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The Chicago Theological Seminary is a center of higher learning for members of the United Church of Christ. The seminary was founded in 1855 in Chicago and was originally opened to train church leaders. These leaders would then be sent to the American Western boundary and engage the population and teach them the ways of Christ.
While America’s Western expansion has long since subsided, the seminary has kept active in education and social justice. During the 1960's, members of the school marched with Dr. Martin Luther King and demanded civil rights for all. On the education side, the seminary became the first of it’s kind to have an accredited Master of Divinity degree which was received in 2013.
Chicago Theological Seminary. (n.d.). History. https://www.ctschicago.edu/history/