The Anderson School of Theology for Laypersons was created in 1960 by a group of men and women, laity and clergy, who wanted a wider and deeper lens for exploring theological and philosophical thought as well as social and cultural issues.

From its  beginnings with a program of courses taught by ministers and theological seminary professors, ASTL evolved into its present format of bi-annual interfaith lectures by leading theologians and scholars.  Each lecture is followed by a time for questions, answers, and conversation.  From the list of visiting speakers through the years, one can see that a rich and diverse experience has been provided for the Anderson, South Carolina, community.

Programs are free and offered for the greater Anderson community and all interested persons.  ASTL has been sustained by individual contributions through the decades and is a state and US Internal Revenue Service approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Contributions are welcomed and should be sent to Anderson School of Theology, P.O. Box 1624, Anderson, SC 29622. A receipt will be provided for all donations. Please designate for the Oren Jones Memorial Fund, if so desired.

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