The Community Action Network (CAN) brings the Word of God to life by connecting members of the seminary community to various social justice initiatives. On campus, CAN instigates dialogue and programming based on current events and social structures that directly affect the lives of students. CAN also acknowledges, participates in and seeks to cosponsor the ongoing work of other student organizations–such as the Association of Black Seminarians (ABS), the Asian Association at Princeton Theological Seminary (AAPTS), Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Supporters (BGLASS) and the Women’s Center–in their respective campaigns against oppression and injustice. In the greater Mercer County area, CAN fosters relationships between students and nonprofit organizations, finding employment opportunities for students whose overwhelming passions for service drive their individual calls to ministry.
CAN meetings take place on designated Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm over dinner in the Student Government Association Room in Mackay. With questions, or for more information, visit our website or email CAN@ptsem.edu.
“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”