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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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Calendar

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May 01, 2014

May Day Labyrinth Walk: Walking Mary's Web

You are invited to walk the labyrinth, also known as Mary's Web. In the peaceful ambiance of Hemlock Room in Marylhurst's Villa Maria, walk our ind...

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June 07, 2014

Thesis Presentation Day: Graduate Religious Studies

Join the Graduate Religious Studies community for Thesis Presentation Day, celebrating the achievements of our students. The 2014 candidates for ...

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June 13, 2014

Hooding Ceremonies: Master's Degree Candidates

The Hooding Ceremony provides a special focus on advanced degree candidates and their accomplishments. Each graduate department will organize a h...

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