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Welcome to SWT!
The Society of Women in Theology desires to contribute to the constructive development of its members, the Beulah Heights University Community, and to society at large. This accomplished through the offering of quality programming that supports the vision and mission of both Beulah Heights University and Society of Women in Theology.
SWT is an answer to a need that was growing within the BHU community. Classroom dialogue about women in ministry, in theology, and in leadership poured over into hallway debates and student lounge discussions. Recent advancements of women on the global stage helped to foster this interest, and the concerns of women in regard to inclusion in, and contribution to, the greater
theological conversation became a loud cry for a solution. Dr. Iria L. Abram, BHU faculty, responded to this phenomenon by organizing meetings to assess interest in forming an organization that would focus on the voices of these women. The first interest meeting was Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Student Activity Center and there were ten people, notably women and men alike, who desired to start an organization. The second interest meeting was Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM, also in the Student Activity Center, and there were fourteen more people who desired to start an organization. These, along with three alumni who expressed their interest in response to emails or Facebook ads about the meetings, made up the original
twenty-seven members. The first official meeting of an organized Society of Women in Theology was November 17, 2017 in the BHU Chapel.