THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

March 27, 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

 

Academic Information

 

FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  • Applications are available for Summer Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek.  Stop by the Registrar's office for an application or send an email requesting an application to detra.macdougall@yale.edu.
  • This is to remind Degree Students not graduating in May to return the form that was sent to you via email regarding your plans for next year by April 1 to avoid a $25.00 fee.  If you did not get this form, you may email me and I will send it again or stop by the office.
  • A fourth Preventing Ministerial Misconduct Workshop has been added for Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 meeting from 9:00-4:00 on both days (limit 25).  If you want to sign up, stop by the Registrar's Office asap.

 

Information Session on joint M.Div and MSW:  On Tuesday, April 4 representatives from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University and the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut will be on campus to discuss the options of pursuing a joint M.Div and MSW from YDS and one of these institutions.  Please bring your lunch and come join the discussion in the RSV Room from 12:30 until 1:30.  (Dessert will be provided!)  Session will include a panel discussion about: admissions requirements, application procedure, curriculum, and structuring the joint degree program.  Also gain insight on possible job opportunities, field work options, and the intersection of church work and counseling with the field of social work.  Email Melissa Pucci with questions or call (203) 432-5360.

 

Summer Immersion Course:  I have cancelled my summer internship program in Appalachia due to insufficient interest, but if you want a briefer educational experience in Appalachia, I encourage you to consider two summer immersion courses:  "Religion and the Arts in Appalachia" and "Rural Community and Moral Concerns."  (YDS student Jennie Ott took the latter in 2005.)  Both last two weeks.  They are offered through the Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center (AMERC) of which YDS is a member and which offers cross-cultural, contextual education.  See www.amerc.org for more information, or come talk to Barbara Blodgett.

 

Applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) are currently being accepted for language study in the 2006 fall semester.  DILS responds to requests by individuals or small groups (no more than 3) to learn a language for a valid academic reason, providing the opportunity for Yale students to study languages that are not offered through traditional classroom instruction at Yale.  The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Only those applications will be approved for which adequate materials, Language Partners, and testing can be arranged.  The deadline for applications is Monday May 1.  For additional information about DILS interested students should consult the DILS web site at www.cls.yale.edu/dils or send inquiries to dils@yale.edu.

 

On Campus

Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop #3:  All are invited to attend our next Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop on:  Monday, March 27, 2006 at 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  Topic: Worship, Prayer and Liturgical Dance.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring your bibles and be ready to dance before the Lord!


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!

 

Lenten Community Dinner Tuesday, March 28:  In keeping with the reflection and the discipline of Lent, the next community dinner will be a simple one. Tuesday the 28th, soup and bread will be served at 6:30 in the common room, provided by Sweet Relief Catering. Please bring a bowl and join us for a time of simple food and humble reflection as we walk our Lenten journey in community. ALL are welcome.

 

Clergy Good Supplier J Wippell and Co. to Visit YDS:  Need an academic hood for graduation as well as for Morning Prayer services in your future parish?  Looking for a cassock alb to wear at your field work parish?  Considering graduation gift options for some of your seminarian classmates?  Clergy goods supplier J. Wippell & Co. will be in the Common Room on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Come and take advantage of a seminarian discount!  If you'd like a catalog or additional information, please speak with Kate Bryant at Katherine.bryant@yale.edu or 203-497-9774.

 

Berkeley Community Eucharist, Marquand Chapel: Come join us for a Lenten celebration of Holy Eucharist, Wednesday, March 29 at 6 pm.  We will be praying for the Mission of the Church.  Alan Blanchard, DD, YDS ’01 will preach.  Afterwards, you are invited for Soup and Refreshments at Berkeley House.

 

Anxious about making your first year in ordained ministry both effective and personally satisfying?  Come to the panel on "Perspectives on Preparing for Ministry" on Thursday, March 30!  Making the transition from life as a student at YDS to that as an ordained minister presents a range of expected and unanticipated challenges.  On Thursday, March 30 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Common Room, panelists Maryetta Anschutz, Wes Avram, Barbara Blodgett, and Tom Troeger will share their insights into preparing for a successful and enjoyable career in ordained ministry after life at YDS.  With Dale Peterson serving as moderator, panelists will offer their individual and collective tips, tools and practical insights as well as their spiritual wisdom on the pleasures and perils of taking on a new role.  Join us for a frank and open discussion, and please--bring your questions and concerns.  This event is sponsored by the Committee on Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith.

