October 14, 2006


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Academic Information



From the Ministry Resource Center: Workshop: Thursday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Inviting All Ages to the Congregation’s Principal Worship Service.  We also have resources available for your youth ministry, like Worship Feast Prayer Stations: Creating Unforgettable Experiences with Youth.  There are also liturgies and activities for All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, and Advent.


CPE Day at YDS: An information day for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be held Wednesday, November 1st.  There will be an informational meeting held in Niebuhr Hall at 12:30 and individual conferences with CPE supervisors from Connecticut, New York City, and western Massachusetts at 1 pm in the Sarah Smith Gallery.  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.



Lectures and Events



Over the next few weeks, several distinguished guests will be leading and presenting in Patrick Evans’ Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry course.  These presentations will be open to the wider public, and your attendance is greatly encouraged.  Each session will take place from 4-6 pm. in Marquand Chapel.  All YDS/ISM/YSM students, faculty, staff, spouses, guests, and friends are welcome.  If you’d like to know the assigned readings for the enrolled students, please email Patrick Evans ahead of time at   The first of these sessions will be on Monday, October 23 when Pamela Warrick-Smith, singer, composer, and recording artist with John Bell, and Alice Parker, among others, will lead us in singing and learning about traditional African-American spirituals and work songs.


The 2006-2007 Newman Lecture entitled, “Torture and Christian Conscience: A Response to Jeremy Waldron” will be given by Jean Porter, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at The University of Notre Dame on Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30.  The lecture will be held at the Yale Law School in room 129.  A reception will follow.


Multicultural Presentation by noted author, the Rev. Elaine Flake: The Admissions Office, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Yale Black Seminarians will sponsor a presentation by Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake, "God in Our Midst: An Invitation to Multicultural Ministry" from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23rd in Marquand Chapel.  A noted author, teacher, and preacher, Rev. Flake received a BA from Fisk University, an MA from Boston University, an MDIV from Union Theological Seminary and the DMin from  United Theological Seminary and currently serves as co-pastor of The Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, NY.  A book-signing and reception will follow the talk in the Common Room.  Free and open to the public, RSVP is required: 432-2030 or  YDS students are invited to meet the author at a Brown Bag Lunch in the Common Room at 12:30 p.m. where books will also be available for purchase.


God wants your whole self…so why should you pray with only half your brain?  Because we privilege one side of the brain over the other for certain activities, so we also tend to pray with only half our brain.  We then wonder why our prayer life seems dry or lifeless. This workshop is designed to help us learn to pray with our whole brain. We will use movement, breathing, music and oil pastels to create a new pathway to prayer. No art experience is necessary—just a willingness to allow God to be present to the parts of ourselves that may need a little exercise.  An Art and Soul Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 1-4:30 in the RSV room.  This workshop will be led by Ann Harriet Carew is a professional artist and spiritual director.  If interested, there is a sign-up sheet in the Berkeley Office.  Please wear comfortable and loose clothing!  Contact Megan Hollaway if you have any questions about the workshop.

Wondering how to reach the very young children in your family or parish?  The CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, an approach to the religious formation of children based on the principles of Maria Montessori, teaches the very young how to connect with God, using the simplest of materials. Rebekah Rojcewicz will lead a “Seed Planting” on the CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD  Friday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 PM, and for a more in-depth look of the vision and content of the CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD for ages 3 to 12,  Sat. Nov. 4th from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven. Information on a Formation Course planned for 2007 will also be discussed. For details, call St. Mary’s Priory, (203) 562-6193 ext.3.

The Initiative on Religion and Politics at Yale seeks to foster thoughtful activism, enrich scholarly discourse, and deepen public conversation on the place of religion in public life, both nationally and internationally. Located at Yale Divinity School, the Initiative is guided by a coordinating committee of faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and religious affiliations. It draws on the strengths of intellectuals across and beyond Yale University, and of religious leaders in New Haven and around the world.  We aim to speak forcefully in the public sphere about the social and political issues of the day.  You are invited to a reception for this newly formed initiative held in the Common Room on Monday, October 16 from 4:00-5:30.  Coordinating committee members Serene Jones, Emilie Townes, Shannon Craigo-Snell, Diana Swancutt, Andre Willis, Harlon Dalton, Lindell Toombs and Steven Jungkeit will be on hand to introduce the Initiative and engage in conversation.


A panel entitled Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance will be held on October 18, 2006 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM at Boston College (Massachusetts), Gasson 305   (Fulton Debate Room).  Among the panelists is Michael Newdow, who sued the U.S. Congress over this issue and personally argued his case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004.  Despite hearing the case (Elk Grove v. Newdow), the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately declined to rule on the issue for technical legal reasons, but Mr. Newdow has re-filed his case, which many expect to return to the Supreme Court in the coming years for final resolution.  Joining Mr. Newdow on the panel are lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer, and constitutional scholar Phillip Muñoz.  Professor Alan Wolfe, Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, will moderate the event.  This event is free and open to the public.  An extended question and answer period will follow the panelists’ opening remarks.  For more information, please go to our website at

The ISM’s afternoon recital series will feature: Andrew Pester, organist on Wednesday, October 18 at 12:30 PM, Dwight Chapel, New Haven.  On Wednesday October 25th, Timothy Weisman will give an organ recital at the United Church on the Green at 12:30.  Finally, Jieun Newland will give a recital immediately following the 5pm Evensong service on Sunday, October 29th at Christ Church Episcopal.

