THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

January 30th, 2006

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

 

 

On Campus

Marquand Chapel, 10:30am January 30-February 3:

·        Monday: Graduating student Joel Hanisek will deliver the homily

·        Tuesday: The Methodist Student Group will lead the service

·        Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer, led by Daniel Koh, Marisa Green, and Colin Lynch

·        Thursday: A service for the beginning of Black History Month, Yolanda Smith will preach

·        Friday: Community Eucharist in the worship style of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Christopher Beeley will preach and preside

 

Timothy Ree, the YDS Writing Consultant, is holding office hours in Room S-129.  Please make an appointment on the sign-up sheet outside the office door.  Email your paper as an attachment to timothy.ree@yale.edu prior to your appointment.  Office hours are:

·        Monday: 11:30 - 1 PM

·        Tuesday: 8 AM - 10:30, 11:30 - 1:30 PM

·        Wednesday: 12 PM – 5

·        Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM

 

Liturgical Studies Lecture: The Search Committee for the Senior Faculty Position in Liturgical Studies invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Hans-Jurgen Feulner, Senior Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at the School of Catholic Theology and Director of the Institute for Liturgical Studies at the University of Vienna. “The Ordination Rites of the Anglican/Episcopal Church and its Renewal in an Ecumenical Context,” Monday, January 30, 12:30 PM, ISM GREAT HALL. Reception to follow.

 

ISM lecture: Monday, January 30, 4:30pm, ISM Great Hall: Gordon Lathrop, Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies: "Ordo and Coyote: Further Notes about Order, Disorder and Meaning in Christian Worship". Lecture with refreshments for body, mind, and spirit, followed by discussion. Contact person: Will Cowen, 432-5180, william.cowen@yale.edu

 

Robi Damelin lost her son David on military duty four years ago. Nadwa Sarandah's sister was killed in the streets of  Jerusalem seven years ago. Robi is Israeli. Nadwa is Palestinian. On Monday, January 30th, they will share their stories, and explain how they have responded to tragedy and crisis by turning to peacemaking. Come hear them speak about the work of the Parents' Circle-Families Forum. 4:00 PM, Monday, 30 January 2006 Yale Divinity School Room S-104

 

Annand Groups: (Questions? elizabeth.melchionna@yale.edu)

·        Healing Prayer Group meets Monday from 11:15-12:45 in the Nouwen Prayer Room (S 101A, not in the basement of the library!).  All are welcome.

·        Men's Group meets Monday from 8:45-10:15 in the Annand Room across from the Berkeley offices.

 

You are invited to attend the lectures delivered by the following Jr. Faculty Search Candidates:

·        Ethics Search Candidate - Brian C. Sorrells Monday, January 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall "Should Christians Embrace Human Rights?  Resources for a Fuller Christian and Intercultural Embrace," delivered by Brian C. Sorrells, Ph.D. candidate in religious ethics at Yale University. Following the lecture there will be a light reception.

·        Systematic Theology Search Candidate - John P. Manoussakis Thursday, February 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall "The Things-themselves and the Things-to-come," delivered by Dr. John P. Manoussakis, Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston College and at the American College of Greece. 

Please welcome the candidates at coffee hour around 11:00am in the Common Room following the Chapel service on the day of their lectures.

 

2005 – 2006 William Anderton Chisolm Lecture: “Women and Ancient Israelite Household Religion” by Susan Ackerman, Professor of Religion and of Women's and Gender Studies and Chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College. Tuesday, January 31st 5:15 pm H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall Reception to follow.

 

ISM Lectures: Tuesday, Jan 31, 4pm ISM Great Hall.  “The Visual Construction of the Sacred; or, What Happens in Front of an Image” presented by David Morgan, Duesenberg Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Christ College, Valparaiso University. Reception to follow.

 

Come, Celebrate Candlemass with Us! Berkeley Community Eucharist at Marquand Chapel, 6:00 pm, Wednesday, Feb 1. Preacher: Ann Bonner-Stewart, YDS ’06 (Diocese of Massachusetts); Celebrant:  The Reverend Sandra Stayner, Rector, St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cheshire, CT. For nearly 1600 years, the Church has celebrated Feb 2 as Candlemass.  Also known as the Presentation of Christ at the Temple and the Purification of Mary, the festival has roots in Leviticus and Luke.  As faithful Jews, Mary and Joseph bring their firstborn child to be consecrated to God. Simeon and Anna recognize Jesus as the light for all peoples.  The candles also celebrate the pure light of Mary, who brought our savior into the world.  

 

From the YDS Women’s Center:

·        Knitting group meets on Tuesday evenings at 8pm in the Women's Center on the 2nd floor of Fisher Hall. Bring your own project or come learn to knit a prayer shawl.  All are welcome!  Email erinn.staley@yale.edu with questions.

·        Vagina.  That's right, we said it.  But don't worry--it's ok to laugh.  The YDS Women's Center is proud to present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in conjunction with V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3 at 8pm in Marquand Chapel. All proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, the Umbrella, and V-Day.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door and are available from 11am-1:30pm in the Common Room or by emailing ydswomenscenter@yahoo.com.

 

Friday, February 10, 1:30 pm, Matthew Kustenbauder presents "Devils or Prophet-Diviners? The African Initiated Churches of Western Kenya and Christianity as Authentic African Religion." Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series. Luce 102, 34 Hillhouse. Please RSVP to Lucy.Moore@yale.edu by noon
Thursday if you will be attending so that she can arrange for enough lunches. Sponsored by the Council on African Studies and the
Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

 

The Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshops will begin meeting on Monday, February 13 from 5:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. in the Marquand Chapel. All are welcome.  So stop by and see what it means to "Dance before the Lord." You may find the experience both uplifting and transforming.

 

Treasures of the African American Missions Collection: Guided tours of African American Missionary materials housed in the Day Missions Collection of the Yale Divinity Library. To reserve a place on one of these tours, please email: anniversary75th@yale.edu. February 22, 12:30-1:30 and 4:00-5:00.

 

You are invited to join the Methodist Society for worship and fellowship throughout the spring semester! For more info, please contact Jessica Anschutz, Jeremy Deaner, or Erika Hirsch

·        Tuesday 1/31, 5:30-7pm  Fellowship/Community Service: Soup Kitchen at First & Summerfield UMC. Meet in the YDS parking lot at 5:15 to carpool.

·        Tuesday 2/7, 7pm   Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 2/14, 7pm  Fellowship in Commuter Lounge

·        Tuesday 2/21, 7pm  Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 2/28, 7pm  Potluck Fellowship

·        Monday 3/20  Potluck Fellowship with Lutheran Students

·        Tuesday 3/28, 7pm  Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 4/4, 7pm   Potluck Fellowship at the home of Vicki I and Diana Carroll

·        Tuesday 4/11, 7pm  Worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 4/18, 7pm  Fellowship, TBA

 

Leadership in Appalachian Ministries (a summer internship program in Kentucky) is sponsoring an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, location TBA, from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Dinner will be served! Come enjoy mountain music, food, and stories, and hear about a fabulous summer opportunity! Contact Barbara Blodgett (Barbara.blodgett@yale.edu) for details or if you are interested but cannot attend.

 

Join us for the All School Conference! The Prophetic Voice: Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

·        Monday: What is the prophetic voice?

·        Tuesday & Wednesday: Discerning the prophetic voice

·        Thursday: Empowering and Educating the Prophetic Voice

·        Friday: The Prophetic Voice and the World

Details coming soon!  We hope you will join us for chapel, guest speakers, workshops and more!

 

Spanish Evening Prayer will be offered each Thursday this semester from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Center at the corner of Canner & St. Ronan Streets near the YDS campus. You don't have to know Spanish to participate, and English translations of the texts are provided. Come join us!  Questions, contact Paul McLain, paul.mclain@yale.edu.

 

The Lutheran Studies Program invites you to join them for weekly Vespers at 5:30 on Tuesdays this semester. Worship is in the Nouwen chapel in the basement of the library. We hope to see many of you there, this week and as the semester progresses!

 

Mark your Calendars! The annual Winers Concert will be on Tuesday, April 25th (sometime mid-evening). We'll be celebrating the end of classes with song...and of course, goodies afterwards. More details to follow!

 

Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)

 

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.

 

Building Bridges Instead of Walls: an Israeli and a Palestinian from the Parents Circle Families Forum speak of loss and reconciliation. Monday, January 30, 2006, 7:00-8:30 PM, First Congregational Church of Branford. RSVP, 203-488-7201. More information on the Parents Circle may be found at their web site, http://www.theparentscircle.org/

 

Everyone is cordially invited to an Adult Study Class at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church (corner of College and Elm) on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm. The class is led by Bioethicist in Residence Karen Lebacqz, and the topics are as follows:

·        Feb 2:    “Our Genes and Us.” What is the significance of the mapping of the human genome? What promise and peril do gene therapy and enhancement hold? In this session, we will look at what some have called the 'holy grail' in order to assess its implications for the human future.

·        Feb 9: “Why Theology Matters to Bioethics.” In the public debates about stem cells, cloning, and genetic engineering, the theological voice is often muted. Yet theologians have been there from the beginning, and ultimately the questions are deeply theological. Tonight we will look at what God is saying and why theology matters to the ongoing debates in bioethics.

 

Please join us for an open meeting of the Yale Group for the Study of Native America on Wednesday, February 1, at 5pm at the Lamar Center- located in the basement of the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street). This is an informal gathering for past, present, and future members of the group and we warmly invite anyone interested in participating or simply learning more about the organization to attend.  The meeting will consist of a brief overview of the group's past activities and present endeavors, as well as a brainstorming session designed to gauge interest in future activities.  Graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and members of the community are all heartily encouraged to attend.  Please come and share your ideas and insights.

 

Robert Fuller is coming to Yale on February 2, 2006. He's coming to speak about his book, "Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank" and the issue of what he calls "rankism." More info and registration are at www.yale.edu/learningcenter.  The morning lecture is free; the afternoon workshop has a nominal fee.

 

 

 

The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale presents a series of lectures for spring 2006:

·        Monday January 30: (co-sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies) Angel Saenz-Badillos, Professor of Hebrew, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, and Director of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University. “Man and God in the Poetry of Al-Andalus,” 451 College St., Seminar Room B-04, 4:00 PM

·        Monday February 6: (co-sponsored with the Department of History) Renée Levine Melammed, Professor of Jewish History, Schechter Institute, Jerusalem, Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies and History, Yale University. “The Destruction of Salonika During the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Ladino Poetess,” 211 HGS, 4:00 PM

·        Thursday February 23: Moshe (Murray) Rosman, Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. “Founder of Hasidism: The Man and the Mystique,” Romance Languages Lounge 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd floor, 4:00 PM

·        Thursday March 23: Joseph Hacker, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Jewish Cultural Mediators between the Ottomans and the Courts of Early Modern Europe,” HGS 401, 4:00 PM

·        Monday March 27 Daniel Schwartz, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "Josephus Between Jerusalem and Rome: On Divine Providence and the Last Book of the
Judaean War.” 208 WHC, 4:00 PM

·        Wednesday March 29 (Co-sponsored with the Department of History) Anna Sapir Abulafia, Vice-President and College Lecturer in History, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. “Sie stinken beide, or the Point of Medieval Christian-Jewish Disputations.” 211 HGS, 4:00 PM

 

The Cinema at the Whitney! Next week at the Whitney: Friday, February 3

·        7 p.m. Innocence Unprotected (Yugoslavia, 1968) 78 min. Dir. Dusan Makavejev reconstructs the history of one of Yugoslavia's earliest films with interviews with its creators, newsreels, and outrageous staged sequences.

·        9 p.m. Medium Cool (U.S., 1969) 100 min. Dir. Haskell Wexler. A (fictional) news reporter finds himself embroiled in the (very real) riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium. FREE! Questions or comments can be submitted to the Cinema by phone at (203) 432-0663, or by email to cinema@yale.edu. For more information please go to our website http://www.yale.edu/whc/main.htm

 

The 7th Yale School of Management Economic Development Conference will be held Friday, February 3rd, in the GM Room in 55 Hillhouse Ave.  The conference will be keynoted by Bonnie M. Wright, co-founder of the Center for Community Self-Help, and will include several panels covering a broad range of topics, including microfinance, public/private sector interactions, careers in economic development, New Haven community economic development, disaster relief following the events of the tsunami in South-East Asia, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11, and more.  Registration is free, but limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email Ira Shaw (ira.shaw@yale.edu) for registration information.