 

Boundary Issues? Robin Hammeal-Urban (Episcopal Diocese of CT) is coming to campus for a discussion and workshop about setting healthy boundaries in the work place.  How do you say NO to that committee meeting at 8pm?  How do you keep boundaries for your family? Robin is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker!  Please join the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation on Thursday March 30th, 6:30-8:00 pm in Neibuhr Hall.  Light refreshments provided.  Questions – contact elizabeth.melchionna@yale.edu.

 

Science-and-Religion Events Presented by Other Yale-Affiliated Organizations: “Science and Religion in Dialogue” Study Group each Thursday during class weeks from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the ISM Seminar Room.  Guided discussion of the encounter of science and religion, focusing on issues of consciousness and its neural correlates, with occasional speakers. Facilitated by Prof. Nihal de Lanerolle, Yale Neurobiology & Neurosurgery. An initiative of the Episcopal Church at Yale and the Metanexus Local Societies Initiative. (Open to all; join any time.)  For information on this event or on the work of the YDS-IRST, please contact Wesley.avram@yale.edu or Christopher.reinish@yale.edu.

 

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.

 

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

·        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

 

The Yale Divinity School Initiative in Science, Religion, and Technology Keynote Lecture
The Thomas E. Golden Jr. Fellowship in Faith and Science, Speaker TBA.  April 6 (Tues.),
4:30 pm
Saint Thomas More Chapel (
268 Park Street, New Haven).  Annual endowed lecture, Q&A. Open to entire community.  For information on this event or on the work of the YDS-IRST, please contact Wesley.avram@yale.edu or Christopher.reinish@yale.edu.

 

Save the date: April 13, 2006 11:30 - 12:30. Many of you have had questions regarding student loan consolidation, or have been approached about consolidating your student loans.  I have invited Deborrah Glenn-Long from the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation to give a presentation regarding consolidation. She will be here to provide information and answer any questions you may have. This information will also be relevent for continuing students, this will be the last year you may consolidate while still in school. There will be two sessions one here at the Divinity School and one at the Forestry  School so hopefully you will be able to attend one of them.  The session at the Forestry School will be in Sage Hall 1:30 to 2:30.

 

The YDS writing group, Wordsmiths, invites all of you to a reading of their literary works. Please set aside some time on Sunday, April 23 for a mid-afternoon event. We'll send more info on the exact time and which members will be reading.  We hope, despite your busy schedules, that you'll be able to join us for about hour and a half that day. A reception will 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.

 

Yale Endowment open meeting for ACIR:  There will be an open meeting to discuss ethical issues pertaining to the Yale Endowment run by the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR).  It would be great to see the FES perspective represented at that meeting.  WHEN: Monday March 27th, 2006, from 4-6pm WHERE: SOM Room A51.  As you may have heard, Yale recently announced its divestment policy from oil companies in Sudan. This happened as a result of a student group from the Law School bringing this issue to the open meeting last year.  Only members of the Yale community are invited to attend.  If you would like to present, please email ACIR chairman Geert Rouwenhorst (k.rouwenhorst@yale.edu) with your topic.

 

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

·        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

 

A seminar announcement from the Institution for Social and Policy Studies:  Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective:  Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  Thursday, March 30 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. at ISPS, (77 Prospect Street, Room A001).  Featuring: Emanuele Ottolenghi, Research Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK.  "Neither Auschwitz nor The Brotherhood of Mankind: some reflections on the current state of European anti-Semitism."  Refreshments will be served.  Metered parking is available on Hillhouse Avenue, Trumbull, and Sachem streets.  Free parking is available in Yale lots located on Prospect Street after 4:00 p.m.  For more information, visit the web site at http://www.yale.edi/isps/seminars/antisemitism or contact Pam Greene: Pamela.greene@yale.edu or (203) 432-3052.

