 2019 » Read the release

2018

  • Channel 7 special – Finding Faith in our Colorado
    Westword, December 23 and 25, 2018 » watch program
  • Singer-songwriter Jenny LaJoye is making room for people to listen
    Westword, December 17, 2018 » read article
  • Preaching at the crossroads of faith and justice
    In Trust magazine, October 2018 » read article
  • Called to Lead
    In Trust magazine, October 11, 2018 read article
  • Dedicated Souls – Tink Tinker, the Stalwart
    Elevation Outdoors magazine, September 2018 » read article
  • Faith groups meet at border fence for a prayer vigil Friday
    The Lewiston Review, September 7, 2018 » read article
  • “We cannot remain silent” – Miguel De La Torre
    Politics Unplugged, Channel 7, September 2, 2018 »watch interview
  • Millennial Voices: Same-Sex Marriage in the Church
    RMPBS-August 26, 2018 »read article
  • Tribal elder to discuss spiritual practices of American India
    Reporter-Herald-August 16, 2018 » read article
  • Tom Wolfe Named IAMSCU President
    General Board of Higher Education and Ministry release-August 16, 2018 » read release
  • Iliff – An Innovation Hub
    InTrust Magazine, Summer Issue 2018 » read article
  • As other theology schools struggle, Denver’s Iliff uses social justice roots to stay resilient
    Denver Post-June 22, 2018 » read article
  • Miguel De La Torre on Colorado Matters: Supreme Court Ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Colorado Matters-June 5, 2018 read article
  • Iliff appoints new Director of the Alumni Office
    Press release-May 31, 2018 » read release
  • lIiff partners with Disciples Seminary Foundation (DSF)
    Press release-May 7, 2018 » read release
  • White Christian Colonialism Persists In Schools, Language, Politics, Iliff’s Tinker Says
    Colorado Public Radio-May 2, 2018 » read article
  • North America’s First Female & Asian Theological Dean, Pastor Lee Bo Young
    Korean Weekly Focus-April 26, 2018 » read article
  • Public Lecture: Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte, Executive Director, Louisville Institute
    Iliff-April 17, 2018 » aponte
  • ‘Trails of Hope and Terror:’ Former Hope professor bringing his film to Holland
    Holland Sentinel-April 13, 2018 » read article
  • What I thought I knew about solving problems
    Centennial Citizen-March 27, 2018 » read article
  • “Dead Sea Scrolls” exhibit in Denver illuminates the mysterious origins of major world religions
    Denver Post-March 12, 2018 » read here
  • An open letter from a new seminarian
    Centennial Citizen-February 21, 2018 » read here
  • Iliff appoints new Director of the Office of Professional Formation
    Press release-February 19, 2018 » read here
  • The cross section of Christian and gay
    Denver Post -January 22, 2018 » read article
  • Colorado honors King in face of Trump
    Denver Post -January 15, 2018 » read article

2017

  • Iliff closes 125th year with a new focus on off-campus students
    Washington Park Profile – November 2017 » read article
  • Profile story on Boyung Lee
    Washington Park Profile – November 2017 » read article
  • KPFA 94.1 interviews Professor Antony Alumkal on his book
    KPFA 94.1 – June 22, 2017 featuring Antony W. Alumkal, Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion » read article
  • Benefit performances for World Relief depict refugees’ experiences
    The Fig Tree – May 01, 2017 » read article
  • Methodist court says first openly gay bishop is in violation of church law
    Denver Post – April 28, 2017 featuring Catherine Kelsey, Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Formation » read article
  • Openly gay bishop unsure of future
    9 News – April 26, 2017 » read article
  • Iliff School of Theology welcomes bishop day after court hearing
    Denver Post – April 26, 2017 » read article
  • Openly gay bishop at risk of losing job
    9 News – April 25, 2017 featuring Thomas V. Wolfe, President Chief Executive Officer Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis » read article
  • Jeffrey Mahan and the Cannabis Church – Living in an Era of Religious Experimentation
    Colorado Public Radio – April 20, 2017 featuring Jeffrey H. Mahan, Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in Religion and Public Communication Professor of Ministry, Media and Culture » read article
  • Landmark King Speech Honored at The Riverside Church
    – March 27, 2017 » read article
  • Scholars raise doubts about church’s future
    United Methodist News – March 14, 2017 featuring Catherine Kelsey, Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Formation » read article
  • Sanctuary movement for unauthorized immigrants in Colorado
    Denver Post – March 12, 2017 » read article
  • Iliff Alum Rev. Jasper Peters and his new church Belong
    Denver Post – March 05, 2017 » read article
  • Imam of largest U.S. mosque, Iliff graduate, returns to give talk on immigrant integration
    Washington Park Profile – March 01, 2017 » read article
  • Jeffrey Mahan – Buddhism in Film
    303 Magazine – January 09, 2017 featuring Jeffrey H. Mahan, Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in Religion and Public Communication Professor of Ministry, Media and Culture » read article
  • King spoke vehemently against Vietnam War
    Philadelphia Tribune – January 04, 2017 featuring Thomas V. Wolfe, President Chief Executive Officer Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis » read article

2016

  • Tom Wolfe Profile 2016
    Washington Park Profile – December 05, 2016 » read article
  • Community Voices: After the election, what does our future look like?
    The Bakersfield Californian – November 11, 2016 featuring Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies » read article
  • Different faiths gather to discuss healing the divide after the presidential election
    Channel 7 News – November 10, 2016 » read article
  • How Colorado’s faith leaders minister in a divided election season
    Denver Post – October 30, 2016 featuring Jennifer S. Leath, Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Justice » read article
  • Alumni Rev. Ronald Wooding’s documentary
    Denver Post – October 13, 2016 » read article
  • Social action for indigenous people
    Rocky Mountain Conference – October 12, 2016 » read article
  • Dr. Miguel De La Torre speaks on the theology of hopelessness
    Brew Theology Podcast – October 10, 2016 » read article
  • Solar Panels at Iliff
    Washington Park Profile – October 03, 2016 » read article
  • Funky neighborhood, entrepreneurs ‘Mix’ it up at White Rock Methodist
    Advocate maagzine – Dallas, Texas – September 20, 2016 » read article
  • One Extraordinary Church
    Public Broadcasting Station – September 16, 2016 » read article
  • Holding my nose and voting against my beliefs
    Baptist Global News – September 15, 2016 » read article
  • Announcing ReConnection: Worship for Clergy and Other Servant Leaders
    Sacred Stones Ministries – March 05, 2016 » read article