 

Join us at Auburn Seminary in February! Email cjm@auburnsem.org for registration or more info.

  • Film Screening: “Bonhoeffer” and a discussion with its director. Feb. 2, 7pm
  • Film Screening: “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” Feb. 10, noon
  • Women’s Multifaith activity: “The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life Discussion” Feb. 2, 6:30pm (registration fee $15)
  • Presbyterian Polity: Thursday, Feb. 2-May 4, 6:10-800pm (registration fee $195)

 

Bonhoeffer Film:  The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time (check local listings).  For more information about the film visit http:www.journeyfilms.com/pressroom/bonpress3.htm.

 

Invitation to bring groups to social justice musical, March 3, 4, and 5. The congregation at the Cheshire United Methodist Church will offer four productions of Lazarus, Bread For The World's musical production on hunger and poverty.  Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizen movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.  Proceeds (freewill offerings) from these performances will benefit hunger and poverty on a local level as well as Bread for the World's ongoing endeavors. For times and reservations, please call 203-272-4626 or e-mail cheshireumc@sbcglobal.net. Reservations are requested only for large groups.

 

You are invited to attend the Global Security and Nuclear Weapons Danger Track, a conference of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. March 10-13, 2006, Washington, DC.  Registration Fee: $140 (includes lunches and Sunday banquet); Student scholarships are available. Hotel rooms are available at the conference site, the Doubletree Hotel. Reserve by 2/9 for the discounted rate of $99 per room.  To register, visit http://www.advocacydays.org/registration/index.htm>Register.

 

 

Classifieds

 

Handy person needed:  Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful of projects inside my Cheshire home.  Jobs will include tasks like small sheet rock repair, painting, door hanging.  Can pay either by the hour or by the job, as negotiated.  If you have relevant experience, desire a handful of odd jobs that you can schedule at your convenience through the winter and into the spring, and have a car, contact Wes Avram at 432-9588 or Wesley.avram@yale.edu.

 

Research Assistant for Blind Professor needed. Filing, scanning, transcription of dictation, library research. Work at or next to Divinity School. Background in American Religious History and/or Social Sciences required. Familiarity with MAC's, pc's, and end note preferred. 8 hours per week at $10.50 per hour. Reply to: Gillian Lindt at gillianlindt@yahoo.com or by calling (203) 785-8599.

 

Part-time assistant needed for the Divinity School Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology: We need a part-time assistant to help us with programming and other tasks this semester.  Hours should average no more than 5 per week.  Tasks include publicity, food ordering and preparation/clean up, electronic mailing list management, travel arrangements for speakers, and related tasks. Must be free late Thursday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Work study eligibility an advantage, but not a requirement. Possibility for continuing employment next year, but availability for that not required. Immediate starting. Please contact Professor Wesley Avram for more information or to submit an application (wesley.avram@yale.edu, or 432-9588).

 

Seeking Resident Night Manager at Ronald McDonald House: position could be for 12 months or longer, depending on the student. The job comes with a furnished 3 room apartment on the second floor including utilities in exchange for all House responsibility. Training is required. Contact Janet E. Hanscom, Manager of House Operations, 203-777-5683 extension 12. Email: jhanscom@rmh-ct.org. For more info on Ronald McDonald House, visit http://www.rmh-ct.org/>www.rmh-ct.org

 

Are you presenting your work at a conference or performing and need funds to cover travel and other expenses? The GPSS Conference Travel Fund (CTF) was created to help defray the costs of such endeavors. Graduate and professional students may apply to the CTF to cover travel and expenses for conferences that will directly support their professional development. The CTF is open to ALL graduate and professional students. Please email lisa.bassani@yale.edu for an application or if you have any questions. Completed applications are due on February 17th at 5 pm!! Late applications will not be accepted!!

 

If you're interested in being part of a writing/revision group here at YDS please email dianne.bilyak@yale.edu ASAP. In the email, please include ALL days and times that you are available and say 1) what type(s) of writing you do and 2) whether you are more interested in doing writing exercises or workshoping pieces.

