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Morehouse School of Religion

Morehouse School of Religion



In partnership with The ITC, the Morehouse School of Religion seeks to educate global Christian leaders for social transformation, reconciliation, and ecumenism in the world.

It builds on the prophetic legacy of founder and former President of Morehouse College, Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, and aims at producing visionary and prophetic leaders for service in the Church and society.

Who Do We Serve

  • Christian Church, larger Interfaith community; wider society

  • 41 Million Christian members of Baptist churches worldwide

  • 218 Baptist Conventions and Fellowship Communities

  • Over 100 Million Adherents to the Baptist Faith Tradition

  • Specifically 13.5 Million African American Baptists


Building on the Legacy of Benjamin Elijah Mays, as scholar, preacher, activist, ecumenist, and humanitarian

Drawing on the best of the history of the Morehouse School of Religion, and turning a new chapter for the global age

Theological leadership and public witness in the world

Advancing the ecumenical vision of the Christian Church

Preparing leaders for ministry in the Church and Society

Strategic Goals

Become a full member of the Consortium at The Interdenominational Theological Center

Provide at least 25 student scholarships for study in the Master of Divinity Program at The ITC

Endow the annual “Benjamin Elijah Mays Lectureship” in Theology and Global Leadership

Establish a Global Travel Seminar Program

Establish the Field Education Program in partnership with The ITC

Seeking Institutional Partners/Sponsors

The Morehouse School of Religion will be actively seeking opportunities for partnership and collaboration with Churches, theological institutions, businesses, and individuals as we strive to establish excellence in preparing leaders for ministry in a changing world.

Association of Theological Schools

Fund for Theological Education

American Academy of Religion

National Baptist Convention, USA

Progressive National Baptist Convention

American Baptist Churches, USA

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Southern Baptist Convention

National Council of Churches, USA

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Henry Luce Foundation

Ford Foundation

Lilly Endowment Foundation

John and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation