THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

October 24th, 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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed kelly.stone@yale.edu  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

Sexual Ethics Course Enrollment:  Students who are interested in taking Margaret Farley's spring-term class in Sexual Ethics must sign up during the week of October 31-Nov. 4 in the Registrar's Office.  This is a limited enrollment course, and students will be admitted on the bases of (1) seniority; (2) background and rationale for selecting this course; (3) first-come, first-served on the sign-up sheet.  After signing up in the Registrar's Office, applicants should email to Professor Farley a paragraph re. (1) and (2).  You will be notified of admission to the course by Nov. 7, the beginning of "Advising Period."

 

2006 Princeton Forums on Youth Ministry:  The Princeton Forums on Youth Ministry offer ecumenical, non-degree theological education for those interested in developing strategies for ministry with adolescence.  This year they offer two forums, Jan. 17-20 in Seattle, Washington and April 24-27 in Princeton, New Jersey.  For more information go to www.ptsem.edu/iym or see Kristen Leslie.

 

 

On Campus

THIS WEEK AT MARQUAND...
Monday:           Service of the Word, Professor John Hare, preaching
Tuesday:           Service of the Word, Professor Joseph Jones, preaching, music from the Gospel Choir
Wednesday:     Sung Morning Prayer, New Settings, Traditional Hymns, led  by Patrick Evans
Thursday:         Almost Saints Series, Featuring Thomas Merton
Friday:              Crop Walk Eucharist, Canaan Harris, STM '06, preaching and presiding
        

ALL SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING:  There will be meeting MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room to begin planning for the All School Conference.  The theme for All School Conference this year will be "The Prophetic Voice."  Please come if you are interested in helping!  Questions?  Please contact Martha Korienek at martha.korienek@yale.edu.

 

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 erinn.staley@yale.edu.

 

Providing pastoral care for domestic violence survivors:  Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year.  Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.  On Tuesday, October 25, Professor Kristen Leslie will present a lecture about providing pastoral care to survivors of domestic violence.  Domestic violence is a problem across income levels, ethnic backgrounds, and religious affiliations, so this is an important topic for anyone who will work in pastoral care. Tuesday, October 25 at 12:30pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  Lunch will be provided!  Women and men are welcome to attend.  Hosted by the YDS Women’s Center.  Contact Erinn Staley with questions.

 

Exchange Program Meeting:  Anna Ramirez will be hosting an informational meeting on the Exchange programs (Cambridge Theological Federation and the German Universities) next Tuesday, October 25th from 12-1:15 pm in Room S-100.  Please bring your lunch and join us when you can!

 

Open lecture by Coordinator of Washington’s Faith-Based and Community Initiatives -Captain John Tuskan, MSN, RN, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Coordinator will be speaking in Niebuhr Hall @ 1:30 on Weds. Oct. 26.  Captain Tuskan will be addressing the work of faith-based initiatives, including what grants are available for supporting faith-based and community programs.  This lecture is being sponsored by Profs. Leslie and Mollica and members of the Pastoral Leadership in Community-based Healing class.  For more information contact Kristen.Leslie@yale.edu

 

Reception for artist J. Michael WalkerThursday, October 27 | 4:30 PM (ISM Great Hall). The sacred art of J. Michael Walker will be on display in New Haven at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from October 10 – November 30. The free exhibition, entitled Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: J. Michael Walker’s Life with the Virgin and Saints, is open weekdays 9 – 4. Most of the works will then travel to New York to the National Museum of Catholic Art and History, where they will be on display from December 10, 2005 to August 30, 2006. More information at http://www.yale.edu/ism/events/101005-walker.htm

 

Are you a Saint or a Sinner?  We know you've been waiting all semester to come to the Saints and Sinners costume party and show YDS where you're going to spend eternity.  It will be the only time this year when Satan and the Church Lady can dance together. Join us this Friday, October 28th from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight in the YDS Common Room (Wine/Beer/Soda and Goodies provided).  Sponsored by your Lutheran friends and Fatted Calf.

 

Christian Modernism as Cultural Resistance- As part of the Fall, 05 course, Rhetoric and Witness, the ISM and YDS will welcome Robert Inchausti, Professor of English at the Cal Poly, for a public lecture on Monday, October 31, 4:15 in the Common Room.  An astute rhetorical critic and constructive theologian, Professor Inchausti is the author of: Subversive Orthodoxy: Outlaws, Revolutionaries, and Other Christians In Disguise (Brazos, 2005) Thomas Merton's American Prophecy (SUNY, 1997), Spitwad Sutras: Classroom Teaching as Sublime Vocation (Bergin & Garvey, 1994), The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People (SUNY, 1991).His essays have appeared in such journals as America, Christian Century, Radical Teacher, and The Sun. This lecture is made possible by the Preaching and Communication emphasis in the Institute for Sacred Music.  For more information, contact Wesley Avram (2-9588 or wesley.avram@yale.edu).

