THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

February 20, 2006

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On Campus

Marquand Chapel, 10:30am February 20-February 24:

Monday: A Service for Black History Month, led by the Yale Black Seminarians

Tuesday: A Service of the word for All School Conference, graduating student Martha Korienek preaching

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

Thursday: John Collins, Professor of Old Testament, will preach on themes of prophecy

Friday: Community Eucharist for All School Conference, graduating student Elizabeth Roebke will preach, director of Supervised Ministries Barbara Blodgett will preside

 

Lecture sponsored by Yale Divinity Korean Association.  "From an Ontology of Xenophobia to that of Philoxenia: An Exercise in Trinitarian Ethics" by Professor Paul Chang-ha.  February 20th, 2006 at 7PM.  Most likely will be held in Niebuhr Hall.  On Tuesday 21, there will be an informal lunch discussion with him at JE dining room from 12:30-1:30.  Bring your own lunch.  Here the discussion will be completely open to the people who come.

 

Lectures by Junior Faculty Search Candidates:

·          Systematic Theology candidate: Rosemary P. Carbine, Assistant Professor of Theology at The College of the Holy Cross. Monday, February 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall.  Lecture titled "Ekklesial Work:  Toward a Feminist Public Theology."

·          Pastoral Care & Counseling Candidate: Margaret Jan Holton, Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, "Community, Resilience, and the Lost Boys of Sudan--A Pastoral Theology."

·          Pastoral Care & Counseling Candidate: Cynthia Elledge-Volker, Thursday, February 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall. "More Bloodshed in the Name of God:  Understanding Contemporary Self-Injury Behavior from a Pastoral Theological Perspective."

All are invited to attend our next Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop on: Monday, February 20, 20065:30 - 7:00 p.m, Marquand Chapel.  Topic: What is Liturgical Dance?  Wear comfortable clothing, bring your bibles and be ready to dance before the Lord!

 

The last webcast of the plenary sessions of the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will on the big screen in Niehbur Hall  on Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

 

Announcing the 2006 All School Conference: The Prophetic Voice.

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

 

During the All-School Conference, the Wednesday Night Community Eucharist will celebrate the feast day of St. Matthias. In particular, we will remember those prophets about whom we know little or nothing about other than their strong commitment to Christ. Preacher and Celebrant: the Rev. Canon Eugene Taylor Sutton, Canon for Pilgrimage at the Washington National Cathedral. 6 pm, Marquand Chapel. All are welcome. Hosted by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Questions? Contact william.bell@yale.edu or ann.bonner-stewart@yale.edu. 

 

“Give and Take”, a Liturgy of the Word honoring those who have given their lives for justice and reflecting on themes of social action in liberation theology.  This Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30, please join the Roman Catholic Group and YCSJ for this time of celebration of traditions of social justice, sharing of a meal, and reflection on social witness in the spirit of the saints. All are welcome! Reception and dinner to follow in the Common Room.

 

Interested in college chaplaincy or campus ministry? Wonder what it's like to get started in that career field? Join Kate-Smanik-Moyes '05, The Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain at Wilson College & The Rev. Andie Wigodsky '05, Assistant Chaplain for the Episcopal Campus Ministry at Duke University for conversation and two insiders' opinions about the first year in ministry with college students. 4 p.m. February 23, 2006 in the common room. Sponsored by the Office of Career Services.

 

Open Introductory Improv Workshop: Friday, Feb. 24, 7-9pm in the RSV room.  Led by Nate Parkes.

 

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 2/21, 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 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

 

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, 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.

 

Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: “Hannah Arendt: Antisemitism and the Self-Destruction of the Nation State.” Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street, Main Room/Lounge, Ground Floor.  For more information, contact Charles Small: charles.small@yale.edu or call (203)606-5252.

 

Islamic Awareness Week: “Against the Grain: Breaking the Muslim Stereotype.” For information on event descriptions, times, and locations, email altaf@yale.edu or visit www.yale.edu/msa.

·          Monday, February 20, 4:00pm, LC 102: Screening of two short films, “BBQ Muslims” and “Death Threat,” with the filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz.

·          Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm, LC 211: Screening of Zarqa Nawaz’s film “Me and My Mosque”

·          Wednesday, February 22, 5:30pm, Commons Dinning Hall: Dinner with Palestinian human rights lawyer Hassan Jabareen and Nigerian women’s rights defender Hauwa Ibrahim.

