February 13, 2006

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On Campus

Marquand Chapel, 10:30am February 13-February 17:

Monday: Rev. Julie Faith Parker will preach on 2 Kings 5:1-14, “Someone in the Background”

Tuesday: Service of the Word and Song, graduating student Rob Boulter will preach, the Marquand

Gospel Choir will sing

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

Thursday: A Chapel Team service for Black History Month

Friday: Ecumenical Community Eucharist in the Anglican tradition, Rev. Bryan Spinks preaching and presiding. A time of praise and worship will begin at 10:15am, for those wishing to attend.


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.


Liturgical Studies Lecture: The Search Committee for the Senior Faculty Position in Liturgical Studies invites you to attend a lecture by Peter Galadza, Kule Family Professor of Liturgy and Associate Professor of Theology, Sheptysky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, University of Ottawa. The Lecture is titled “Worship at the Frontier of East and West: the Research of a Pastoral Liturgist” and takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:30om, ISM Great Hall. Reception to follow.


On behalf of the Systematic Theology Jr. Faculty Search you are invited to attend the lectures delivered by the following candidates:

·        Monday, February 13, 12:30-1:30pm, Niebuhr Hall: Susan Abraham, Assistant Professor of Theology at St. Bonaventure University, NY, will deliver a lecture titled "Conversion and Identity in Roman Catholic Theology--Indian Postcolonial Challenges and Critiques."

·        Wednesday, February 15, 5:30-6:30pm, Niebuhr Hall: Teresa Delgado, Visiting Assistant Professor at Iona College, NY, will deliver a lecture titled "Freedom is Our Own:  Developing a Puerto Rican Theology of Suffering and Hope." 

·        Thursday, February 16, 4:00-5:00pm, Niebuhr Hall: Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Theology, Fordham University, NY, will deliver a lecture titled "Responding to Religious Diversity:  Rahner, Wonder and the Resource of Feminist Thought." A light reception will follow.


Plenary sessions of the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will be webcast on the big screen in Niehbur Hall at the following dates and times:

     Feb. 14, noon-1:30 p.m.

     Feb. 15, noon-1:30 p.m.

     Feb. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

     Feb. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.
     Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Clergy goods supplier J. Wippel & Company LTD coming to YDS: Seniors, now is the time to order your academic hoods, tippets (YDS and BDS shields available), and clergy shirts.  A representative of clergy goods supplier J. Wippell & Company will be at YDS on Wednesday, February 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Common Room.  Come take a look at the range of liturgical fashion options available!  If you'd like to receive a catalogue, or have a question answered, call Kate Bryant at 914-714-3370 or send her an e-mail at


Announcing the 2006 All School Conference: The Prophetic Voice.  Detailed information coming soon to your campus mailbox!  ASC Schedule:

Monday, February 20

·        12:30  lunchtime talk by Professor Ogletree in the Common Room

·        4:30  "Dismantling Racism: People of Faith as Agents of Change" by Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Pastor of the Haydenville Congregational Church in the Common Room

·        7:00  Middle East Travel Seminar Presentation in the Common Room

Tuesday, February 21

·        12:30  "Prophets in (non-violent) action" a lunctime talk by Allie Perry and Harlon Dalton in the Common Room

·        4:00  "Prophets: 2 Kool for Skool?" a panel of Yale Ph.D. Students in the Common Room

·        8:30     "The Prophetic Voice, unplugged" a concert by Alan Murchie in Marquand Chapel

Wednesday, February 22

·        12:30  "What Would Jesus Do?"a talk about Millennium Goals by Mike Kinman in the Common Room

·        1:30-2:30  "Reaching In, Reaching Out:  Spirituality in Action" a workshop by Eugene Sutton

·        4:00-5:00  "Reaching In, Reaching Out:  Spirituality in Action" a workshop by Eugene Sutton

Thursday, February 23

·        11:00-1  "Prophets and Non-Profits" Fair in the Common Room

·        12:30  "Chaplaincy beyond CPE" a panel of Chaplains in the Common Room

Friday, February 24

·        12:30  "Who Are the prophets in your neighborhood?" a panel of local ministers in the Common Room

·        2:00-3:30  "What kind of prophet are you?" -- Workshop Session #1

o       1.Greening the Church: the prophetic voice and the environment

o       2.Poetry and the Prophetic Voice

o       3.Help the Children of CT by being a Prophetic Voice

·        3:00-4:00  Reception in the Common Room

·        4:00-5:30  "What kind of prophet are you?" -- Workshop Session #2

o       1.Creating an Open and Affirming Parish (Coalition)

o       2.Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation in the Ministry Resource Center

o       3.Peace/Non-Violence

Think Pink: A Conversation and Cabaret. Date: Friday, February 17th, 2006. Conversation will take place in RSV Room;  Cabaret will take place in Marquand Chapel. Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Yale Divinity School Discussion Panel on Sexual Assault Awareness. **FREE and Open to the Public** 8:00-10:00pm: Yale Divinity School Live Music, Poetry, and Performance, along with dessert and beverages (wine $4) Suggested $10 ticket donation. For ticket info and more information, contact, or


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: February 22, 12:30-1:30 and 4:00-5:00.