 

CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Day at YDS - Wednesday, November 2, 2005.  12:30 Informational meeting in Niebuhr Hall followed by individual conversations in the Sarah Smith Gallery with CPE supervisors from CT, NY, and MA.  CPE centers are now receiving applications for Summer 2006.  If you are considering CPE for this summer, or any time during your YDS career, you should attend this meeting.  It's only offered once a year. -- Barbara Blodgett, Office of Supervised Ministries

 

Graduating? Need a job eventually? This is just a reminder that all positions advertised to Yale grads are advertised through the jobs list.  Recruiting rules prevent me from being able to put up posters or send campus wide announcements, so if you are graduating (and please, only if you are graduating or already graduated) and want to be notified of vacancies, send me an email and I can add you to the list(s) (susan.olson@yale.edu).  Job list choices: a) send it all, b) ordained positions only, c) non-ordained positions only, d) roman catholic jobs only.

 

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!  The Committee for Facilities Concerns needs YOUR feedback about our YDS facilities, including the main campus and the residence halls (policies, move in condition, etc.).  Please e-mail your suggestions or concerns to angela.batie@yale.edu.  Comments received by November 1st would be most appreciated.

 

THANK YOU!  The CLC would like to send a warm Thank You out to all the people who made "Recess at YDS" such a great time!  Especially, Professor Thomas Troeger, Jonathan Page (and the Nighwalking Society), Laura Sponseller (and the Outings Club), Dean Maryetta Anschutz, Elizabeth Marie Melchionna, Eric Jeuland, Alice Kearney (and the Communitiy Dinner Planning Committee), Kaji Spellman (and all of the Chapel staff), all those who sang karaoke, and the fun and creative Recess Planning Team: Jonathan Page, Johanna Osborne, and Eric Jeuland.  THANK YOU!

 

YDS Recruiting Visits:  Melissa Pucci will be visiting North Carolina colleges this week.  If you have friends attending the schools listed below who may be interested in exploring graduate theological education at YDS, please invite them to meet Melissa! 
Tuesday, Oct. 25          Davidson College Theological Day        12-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26    Wake Forest Theological Day               10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27        Duke University Theological Day          10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
                          
          UNC, Chapel Hill                                 6 p.m.

Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)

 

Winter apparel (winter coats, sweaters, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.) are needed!!!  As part of a multi-office program geared towards, but not exclusively for, international students & scholars on "Surviving A New England Winter," members of the Yale community are invited to donate gently used winter coats and apparel (scarves, hats, gloves, etc.) for those in need of such clothing.  The informative program will take place on Thursday, November 10.  It will begin with "Cold Clinic" offered by the Yale University Health Services (YUHS) from 4pm to 5pm at OISS's new space at 421 Temple Street.  YUHS staff will talk about cold care prevention and have some "cold kits" to giveaway.  Following the Cold Clinic, the OISS and McDougal Center will make available donated winter coats and apparel for students and scholars who are in need of these items.  Members of the Yale community who wish to make a donation can do so before Wednesday, November 9 at OISS, McDougal Center, School of Nursing, School of Medicine or YUHS.  If your department has a large collection to be donated, OISS can arrange to pick it up from your department. Any unused items not distributed through the program will be donated to charity (one of the local shelters).  "Surviving A New England Winter" is co-sponsored by the OISS, the McDougal Center, and YUHS.

 

Violence and Mission in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries: Lessons for Today.  Dr. Alan Kreider is associate professor of church history and mission at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and a senior mission scholar in residence at OMSC for the fall 2005 semester. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

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 sarah.baldys@yale.edu  

 

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 www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005.

 

Towards Democracy: Pakistan at the Crossroads - Thursday, October 27, 2005 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Reception Follows). Leading human rights advocate in Pakistan, Asma Jahangir, will address issues related to the law and judiciary in PakistanJahangir will focus her talk on the role of tribal councils in Pakistan and their relationship to the state.  She will discuss the critical case of Mukhtaran Bibi whose gang rape on orders of a tribal council in 2002 inspired international outrage, putting the legal institutions in Pakistan under intense scrutiny.  She will explore the status of human rights, in particular women’s rights, in Pakistan and the prospects for a transition away from the conditions that lead to failed governance.  These and other pertinent issues related to state, civil society and human rights in Pakistan will be the focus of the evening's discussion.  Mahnaz Ispahani, Adjunct Senior Fellow for South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations will moderate.  Part of the Citigroup Series on Asian Women Leaders, which features women at the forefront of effecting social change in Asia. Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City.  For tickets, contact the Asia Society Box Office at 212-517-ASIA.