A reception for photographer Thorne Anderson and exhibition of the photographs entitled Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in IraqGhaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford, Thorne Anderson, and Rita Leistner will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 4:30 in the ISM Great Hall.


Great Organ Music at Yale with host a concert with Grethe Krogh playing the music of Lorentzen, Fuzzy, Buxtehude, Matthison-Hansen, and Nielson on Sunday, October 29th at 8pm in Dwight Chapel.


The Yale Camerata will give a concert conducted by Marguerite L. Brooks on Sunday, October 29th at 4pm at First Congregational Church in Waterbury.


Fall Service Trip to New York City: The fall service trip, scheduled for November 3 and 4, 2006, is a unique opportunity to serve and learn in New York City. Students will travel together to New York, live in a small community in a Quaker meeting house, and volunteer at several sites throughout the city.  We will serve one meal as a large group on Friday night, and on Saturday will split into smaller groups to work in shelters, soup kitchens and food banks all over New York. This is a great way to meet other Yale students, perform some meaningful volunteer service, and engage in thoughtful reflection on that service.  Previous participants have included graduate and professional students from a variety of disciplines as well as Yale College students.   Information packets and applications are available in the chaplain's office or from Susan Olson. Registration is due October 20, and includes a $15 deposit.  That deposit will be returned to you on the trip--making your experience free!  If you have questions, please contact Susan Olson at

432-9485 or


International Responses to Darfur: A Panel Discussion, October 16, 2006 4:10 pm Room 127, Yale Law School.  Panelists: Francis Deng, Visiting Scholar, Center for International Studies at MIT, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons (1992-2004), Michael Doyle, Visiting Professor of Law at YLS, AssistantSecretary- General and Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2001-2003), John Prendergast Senior Advisor at the International Crisis Group, Director of African Affairs for the U.S. National Security Council (1996-99) and a Special Adviser to the U. S. State Department (1999-2001).  The discussion will be moderated by Harold Hongju Koh, Dean, Yale Law School.


Healing Prayer Classes to Start!  Michele Kinrade and the Healing Prayer team from Zion Episcopal Church will be offering classes on Healing Prayer starting in October.  Anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.  Michele Kinrade , Ph.D. is Director of Healing Ministries at Zion, North Branford and she teaches healing prayer at Berkeley Divinity School through the Annand Program and leads workshops at Episcopal churches in the North East.  We are going to offer two sets of classes beginning the week of October 15.  The initial dates will be Tuesdays Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at 7:30-9:30 PM following the Healing Prayer service.  We will offer a second set on Saturdays Oct 21, 28 and Nov. 4.  Saturday classes will begin at 10AMnoon.  Subsequent dates will be determined by the participants, but we expect to have six classes per session.  If anyone is interested in participating please contact Michele at  Classes will be at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road North Branford, CT 06471, (203-488-7395), The Rev. Dee Anne Dodd, Vicar,






Needed/Lost and Found:


A red leather bound Bible and diary were found in the ladies' room in Bushnell Pavilion.  If these items belong to you, please see Jeanne Moule in her office, Bacon Pavilion S109.


Lost passport!  A U.S. passport has been found outside Bellamy Hall.  I don't think it belongs to a student (the name on the passport doesn't match anyone in the directory), but if anyone knows of someone who has lost a passport, e-mail me at


Cold Clinic and Coats!  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, October 26.  It will begin with "Cold Clinic" offered by the Yale University Health Services (YUHS) from 4pm to 5pm at the International Center for Yale Students & Scholars, 421 Temple Street.  YUHS staff will talk about cold care prevention and have some "cold kits" to giveaway.  The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will provide a handout on "Tips For Surviving A New England Winter."  Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the OISS and the McDougal Center.  Immediately following the Cold Clinic, the OISS and McDougal Center "open the doors" for this year's Coat Closet.  Students and scholars will be able to choose donated winter coats and apparel that day.  Any unused items not distributed through the program will be donated to a local charity.  Members of the Yale community who wish to make donations of clean, gently-used items can do so before Wednesday, October 25 at The International Center, 421 Temple Street (Monday to Friday until 9pm) or at the McDougal Center, 320 York Street.





I'm looking for people interested in getting off -campus for the Thanksgiving break who can provide house-sitting/dog-sitting for me.  The house is located in North Branford, CT, just off Rte 80.  The dogs are 2 lovely greyhounds.  The dates are Nov. 20 to Nov. 28, Monday to Tuesday.  Use of the car is negotiable if transportation is an issue.  The pay is reasonable and negotiable.  Must be a non-smoker.  Interested folks can contact Alison Cunningham at    Please respond by Oct. 30.Thanks.



Worship Opportunities



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, October 15
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Chaplain Jerry Streets preaching. An ecumenical service of Holy Communion.

8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.
You are invited to join the other YDS students helping to shape this service. Contact Callista Isabelle, Associate Chaplain if interested:

Wednesday, October 18
8:00-8:15 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!