October 3rd, 2005


The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at All submissions must be e-mailed  with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor


Academic Information




1.      September 9, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.


2.      After September 9, approval must be gained from the student’s academic advisor to add or drop a course.  No course can be added after September 21.


3.      After September 9, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.


4.      September 14 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


5.      October 19 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 19 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.


6.      December 16 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 6.  After February 6, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.



APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED CONCENTRATED M.A.R. PROGRAM.  This program is described on p. 48 of the current catalog.  An application for admission to the extended degree program must include: 1)  Your name, 2) Address and e-mail address, 3) Area of concentration, 4) A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work), 5) Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.  PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 17, 2005.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2005.  Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am  All are Welcome!!
Monday:                       Frontier Service, Stewart Everett, preaching
Tuesday:                       Feast of St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals Service
Wednesday:                 Sung Morning Prayer continues
Thursday:                     Service of the Word, Christian Scharen, preaching
Friday:                          Coalition Eucharist , Professor Emilie Townes, preaching
Please see the Marquand Reader for more details and descriptions.


MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER:  Monday, October 3, 12:30-1:30, in the Ministry Resource Center, you are invited to a workshop on Implementing a comprehensive mission/social witness ministry in the congregation.  If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director.


After the Gaza Disengagement: What's Next?  A lecture by Hassan Jabareen, Monday, October 3 at 6:30, in Latourette Hall.  Hassan Jabareen, noted human rights lawyer and 2005 Yale World Fellow, will be speaking bout the significance of Israel's disengagement from Gaza.  Does the disengagement offer new hope for political negotiations and building an independent Palestinian state? Is it a step toward dismantling the settlements in the West Bank or it is a final deployment? What is the effect of the disengagement on Israeli public opinion? Is there any connection between the disengagement and the continued construction of the Wall?  Hassan Jabareen is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, a lawyer, and the founder and General Director of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. He has litigated tens of constitutional law cases before the Israeli Supreme Court on issues of discrimination, political rights, land rights, and economic and social rights on behalf of the Palestinian minority in Israel as well as humanitarian cases involving the protection of Palestinian civilians under occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He is a 2005 Yale World Fellow.


KNITTING GROUP - The YDS Women's Center invites all knitters and those interested in learning to knit to gather for conversation, prayer, and knitting.  Knitting group meets each Monday at 8pm in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor).  For more information, write to

The ANNAND PROGRAM FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION invites partners and spouses to join us for supper, fellowship, and conversation facilitated by Kim Folts (former clergy, spouse of clergy, and mother!).  Spouses and partners, do you find yourself asking questions like:

  • What will my role be as the wife of a Rector?
  • How will my life change now that my partner is Music Minister?
  • Will I be expected to host tea parties as the husband of a Pastor?
  • Should I spend time helping my partner lead the Youth Group?
  • How will I make new friends with my partner/spouse in seminary?

Then join us Tuesday October 4th from 6:30-8:30 in Divinity School’s RSV Room.   Please RSVP to:  Can’t come to the first supper? Future Dinners on November 3rd and December 1st—let us know of your interest!


CLERGY GOODS SUPPLER J. WIPPELL AND CO. TO VISIT YDS - Need a cassock alb to wear at your field work parish?  Looking for gift options for some of your seminarian friends?  Clergy goods supplier J. Wippell & Co. will be in the Common Room on Tuesday, October 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come and take advantage of a seminarian discount!  If you'd like a catalog or additional information, speak with Kate Bryant at or 203-497-9774.


POET CAROLYN FORCHÉ ON CAMPUS - Join us on Thursday, October 6th for a visit by poet, teacher, and social activist Carolyn Forché.  Professor Forché has been widely recognized as a "poet of witness", and has been both lauded and criticized for her refusal to separate poetry and politics. She is the author of four books of poetry (including Blue Hour, The Angel of History, and The Country Between Us), and translator and editor of several others (notably, Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness).  In 1975 she was a Yale Younger Poets selection for her work Gathering the Tribes.  She has been honored for both her literary work ( National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, Lannan Literary Foundation award, Lamont Poetry Prize and others) and her human rights work (the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture award).  She currently teaches in the MFA Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Students are invited and encouraged to join Professor Forché from 3:30 - 4:00 in the Bookstore Rotunda for an informal conversation about her work, copies of which are available outside Professor Martha Serpas' office. There will be a Public Reading by the author, followed by a booksigning and reception, beginning at 4:15 in the Bookstore.  Copies of her books are currently available for sale at the SBS.  This event is the first in the 2005-06 Yale Literature and Spirituality Series, and is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music and the YDS Student Book Supply.  Future events include: Thomas Lynch, poet and essayist, October 20th, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, novelist and essayist, November 10th.  For more information, call the ISM at 432-5062 or the Bookstore at 432-6101.


