Seth Schoen

Seth Schoen

Claremont School of Theology

Dr. Seth Schoen’s research and teaching interests are in contemplative and spiritual practices, especially the cultivation of compassion. He is currently exploring how the Compassion Practice and critical race and racial formation theories mutually inform each other to create a spiritual path of renewal and transformation. As part of this effort, he has co-created Racial Resilience, anti-racism and anti-bias training program. Racial Resilience seeks, in part, to facilitate conversations about race by grounding them in compassionate, open, non-judgmental, and non-reactive personal and inter-personal spaces. Currently he is also an adjunct professor of Practical Theology at the University of San Diego.

Offering Effective Pastoral Care Offering Effective Pastoral Care

Theologians, philosophers, and pastors examine the importance of pastoral care to youth and their families as part of a robust youth ministry.

Dismantling Racism with Youth Dismantling Racism with Youth

Leading theologians and pastors explore the importance of addressing race and racism as part of ministry to youth. The Institute is grateful for the contributions of the Rev. Sharell Shippen, who helped our office craft the questions for Black and racially mixed youth groups.

Leading Transformative Service Days and Mission Trips Leading Transformative Service Days and Mission Trips

Leading theologians and pastors present a model for mission trips and offer practical advice on how to lead service days and mission trips that are truly transformative.

Racism and the Inner Self

Leading theologians and practitioners explore the critical inner work leaders must do in order to confront racism. The Institute is grateful for the contributions of the Rev. Sharell Shippen, who helped our office craft the questions for Black and racially mixed youth groups.

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