 

"Freedom! Not Just Another Word."  With syndicated columnist Molly Ivins, Brandeis professor / Yale Law graduate Anita Hill and News Hour with Jim Lehrer senior correspondent Ray Suarez.  We are making a special offer to students.  If they bring their student ID, they can purchase tickets at 50% off the stated price.  That means, a $22 ticket can be purchased for $11 and a $57 ticket can be purchased for $28.50.  Call 203.777.7848 for tickets. Thursday, October 27th 8 p.m. Shubert, Second Annual CCA Forum.


Black Theology and Womanist Theology in Dialogue:  Which Way Forward for the Church and the Academy?  A Conference to be held October 31 –
November 4, 2005.  Sponsored by the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Office of  Minority Student Affairs, the Office of Community and Governmental Affairs, and the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, at the University of ChicagoFunded by the Louisville Institute.  Professors Dwight Hopkins (Chicago) and Linda Thomas (LSTC) are the conference coordinators. The conference web site is: http://www.lstc.edu/events/btwtdialogue/schedule.htm

 

Turning the Wheel, Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God:  The year 2006 is the tenth anniversary of Henri Nouwen’s death.  To mark this anniversary, the Nouwen Archives at the University of St. Michael’s College is hosting a three day gathering from May 18-20, 2006 that will bring together scholars, students, ministers, and spiritual seekers to explore themes and ideas that preoccupied Nouwen in his lifetime and which have particular relevance in today’s context.  We are seeking proposals for individual presentations, full sessions, and workshops that will address the relevance of Henri Nouwen’s vision of the spiritual life from a variety of perspectives  Proposals for individual presentations, full sessions or workshops should be approximately one page in length, including: 1) title; 2) short description of the proposed paper, session, or workshop, including its estimated length (approx. 250 words), and; 3) full contact information—mailing address, email address and daytime telephone number.  The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2005.  These should be sent to:  Gabrielle Earnshaw at nouwen.archives@utoronto.ca. For more information see: http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/ nouwen/conference 

 

The Future of Philanthropy:   Join us on Friday, November 4, 2005, at the Future of Philanthropy conference organized by the Yale SOM Net Impact Club and sponsored by the Yale SOM Program on Social Enterprise.  The conference will allow future leaders of business and society to share innovative ideas on how to incorporate capital into positive societal impact through the most effective methods.  To this end, we have planned a full day of panels and workshops, approaching issues in philanthropy from various perspectives:  discipline-specific, location-centered, innovative models, relationships, sustainability, and motivation.  Only $10 for Yale students!  For details, visit our website at http://students.som.yale.edu/clubs/bottomline/philanthropy. 

 

Honour All Men: The Humanitarian Strand in Early Protestant Missions - Professor Andrew F. Walls was director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Cross-cultural Process in Christian History (2002). The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11.  Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Coffee will be provided. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference:  “Organizing for Justice:  Reawakening, Reclaiming and Restoring the Village.”  This conference is hosted by Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. February 7-9, 2006 in Jacksonville, FL.  For more information please contact the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (773) 548-6619 or visit our website at www.sdpconference.info or email info@sdpconference.info. 

Auburn Continuing Education Programs - Auburn Seminary educates people to meet the challenges of religious and public life through renewing church life and leadership, increasing multifaith understanding across lines of religious difference, and strengthening theological schools through educational research and consulting. Auburn contributes to and cooperates with the work of other institutions, including congregations, seminaries, colleges, and religious and social agencies. It has a special relationship with Union Theological Seminary in New York, on whose campus it is located.  We hope that you will join us for one or more of the upcoming events at Auburn Seminary!