YALE SUSTAINABLE FOOD PROJECT:  Thursday, October 6th - Brown Bag Lunch with the Directors of the Yale Sustainable Food Project. Come learn about the Project and how we might get involved and get their food into our refectory! A few goodies will be provided, but please bring your lunch. 12:30-1:30pm in the Wood Seminar Room (S-117), sponsored by the Yale Environmental Concerns Committee.

Calling all Green Thumbs! (or anyone who likes working in a garden...) On Friday, October 7th, there will be a group of students going to volunteer at the Yale Sustainable Food Project's garden on Edwards St. We will meet on the steps of Marquand Chapel at 1 pm to walk to the garden. We will work until 5 pm and this will be followed by homemade pizza baked in their brick oven. If you can't make it for the whole afternoon, just come join us at the garden when you can. Any questions -  speak with/or e-mail


FIRST YEAR WOMEN'S GROUP - All first-year women are invited to join a bible study/spiritual support group.  Please join us for fellowship and prayer as you adjust to YDS and work to integrate your faith and studies.   The group meets each Thursday at 8pm in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor).  For more information, write to


A SACRED TRUST: A Fall Forum on Religion and the Environment. On Tuesday, October 11th, from 4 pm - 9 pm, the Interreligious Eco- Justice Network and Hartford Seminary are hosting a forum on Religion and the Environment. The event will include a keynote speaker, Peter deMenocal - Professor at Columbia University, who will be addressing Global Warming issues; a number of workshop options; a meal together.  Cost is $20 for students.  If you are interested in more information, please see the pamphlet on the Environmental Concerns Committee bulletin board or e-mail


STILL NEED BOOKS?  Students, please note: unsold textbooks will be returned to publishers beginning Reading Week, the week of October 10th. If there is anything you have not yet bought for a class, and yet intend to, please do so soon or you may be out of luck.  If you have any questions, problems, or still can't find something you need, please contact Lisa in the Bookstore before October 10th.


HOLY GROUNDS COFFEE SHOP – Stop by for a delicious cup of coffee or tea!  We are open from 2p.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday (we are located in the Commuter Lounge, right next to the mailboxes).  For more information contact


PEACEMAKING INITIATIVE:  "Imagine standing in the middle of a march surrounded by over 100,000 people with one message to send to this current administration and the American people," writes YDS student Brandon Johnson.  Brandon and other YDS students represented the Peacemaking Initiative last weekend at the largest anti-war protest in our nation's capital since the U.S. invasion.  Hear their stories online at  The Peacemaking Initiative is a new group in formation at YDS committed to challenging the powers and principalities on issues of war and peace. We take our name from the Beatitudes (Mt. 5.9) for we believe that it is our responsibility as people of faith to witness to the coming of God's peace here on earth.  If you have questions about the Peacemaking Initiative contact Canaan Harris (


KATRINA BOOK PROJECT:  You are invited to help clergy in Mississippi, who have lost their libraries to Huricane Katrina.  At this time gift cards and books will be helpful to get pastors back on their feet.  If you have books to donate, please bring them to my office by October 7.   If you would prefer to give money, Lisa Huck has set up a jar in the bookstore for that purpose. Money collected will be converted to gift cards from our bookstore that will allow clergy to fill in


YDS Recruiting Visits - Melissa Pucci, Assistant Director of Admissions, has announced her Fall Recruiting Schedule.  Listed below are her campus visits this week. If you have friends attending these colleges who may be interested in exploring graduate theological education at YDS, please invite them to meet Melissa!

Monday, October 3rd                Agnes Scott College     11a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                Emory University        5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4th                Birmingham Southern College 3 p.m - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5th          Samford University      9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, October 6th              Huntingdon College      11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Sterling Memorial Library:  In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Sterling Memorial Library, it is our pleasure to announce the "Treasures of the Yale Library", a season of special events, lectures and tours between October and April. As Yale faculty, students and staff, you and your families and friends will be welcome at any and all of these events. Brochures outlining the program will be available on campus next week and we also have a full and more detailed listing on the following web site which we invite you to view at:  The first event in the series will be on Monday October 3rd, when you are invited to Sterling Memorial Library to take part in the various activities for our Library Open House Day, based in the Memorabilia Room (just inside the Wall Street entrance) between 10am-4pm. The day will include an 'Antiques Road Show' table, hosted by Manuscripts and Archives and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, to which you can bring your old books and documents and where librarians can advise you about their history and preservation. All the events and activities of the day are listed below. Please note that some of the tours require registration beforehand and that spaces are limited. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and so we invite you to come and enjoy some tea, coffee and cookies and enjoy the 75th exhibit and all the other events as we kick off this season of celebration.


