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Sad Farewell to CHS Teacher, Visionary, Friend

March 21, 2014 — We learned the sad news this morning of the passing of faculty member and Chair Emerita, Judy Harrow. It is difficult to overstate the impact that Judy had on Cherry Hill Seminary. Judy was involved from our early years, forming and chairing the first Department of Pagan Pastoral Counseling, pushing the …

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Scholarship Endowment Gift A Challenge To Others

For Release: June 1, 2013 COLUMBIA – Cherry Hill Seminary has received a generous gift of $10,000 to endow a scholarship for graduate students. The anonymous donor has made the gift a matching challenge to others who support Cherry Hill Seminary’s mission of quality education and practical training in leadership, ministry, and personal growth in …

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CHS Accepting Scholarship Applications Now to Jan 3

For Immediate Release:  December 27, 2013 Contact: Holli Emore, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, S.C – Cherry Hill Seminary is now accepting applications for Spring 2014 semester course scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of donors who gave nearly $4,300 during a fall drive, the “Bow Tie Campaign,” Cherry Hill Seminary will award: 1 master’s class to each of …

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Ronald Hutton Speaks to Cherry Hill Seminary

Interview with Holli Emore: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Why is the history of witchcraft or any kind of paganism important to contemporary practitioners? For two reasons. The first is that modern witchcraft and pagansim were based on claims about the past, specifically with regards to the survival of a tradition. The second, because they both …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Saddened by Violence in Boston

For Immediate Release April 17, 2013 Contact: Holli Emore, 888-503-4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cherry Hill Seminary is saddened by the violence of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Trustee Aline “Macha” O’Brien stated, “Our hearts go out to those directly affected by the explosions, as well as to everyone else who was there, to …

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CHS Announces Release of Pagan Life Academy for Incarcerated Pagans

CHS Announces Release of Pagan Life Academy for Incarcerated Pagans For Immediate Release:  October 15, 2013 Contact: Holli Emore, 888-503-4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cherry Hill Seminary has just released its new Pagan Life Academy, a series of eight low-cost print lessons for incarcerated Pagans. The Pagan Life Academy series is pan-Pagan, presenting values, ethics, …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Saddened by Loss of Pagan Scholar Patricia Monaghan

For Immediate Release November 13, 2012 Contact:  Holli Emore, 888-503-4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cherry Hill Seminary is saddened to learn of the passing of noted scholar, author and women’s spirituality movement leader Patricia Monaghan. Academic Dean Wendy Griffin said, “We mourn the loss of poet, visionary, and rigorous scholar Patricia Monaghan, PhD, whose contributions …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Saddened by Attack on Sikh Sacred Space

For Immediate Release Contact: Holli Emore Monday, August 6, 2012 CHS@cherryhillseminary.org The Cherry Hill Seminary family of students, faculty, staff and board leadership is deeply saddened by yesterday’s attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.  We express sincere condolences to all those who have lost loved ones, and to the wider Sikh …

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Sandra L. Harris, M.Div., Pagan Pastoral Counseling

Cherry Hill Seminary Awards First-Ever Pagan Master of Divinity Degree

For Immediate Release, August 16, 2012 Contact: Holli Emore, 888.503.4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary today announced the graduation of Sandra Lee Harris, awarding her the Master of Divinity in Pagan Pastoral Counseling. Harris is the first student to complete her master’s degree since Cherry Hill Seminary first opened its graduate program in …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Names Two New Department Chairs

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 1, 2012 Contact: Holli Emore CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Cherry Hill Seminary Names Two New Department Chairs COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary is pleased to announce two new academic appointments. Valentine McKay-Riddell, Ph.D., is the new chair of Pagan Community Education, and David Oringderff, Ph.D., is the new chair of the …

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Eminent Scholar Named Academic Dean of Cherry Hill Seminary

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Holli Emore December 30, 2010 888.503.4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Eminent Scholar Named Academic Dean of Cherry Hill Seminary COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary announces the appointment of Wendy Griffin, Ph.D., as its new Academic Dean, effective January 1, 2011. “I am thrilled, simply thrilled, that Wendy is coming aboard as …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Honors Outgoing and Welcomes Incoming Dean of Students

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Holli Emore February 8, 2012 CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Cherry Hill Seminary Honors Outgoing and Welcomes Incoming Dean of Students COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary has appointed Candace Kant, Ph.D., Dean of Students. Former Dean of Students Maggie Beaumont has been honored by naming her Dean of Students Emerita. Kant holds …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Supports Patrick McCollum

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Holli Emore January 29, 2010 888-503-4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Cherry Hill Seminary Supports Patrick McCollum in 9th Circuit Case Against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation COLUMBIA, SC—Cherry Hill Seminary denounces an assertion that Christianity is the only faith protected by the U.S. Constitution, made in a friend of the court …

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Cherry Hill Seminary Honors Judy Harrow by Library Naming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2009 Contact: Holli Emore (888) 503-4131 chs@cherryhillseminary.org Cherry Hill Seminary Honors Judy Harrow by Library Naming Columbia, S.C. – The Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary has approved the naming of its online library, the Judy Harrow Library & Information Center. Harrow, recently retired as Chair of the Pastoral …

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Remembering Sept 11

Ten years ago Cherry Hill Seminary was a fledgling online presence, no less pained by the violence of September 11, 2011, than our sisters and brothers in the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, non-religious, and other religious communities across the country, around the world. Ten years later, our faculty and students reflect on the meaning they draw …

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Cherry Hill Seminary To Grant Master’s Degrees

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Holli S. Emore January 7, 2009 888.503.4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Cherry Hill Seminary To Grant Master’s Degrees COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary is pleased to announce that the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has notified the school of the religious exemption which allows the Seminary to grant master’s degrees. …

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M. Macha NightMare to realign duties with Cherry Hill Seminary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 15, 2008 Contact: Holli Emore, chs@cherryhillseminary.org or (888) 503-4131. M. Macha NightMare to realign duties with Cherry Hill Seminary Columbia, S.C. – M. Macha NightMare, a longtime teacher and administrator at Cherry Hill Seminary, will resign as Chair of the Public Ministry department and take a position on the Board of …

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