 

Call for Articles!  New Horizons in Faith and Order, a new electronic journal sponsored by the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA, is seeking contributions to ecumenical scholarship from younger theologians. Articles and reviews of any length pertinent to current and historical multilateral dialogue on church-dividing issues are welcome. The journal welcomes, as well, submissions outlining issues that should receive more attention in the future and discussion of wider questions of ecumenical methodology and goals. All submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition) and should be sent as email attachments in a standard word-processing format. For consideration in the inaugural issue, send your submissions by February 1 to R. Keelan Downton at kdownton@ncccusa.org. For more information, email the same or call 202-544-2350.

 

Rental house available overlooking Long Island Sound. Rent for academic year or full year. Available now. YDS/Grad school student or faculty family (max, 3 persons). Quiet seaside neighborhood 18 mi. from YDS on Indian Cove, Guilford. Sea view, short walk to private community beach. Single story, 2 BR, K, full bath, changing room (cabana) with lavatory, study/dining room, storage and work areas, second story deck, car port. Includes refrigerator, electric oven/stove, toaster oven, cookware, dishes, flat ware, small washer & dryer, TV, 2 double beds, kitchen table/chairs, sofa, chairs, vacuum cleaner, new low-e windows throughout. Academic year rent: $825.00/month plus telephone, cable, electric and fuel oil for h/hw.  Contact owners: Dr. Clyde &  Betsy Work, 203-458-7708, clydework@aol.com or Bill & Charlotte Kennedy, 860-742-0015, charbill_kennedy@sbcglobal.net.

 

Planning on working after graduation? Not yet on the jobs list? To sign up to get notice of any vacancies advertised through YDS, send an email to susan.olson@yale.edu. Tell me your druthers: a) ordained jobs only b) non-ordained jobs only or c) all jobs. Also, a list for Roman Catholics only exists.  If you'd like to be on that list in addition to one of the above three, let me know (the Roman Catholic list is for jobs open only to practicing Catholics).

 

Senior MDivs heading to pastory types of things: If you would like a CD made of your preaching prowess, please talk with Susan Olson to set up a time.  She has the materials to record it digitally for you. Some churches will ask for such a CD in their consideration of your application. The best time to make these things is now, before you're asked to provide one --committees don't often give a lot of notice.

 

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is a four day conference, March 10-13, all about ecumenical cooperation in policy advocacy and plans to save the world. This year's theme is "Challenging Disparity: The Promise of God - The Power of Solidarity."  Come to Washington, DC over Spring Break and learn about being a policy advocate and then make a visit to your Congress person's office to advocate on your issue!  Check out the conference website at www.advocacydays.org. Seminarians and young adults are especially welcome, so if you're interested, contact Sara Critchfield in the Washington, DC office of the UCC to find about scholarship availability.  You can email her at critchfs@ucc.org or call at (202) 543-1517.

 

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

 

Black History Month Resources:  civil rights movement, spirituals, Rosa Parks, James Lawson, Martin Luther King, Ruby Sales, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Andrew Young, Bernice Johnson Reagon

We have what you need for Lent planning! Lent worship, study groups, drama, Stations of the Cross, and more!

 

Videos to check out:

·        Beyond the Gates of Splendor”, the same topic as the current movie in theaters,

·        End of the Spear” about missionaries and Waodani people of Ecuador.

·        Bonhoeffer”, also to be in theaters, is here in DVD now for you to borrow.

·        Wal-Mart DVD “The High Cost of Low Prices” now available!

·        “With Eyes Open,” “Beyond Life and Death,” and other videos dealing with life and death

·        “Love-All That and More”:  A six session curriculum with video on healthy relationships for youth and young adults by Faith Trust, the Marie Fortune organization.

 

Understanding the Order of Christian Funerals:  The Vigil, Funeral Liturgy, Rite of Committal

 

Biblical Hebrew (in 48 hours???): The Bible (Tanach) in 4 CDs, Teach Yourself to read Hebrew book and tape set,  The First Hebrew Primer CD set and book

 

Apply for a job this summer or for the next academic year in the MRC!