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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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March 12, 2015

Catholic Mass

We invite you to join the Marylhurst University community for the celebration of the Eucharist. Mass theme: Liturgy of the day. Gospel reading: L...

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March 14, 2015

Book Signing: Dr. Jerilyn Felton

Dr. Jerilyn Felton, religious studies faculty and MAIS alum, will sign copies of her book, Four-Footed Ministers In Formation: A training Manual on...

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March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Pacific Northwest Region AARSBL Conference

Annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Academy of American Religion, Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Orie...

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