·          Thursday, February 23, 4:00pm, Davenport College Master’s House: A conversation with Saleem Abdul-Ghafur

·          Friday, February 24, 7:30pm, LC 101: Faculty panel on The Muhammad Cartoons and the Free Press

 

Still looking for that special someone? Speed Dating is pleased to make its return to the Yale graduate and professional student community on Wednesday, February 22, 8pm at BAR (registration starts at 7:30pm).  Last year, over 200 grad and professional students joined us for drinks, appetizers, and a night of ten 5-minute dates with Yalies from the graduate, law, medical, public health, music, forestry, business, and other schools. To spice up this year's event, we have a custom-built, computer matching system to help you meet that perfect person.  Tickets are $25 for the early birds, and $30 for the latecomers and available online at http://www.law.yale.edu/yippie/dating>www.law.yale.edu/yippie/dating. If you have questions, please email sudarsana@yale.edu.

 

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! There is 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

 

Ethics, Values, and the Environment, a conference co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Saturday, March 18, 2006, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 42 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA. Although free and open to the public, reservations are required for this event. RSVP to Rebecca Kline Esterson at rkline@hds.harvard.edu or 617-495-4476. More information about the conference is online at: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/cswr/events/Ethics_Values_Environment.html

Auburn Continuing Education Programs (www.auburnsem.org ) for March 2006:

·          “Supporting the Alzheimer’s Community”: Thursday, March, 2, 2006, 8:30 AM - 1:00PM.  No cost.  For information, please email laa@auburnsem.org.  To RSVP, e-mail cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “Julian of Norwich: A Performance”: Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 4:00PM.  $20 fee.  For more information, contact CCS@gts.edu.

·          “Spiritual Journeys: Earth-Based Religions”: March 9, 11, and 14.  $65 registration fee.  To register e-mail cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “Using Coaching in Ministry II”: Monday, March 20, 2006, 10:00- 4:00.  $105 registration fee.  Email cjm@auburnsem.org for more information.

·          “Women’s Multifaith Art Opening: Celebrating the Work of Anna Ruth Henriques”: Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00PM.  Contact kgy@auburnsem.org for more info.

 

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.

 

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 eastasian.studies@yale.edu. Please provide your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is April 3, 2006.

 

Classifieds

 

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: http://jfci.org/training/. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Maskell at kathy@jfci.org.

 

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: http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/news1.html.

 

Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing, a graduate writing prize. Winning prize is in the amount of $1,000.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2006.  Submitted essays must demonstrate: 1) creative theological thinking, 2) excellence in scholarship,  3) faithful witness to the Christian tradition, and 4) engagement with the community of faith.  Eligibility Requirements: 1) the writer must be a masters or pre-dissertation doctoral student, and 2) the submission must be an original, unpublished essay. Winning essays will be submitted to peer-reviewed theological journals for publication consideration. Inquiries, call (434) 244-2839 or email info@theologicalhorizons.org.  For more information about essay parameters and to read a past winner's essay, please visit www.theologicalhorizons.org/writingprize.

 

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.

 

Sublet and/or room for fall: Spacious two-bedroom apartment on corner of Whitney and Edwards available for subletting this summer. Larger room: $610/month, double bed, available late May to mid-August. Smaller room: $565/month, single bed, available mid-May to July 31.  Dates are tentative and negotiable.  We are also looking for someone to take over the lease for the smaller room starting August 1.  If interested, please contact vicki.i@yale.edu or diana.carroll@yale.edu.

 

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 eric.friede@yale.edu.

 

 

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

 

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

 

Prophetic Voice resources:  everything you explore during the All School Conference has resources in the Ministry Resource Center.  Here are some:

In the footsteps of Jesus : Catholic social teaching at work today.

Just neighbors [kit] : helping communities of faith help people in need.

Catholic social teaching

Liturgy that does justice

Biblical view of justice

Faithful earthkeeping : the church as a creation awareness center

Force more powerful

HIV/AIDS: stories of mutual ministry.

Justice 4 all: restorative justice

Restorative: making things right

Restoring creation for ecology and justice

 

Ash Wednesday worship resources

 

Immigrants and refugees videos: America's new religious landscape;  From a different shore;  Nation of immigrants; Religion & immigration;  Ties that bind: stories behind the immigration controversy.

 

Supplement/review for your courses with these video/DVD resources:  Lost Christianities, Forbidden Scriptures, Europe in the Middle Ages, Fires of Faith, Western Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, Christians of the East, History of Orthodox Christianity, all the videos on sexual misconduct from FaithTrust Institute, and more….

 

Prayer: all kinds of prayer, for children, youth, adults, families, and multi-sensory resources too.

 

Paying attention to multiple intelligences and various learning styles for yourself and in groups you lead.  Resources are here for the visual, kinesthetic, interpersonal learner, and others.