2006 Parks-King Lecture and Black Alumni Forum. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both of these events and to spread the word to all who might be interested.

·          Parks-King Lecture -- February 28, 2006: Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and first woman to become the Titular Head of the denomination, will serve as the 2006 speaker for the Annual Parks-King Lecture. The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A reception will follow in the YDS Common Room.

·          Black Alumni Forum -- Tuesday, February 28, 2006: Theme: “Black Women Redefining Ministry and Community Leadership in the Twenty-First Century: The YDS Influence.” The forum will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A book signing with Bishop McKenzie will be held prior to the forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the YDS Student Book Supply.


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 2/14, 7pm  Fellowship in Commuter Lounge

·        Tuesday 2/21, 7pm  Potluck Fellowship at the home of Matthew Morgan, Whitney Easton, Alicia Brooks and Matt Haugen

·        Tuesday 2/28, 7pm  Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        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


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 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


Feminist Liberation and Feminist Pastoral Theologies will host a global lecture entitled "Women, HIV/AIDS, and Faith: Perspectives from African Women Theologians" on Wednesday, March 1st @ 3:30PM in the RSV Room. The lecture is sponsored by the YDS Women's Initiative and the Women Faculty Forum.


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,


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.


You are invited to a lunch discussion with Asra Nomani, journalist and author of the book Standing Alone in Mecca. Thursday Feb. 16th, noon-1pm HGS 401. This event is brought to you by the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. To attend this lunch discussion please RSVP at


The Women Faculty Forum, the Yale Office of Work Life, Yale Law Women and the American Constitution Society Yale Chapter present: “Working for Care: Families and the Workplace,” the third session in the “Working Lives: Renegotiating Public and Private” series.  February 28, 2006 6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion. Location: Yale Law School, Room 129, 127 Wall Street.  Your RSVP would be appreciated for planning purposes at (203) 432-8847.


Yale Cabaret introduces special student rates - just $8 or $4 with a group! This weekend, we are introducing a special $8 rate  for students that attend the late night performances on Friday and Saturday (11pm).  Also, if you can round-up a student group of 10 for any of the late night performances, you'll get a special $40 group rate. That adds up to $4 per person! Live theatre that's contemporary, inventive, and cheaper than going to a movie? Only at the Cabaret!


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

·        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


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>Register.


Workshop on Asian Religions: “Sand, Stones, and Stars: Nature in the Religious Imagination” sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. This workshop will be held on April 21, 22 and 23, 2006 at Yale University. For more information and to register for this event, please contact Please provide your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is April 3, 2006.




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 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!!


Justice for Children International is an organization dedicated to stopping the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.  The organization is sponsoring a training program which you can be a part of.  The application deadline for the Justice for Children International Training Program in Aftercare is April 15th, 2006. To download an application, go to this link: If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Maskell at


Notice to all subscribers to the ISPS seminar on anti-Semitism in comparative perspective: There has been a change of schedule: The Reverend Dr. Frederick J. Streets will speak on Thursday, February 16 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001. The title of his seminar is "A Critical Look at 'isms'." There will be no seminar on February 23.


Call for presentations and/or research: 3rd Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education. "Working Towards a New Vision of the 21st Century University:  Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning Within the Academy" March 31-April 1, 2006.  Faculty and students please consider submitted proposals for oral presentations, academic panels or workshops, or individual research for this conference.  Deadline for submissions is Febraury 28, 2006.  See the following website for registration materials, call for proposals, and other information:


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 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 or call at (202) 543-1517.


Job available: Divinity Library/IBMR Project Research Assistant. Purpose: Assist with the maintenance of a bibliographic database for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research project "Researching Mission: Doctoral Dissertations in English since 1900." Duties: Enter records for dissertations that fall within the scope of the project into a Microsoft Access database. Enhance records by adding abstracts or subject headings as directed. Job Specifics: Part-time position (10 hours/week minimum); hours to be scheduled between 8:30-5:00 weekdays; workstation in Divinity Library. If interested please contact Eric Friede at (203) 432-6372 or


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


Scheduled Workshops:

·        Feb. 21, 11-noon “Leading Bible study in congregations with the tools of study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles, Concordances, translations”

·        Feb. 24, 3:30-5 p.m. “Implementing a comprehensive mission/social witness ministry in the congregation”


Apply for summer job or next academic year job in Ministry Resource Center


Resources to check out:

·        Dancing With god: Worship at Saint Gregory’s

·        Episcopal Church worship similar to chapel worship Feb. 3

·        Beyond the Gates of Splendor, about missionaries and Waodani people of Ecuador.

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

·        Black History Month                     

·        Lent preparations for worship, study, and other events

·        Stranger in our Midst: The Church and People with Mental Illness

·        Churches of the East, Churches of Russia, History of Orthodox Christianity, The Triune God on a Rublev icon—supplement your study by viewing these videos.

·        Books of guided imagery or guided meditations that will give you an idea of how to lead it.

·        Various spiritual disciplines to experience to assist spiritual growth in a variety of persons:  see leaders’ guides that will give you ideas for leading groups.

·        Music books from various cultures, denominations, traditions, including Taize

·        Tambourines, rhythm instruments, recordings