 

Third Annual Yale Conference on Diversity (March 31-April 1, 2006).  "Working Towards a New vision of the 21st Century University:  Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning Within the Academy"  Keynote Speaker:  John Hope Franklin, Emeritus Professor of History Duke University, Author, Former Chair of President Clinton's Initiative on Race, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Go to http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/news1.html for registration and other details.  Registration for the conference is free to the Yale community. Please Register Early as seats will be limited.

 

Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University presents Harold W. Attridge, Ph.D, Dean, Yale Divinity School, Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament to present, “There’s Something Else About Mary: Mary Magdalene and the Marys of the Gospel.  Monday, April 3, 2006, 7 PM, Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street, 777-5537. Free and Open to the Public.

 

Saint Thomas More is pleased to announce the 2006 Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith and Science lecture on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 4:30 PM.  Rev. Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, Ph.D and Dr. David Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University, will present “Stem Cells: Confusion, Contention, Convergence” at the Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street, 777-5537.  This event is free and open to the public.  

 

Anyone is interested in participating in the 2nd Annual AIDS Walk New Haven on Saturday, April 8, 2006, please contact me (anne.blackfield@yale.edu). It's a 5k walk starting on the New Haven Green at 9:30am. The walk is raising money for people living with AIDS in New Haven, which has one of the largest populations of AIDS victims in Connecticut.

 

Yale Law School Presents:  Beyond These Walls: Promoting Health and Human Rights of Youth in the Justice System on Saturday, April 8, 2006, 11 am - 4pm with registration beginning at 10 am.  Physicians for Human Rights presents a conference on the health and human rights of youth involved in the justice system. All health professionals, child advocates, and students of medicine, nursing, social work, public policy, law, and criminal justice are encouraged to attend.  Questions? Contact Tasmin Din at tdin@phrusa.org or call 617-301-4200.

 

The Yale School of Management Presents: Technology Business and Society Symposium on April 18, 2006 at 5pm (55 Hillhouse Avenue).  Bringing together students, academics, NGO's, non-profits, journalists, and private companies from around the globe to address a wide spectrum of issues relating to the interaction of technology and society.  Speakers from the WHO, Somali Telecom Group, NPower NY, Yale University, and WIPO.   Reception to follow.  Registration is free, but limited, so please sight up as soon as possible http://conf.som.yale.edu/technology.

 

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.

 

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

·          “Access, Attitudes and Disability”  Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Fee $20, to register please email cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Training” Multiple Dates (April 6, 8 and 11).  Program fee $65, to register email cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “Celebrating the Work of Anna Ruth Henriques.”  Opening reception Tuesday, April 4, 2006.  Fee $50, for more information please contact Katie Yung at kgy@auburnsem.org.

·          Auburn’s Lives of Commitment Awards.  Friday, April 21, 2006 (7:30 -9:00 am). The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  Please RSVP to jrh@auburnsem.org by Friday, April 14.

·          Presentation and Discussion of the Final Report of the PCUSA Theological Task Force on
Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.  At The Brick Presbyterian Church (
62 East 92nd Street).  Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

·          Save the Date!!  Lecture by Gustav Neibuhr, May 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm.  This lecture is free and open to the public. 

 

Classifieds

 

Camp Kinawind, a United Methodist summer youth camp in Michigan, is in need of summer staff.   The most pressing need is for a couple of male counselors.   If interested, please contact Fred Elmore at campkinawind@hotmail.com or 231-271-3089. Information and applications are also available at www.umccamps.org. These paid positions provide excellent experiences for those interested in the ministry, teaching, or similar helping professions. Our program uses a number of volunteer counselors also.   Those who cannot get away for the entire summer are want to volunteer for a week, are also encouraged to contact Mr. Elmore.

 

Nanny Position:  We are looking for a loving, creative, responsible babysitter/nanny for our sweet 5 mo. old boy in our Westville home.  We need all or part of the following schedule: Mon. afternoon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., and some Friday mornings beginning at the end of March through mid-August.  Please e-mail karen.klein@yale.edu or call 389-8487.  We are a pediatric nurse practicioner at the Fairhaven Community Health Center who supervises YSN and Yale College students and a pastor in the United Church of Christ serving a congregation in Shelton, CT.  Eli has two big sisters ages 2 1/2 and 10 who are both in school.  If you have any questions or comments you can reach me via my e-mail or on my cell phone @ 530-3446.  Peace, Shepard Parsons.

 

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.

 

Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) is looking for Resident Caretaker/Host Couple for Great Commission Hall.  They will be responsible for security, hosting, part-time housekeeping, and some maintenance and grounds responsibilities.  The couple must be willing and able to commit themselves to
an average of twenty hours each per week (for a combined total of forty hours per week), with time off to be arranged with the OMSC director of finance and housing.  Anyone interested in the position should contact Mrs. Judy Stebbins, either by phone (624-6672) or by email (stebbins@omsc.org).In return for carrying out the stipulated responsibilities associated with the position, the qualified couple will receive the following:

1. A modern, air conditioned, fully furnished one-bedroom apartment (including cooking utensils, dinnerware, cutlery, and linens), with all utilities (except long distance telephone and TV cable) included;
2.  A monthly stipend based on experience;

3.  Opportunity to participate in the life of an ecclesiastically rich, ethnically diverse, and intellectually stimulating community of Christian missionaries and leaders from around the world;
4.  Seminar attendance privileges (tuition fees waived), providing opportunities to engage some of the world’s leading authorities on all aspects of global Christianity.

 

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.

 

You are invited to apply for scholarships being offered for the events sponsored by Advent Spirituality Center in 2006. The events include "The Gathering," and "Clothed with the Sun: Writing Autobiography as Spiritual Journey."   These awards are funded through a grant from the Alliance of Baptists and each scholarship covers all costs of fees and room and board except a $50 conference registration fee. Additional information about the events sponsored by the Center may be found on the Advent Spirituality Center website at http://www.adventcenter.org/events.html.  Recipients of the scholarships must be currently enrolled divinity school or seminary students. The scholarships are work-study scholarships, and scholarship recipients will assist with various tasks to support the event staff. One value for students participating in Advent Center events is the formation of a network of other seekers after God who will be companions in post-graduate years.  To apply for a scholarship, request a copy of the application from adventcenter@verizon.net, and send the completed application, with a letter of recommendation from one seminary/divinity school teacher, to the same email address by April 15, 2006.

 

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

Wednesday, April 5: 

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation
  • 12-1 p.m. Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles, Concordances, Translations
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry

 

Lutheran/United Methodist resources for fostering ecumenical relationships: Confessing our Faith Together: A Study and Discussion Guide; Interim Eucharistic Sharing; God’s Ecumenical Ministry, Shared: A Manual for Persons Involved in Ecumenical Shared Ministry; This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion; By Water and the Spirit: Making Connections for Identity and Ministry

 

Some recent new books:

  • Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care
  • Intercessions for the Christian People and other books of prayers for leading the congregation
  • Worship for All Ages
  • Earth Trek: Celebrating and Sustaining God’s Creation
  • Girl:  10 Gutsy, God-Centered Sessions on Issues that Matter to Girls
  • Guys:  10 Fearless, Faith-Focused Sessions on Issues that Matter to Guys
  • Getaways with God:  Youth Retreats for any Schedule
  • Learning to Teach for Social Justice
  • Choosing Peace Through Daily Practices
  • 32 Ways to Become a Great Sunday School Teacher
  • Acting Religious:  Theatre as Pedagogy in Religious Studies

 

Fun on Fridays…or anytime:  More Would You Rather?  Example question: “would you rather fast-forward or re-wind life?”… a book designed for youth ministry conversation starters but you might find it fun to share with friends.  There is a whole shelf of conversation games for youth ministry and intergenerational ministry.

Lots of drama scripts for children, youth, adults, intergenerational groups, musicals, Lent, Holy Week and Easter

 

Who is God in Three Persons? A Study of the Trinity, for the adult study group you are leading

 

Resources  on sexuality:  ethics, curriculum for children and teens on the concerns, avoiding abuse, dealing with misconduct, sexuality and the Bible, bisexual, transgender, gay/lesbian, and heterosexual concerns—check them out!