Claremont Lincoln University is a growing consortium of schools and organizations. Eventually the consortium will include representatives of most of the major religious and spiritual traditions of the world. To date the core members include the following schools:
Claremont School of Theology, the convening partner of the new university, comes from a long tradition of crossing boundaries in seminary education. From the beginning the School embraced the California ethos by being open to new ideas and taking on tough issues. From liberation and feminist theologies to social justice issues, such as civil and sexual rights, Claremont’s faculty members have spoken out early and forcefully. Claremont has consistently turned outward to meet human needs—even when that has meant a dramatic re-imagining of mission and programs.
The Academy for Jewish Religion, California, is a transdenominational, pluralistic institution dedicated to training rabbis, cantors, and chaplains. An intellectually rigorous institution, its faculty welcomes the opportunity to be part of the widest possible partnerships among other faiths and traditions.
The Islamic Center of Southern California, the oldest and largest mosque in the Los Angeles area, is establishing a new institution -- Bayan Claremont, An Islamic Graduate School of Claremont Lincoln University. Rooted in a commitment to civic participation and interfaith partnerships, the new institution will be the first significant program in the United States for training imams to lead Muslim communities in North America and beyond.