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues:  The Yale World Fellows Program is pleased to announce... The 2005 Hot Coffee, Hot Issues International Affairs Discussion Series. Hot Coffee, Hot Issues is a weekly discussion series on current developments in international affairs led by experts from both inside and outside the Yale community.  Each week, a new topic will be selected from the headlines for Friday's discussion.  Coffee, tea and morning pastries are served at 8:15am and conversation will begin at 8:30am.  If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to  


“Toward a New Era for the Church in China:  Some Recent Hopeful Signs”  Dr. Jean-Paul Wiest, director of research at the Beijing Center for Language and Culture, and a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Religion.  The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2005.  Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m.  Coffee will be provided.  For lecture details or directions, visit (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Autumn Apple-Picking with Battell Chapel - Saturday, October 8, 12:30pm.  Join us for a favorite New England fall activity.  We will pick apples for the dinner that the Church of Christ in Yale will be providing at Columbus House homeless shelter that night.  We’ll meet on the Elm St. steps of Battell chapel at 12:30pm and carpool to Bishops Orchards in Guilford. (Remember to bring $ if you would like to bring back apples or cider for yourself.)  RSVP to, or just show up. 


Worship in Spirit and Truth is a gathering of pastors, church musicians and worship leaders to experience creative worship services and search together for the renewal of the worship in the church.  This Korean Worship and Music Conference will be held in Stony Point, New York, on Oct. 17-19, 2005.  The conference will be conducted mainly in Korean. The ISM will offer a limited number of $300 scholarships to students who would like to attend this conference.  Please contact Martin Jean ( for more information.


Civil Union?  Gay Marriage?  None of the Above?  If you have questions about “Sorting Out the Issue,” Presbyterian Promise invites you to be part of a weekend with Marvin Ellison, October 22-23, 2005.  Rev. Marvin Ellison’s work focuses on the ethical issues relating to sexuality, spirituality, and justice.  His Same-Sex Marriage? A Christian Ethical Analysis explores the issues behind one of the most urgent discussions facing Christians.  For more information, contact Dick Hasbany at or at (203) 777-4579.


Onward Christian Media - According to a recent wave of news stories, the conservative Christian right wields an increasingly powerful media force and is becoming more creative at getting their message out – on television and radio, and in movies, books and magazines.  While some don’t see a cause for alarm, others believe this kind of proselytizing dangerously blurs the lines between politics and religion. Join the conversation. Presenters are Chris Hedges, author, Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, former correspondent, The New York Times and Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek.  This event will be co-presented with New School University’s Media Studies Program on Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at New School University, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street.  To RSVP: visit, email or call 212-686-5005.


Spiritual Life


Spiritual Direction:  YDS, BDS, ISM, Still interested in spiritual direction through the Annand Program?  Spaces are available in direction groups on Tuesdays 3-4:30, Thursdays 2:15-3:45, Fridays 1:30-3:00.  Questions? Contact:  


University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided (beginning September 4) Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


Berkeley Invites you to the Daily Office: Mondays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite I; 5:45 pm, Evensong; Tuesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:00 pm, Lutheran Vespers (Henri Nouwen Chapel); Wednesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer, Rite II; 6:00: Community Eucharist (Marquand Chapel); Thursdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:45 pm, Evening Prayer; Fridays: 7:30am, Morning Prayer (Enriching Our Worship); 3:15 pm, Evening Prayer.  Unless otherwise noted, all services take place at Berkeley Center, located at the corner of Canner and St. Ronan, and last half an hour, with the exception of the longer Wednesday night Eucharist.  Contact or with any questions. 




  • We have videos and books on Racism we can resource your congregation and social ministry agencies.  Want Music? 
  • Come and see our variety!  We have gospel music, Taize, Iona, Chants, Hymnals, Hymnal Supplements.
  • We have resources for World Food Day, Christmas plays, All Saints Day, Children’s Sabbath and Advent!  We have the resources you need for study, worship, all ages.



Oct. 3, 12:30-1:30       Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation      

Oct. 12, 12-1               Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on

                                    Exemplary Youth Ministry

Oct. 18, 1-2                 Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

Oct. 27, 1-2                 Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on

                                    Exemplary Youth Ministry

Nov. 4, 1-2                  Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth