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Statement on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigration Policies
Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, on Monday, June 11, 2018, declared that a strict interpretation of asylum eligibility excludes victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, reversing his own Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals decision in 2016. In doing so, thousands of children, women and men fleeing Central America’s well-documented criminal gang violence are at risk. Also, at risk are the thousands of women and children fleeing honor killings and genital mutilation globally.

New Admissions Director, Associate Will Help Meet Perkins’ Increasing Demands
Dean Craig C. Hill of Perkins School of Theology has announced two hirings that will further enhance the school’s admissions and recruiting efforts.

Rev. Dr. William J. Abraham Receives SMU’s 2018 Faculty Career Achievement Award
Rev. Dr. William J. Abraham, Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology, is the recipient of the 2018 SMU Faculty Career Achievement Award for his extensive work and dedication to Perkins and Southern Methodist University.

Perkins Names Anthony Elia New Director of Bridwell Library
Anthony Elia has been named J.S. Bridwell Foundation Endowed Librarian and Director of Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, effective June 1. He succeeds retiring Director Roberta Schaafsma, who has served in that role since April 2007.

Perkins Announces Hybrid Houston-Galveston Degree Program
Students in Perkins School of Theology’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program will be able to earn the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) degree completely on-site through a groundbreaking distance-education program scheduled to launch in fall 2018.

Apply Now for Fall 2018 Perkins Scholarships, Deadline Approaching
Perkins School of Theology is accepting applications for merit-based scholarships (awarded on a rolling basis) through Thursday, Feb 1 and for need-based scholarships (provided upon availability) through Thursday, March 1.

Bridwell Library Explores Three African American Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University announces an exhibition of documents and images from the personal papers of Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. (1922-1996), William Talbot Handy, Jr. (1924-1998), and Rhymes H. Moncure, Jr. (1945-2006). These archival collections are being highlighted as part of the Black Archives Matter at SMU Initiative.

Summer 2018 Perspective Magazine

Read the Spring 2018 issue of Perspective, the alumni/ae magazine of Perkins School of Theology: "Servant Leadership
Embracing the new calling"

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