  • Contrasting Christian Iconographies of Eve and Mary, Wednesday, November 2, 2005
  • Commemorating 40 Years of Dialogue and Collaboration, Wednesday, November 9, 2005
  • Daylong Seminar, Monday, November 14 or Tuesday, November 15, 2005
  • Spiritual Journeys – Buddhism, An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Education
    November 17th, 19th and 22nd, 2005.
  • Using Coaching in Ministry, November 9, 2005

 

A Workshop on Fundamentalism: Political, Religious, and Secular.  The purpose of this workshop is to explore the concept of fundamentalism and its many appearances as these pervade Western European as well as other non-Western political cultures throughout the world. It will take place as one of the many workshops within the International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference at the University of Malta. Given the complexity of the concept of Fundamentalism, this workshop invites scholars to offer papers addressing theoretical, conceptual, social, political, and religious issues surrounding the notion of Fundamentalism. The workshop is interdisciplinary in nature and welcomes scholars from a variety of disciplines such as history, economics, political science, religious studies, law, sociology, culture, philosophy, and psychology.  Please send paper proposals with a brief abstract to the contact below by December 15, 2005. Electronic submissions are welcomed.  Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, darville University, Department of Social Sciences and History.  Tel: 937.766.3256 Fax: 937.766.7583 or email morenog@cedarville.edu

 

Classifieds

 

PAID POSITIONS

Female Research Assistant Needed: (healthcare economics project) Looking for female research assistant for a research project with Dr. Howard Forman from the Department of Radiology at the School of Medicine.  The project, on healthcare access to mammography services for breast cancer, entails telephone surveys of mammography facilities and attempting to schedule mammography appointments.  We are looking for a female research assistant for phone calls simulating calls from actual patients. We will need someone for 3-5 weekdays per week (approx. 15 hours per week preferred) for 2-4 continuous weeks during a period between 10/24 and 11/23.  The pay is $10-$12/hour. If you are interested, please reply as soon as possible to akash.d.shah@yale.edu with: the minimum number of hours per day and days per week that you would be able to contribute and your phone number and email address for contact.  Questions?  Please contact Akash Shah at (203) 500-4294.

 

Part-time Administrative Assistant Needed:  First Presbyterian Church of New Haven is looking for a part-time administrative assistant (approximately 10 hours a week).  Hours that need to be filled are T/W/Th 9 a.m. – Noon.  Contact Bill Goettler at (203) 562-5664 or william.goettler@yale.edu for more details!

 

House sitter needed:  Beautiful Victorian home, one agreeable dog, one aloof cat, and two cute kittens in northern Hamden seeks responsible live-in care while owners desert them to go walkabout in Africa.  Convenient to bus.  Nov 9-27 (more or less). leave message @ 248-6036.

 

Nanny Needed!  We are looking for a caregiver/nanny for our 4 1/2 year old girl here in Hamden.  Responsibilities would include picking her up from school at noontime three days per week and spending a few hours with her at home or in out-of-home activities.  Meal preparation would also be expected.   In addition, we would probably need this person to spend several hours on non-school days.   Non-smoking and driving are required.  We prefer someone who will be in the area for an extended period of time.  If you are interested in this position please contact Charles Haskes at 281-1088.

 

Bed and Breakfast Services:  The Farnam Guest House, which is one block from the Divinity School, at 616 Prospect Street, is looking for a Yale student to assist with management of our guest house.  The job would be several mornings a week (determined by the current bookings) which may include Saturday and Sunday’s from 7:00 to 9:00 am.  This position involves cooking and serving and cleaning up breakfasts for 2 to 8 people, answering the phones, taking internet bookings, and occasional cleaning and maintenance.  Pay is $12- $15 an hour based on capability and experience.  Please email your interest and your resume to Elizabeth at innkeeper@farnamguesthouse.com

 

Spiritual Life

 

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. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.

 

Sunday @ 5 Worship is Here!  First and Summerfield United Methodist Church will be starting its Sunday @ 5 informal worship THIS SUNDAY @ 5pm. We will have a lasagna dinner afterwards.
Divvies Erika Hirsch, Tim Hiller, and Vicki I will be helping to lead worship so come support them!  Tell your friends!  FSUMC is located at College and Elm diagonal from Battell.  Visit the website:
fsumc.org.

 

Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc  

Contact us at ministry.resource.center@yale.edu or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays

WORKSHOPS

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

Nov. 2, 10-11              Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

Nov. 3, 12:30-1:30      Making and Using a Narrative Budget

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month  resources available: videos, study group, advocacy, curriculum.  See display in Ministry Resource Center and check them out.

 

UNICEF Trick or Treat Boxes for you to use are available in the Ministry Resource Center.

 

Need to provide an event for families or children related to Halloween?  There are creative, positive, and alternative ideas.  Look in “Church Year” shelf or at these resources:

 

How can I celebrate Halloween? video : a young Christian's guide for the secular holiday.

Holiday and seasonal ideas for ministry with young teens

Family celebrations at Thanksgiving and alternatives to

Un-Halloween book

Halloween, is it for real?

 

 

Elections are a good reason to have a brief adult education experience on our influence in the public sphere?  Want a leaders guide or video to get it started?

 

Projects and papers?  Ask what Ministry Resource Center can provide to help!!!