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Wesley Taylor, Rel.D.

Wesley Taylor

Department of Religious Studies
wtaylor@marylhurst.edu

Education

Rel.D., School of Theology at Claremont
BA, Willamette University

Classes Taught

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Ethical Issues in Peacemaking
Speech for Preaching

About

Wes Taylor has taught at Marylhurst University since 2002. He has been a United Methodist pastor for over 40 years.

He is very active in ecumenical, interfaith, and civic affairs. He served as President of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and served on the EMO Board for 10 years.

He has published over 400 articles, stories, prayers, sermons, litanies, and curricula, etc. As well as teaching at Marylhurst, he serves on the Marylhurst Adjunct Faculty Council.

Wesley has been very active in affordable housing issues, food and homeless concerns throughout Oregon. He received the Everyday Hero Award from the Inter-Religious Council of Washington County (Oregon) in 2008.

In 2002, he was the founder of Tualatin School House Food Pantry, and also served as the first president of the Inter-Religious Council of Washington County. He served 8 years as a board member of the Vision Action Network.

Additionally, Wesley served several years as chair of a Hunger Task Force for the Methodist Church in Oregon and Idaho. He is also very active in anti-war activities and has been a pacifist all his adult life.

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Students, Alumni, Faculty Present at PNW-AAR/SBL Meeting

Students, alumni and faculty from the interdisciplinary and religious studies programs presented at the annual meeting for the Pacific Northwest region's American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, held on the Marylhurst campus in March 2015.

Jan Elfers Takes the Helm at EMO

Jan Elfers, Master of Arts in Applied Theology alum, will take on the role of interim executive director at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon in June 2015.

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July 17, 2015

Labyrinth Group at Marylhurst - Monthly Meeting

Join Labyrinth Group for discussion of addition of temporary outdoor labyrinth (painted) while we continue with plans for construction of permanent...

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July 25, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. We offer master's degrees in: Applied Pastoral Theology, Art Therapy Counseling, Business Admin...

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August 08, 2015

Labyrinth Walk: Walking for World Peace

You are invited to walk the labyrinth, commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki and dedicated to peace in our troubled world. In the reflective ambia...

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