October 21, 2006


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Academic Information



From the Ministry Resource Center: Bible study leader’s guides for adults, children, and youth are available to make your preparation less time consuming and your leadership more varied.  We also have cookbooks with recipes and menus.  Ask the Ministry Resource Center staff to assist you in finding guides for exploring biblical themes, books of the bible, surveys, and much more.  Video/DVD also available with guides on  these topics.  We have resources for Domestic Violence Month, UN Day, UNICEF celebration multicultural/global themed resources for upcoming events like Reformation Day, All Saints Day, and Thanksgiving, Advent liturgies and activities available for you to use, adapt, and check out.


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.


Reminder!  Unsold textbooks will be returned to publishers beginning the week of October 23rd.  Buy what you need now - Don't be caught shorthanded!  If you need to make arrangements for something to be held for you, please contact Lisa at 432-6101 or





Lectures and Events



You are invited to meet and dialogue with Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake, noted author, teacher, preacher and co-pastor of The Greater Allen AME Cathedral, Jamaica, NY on Monday, October 23rd.  12:30 p.m. Common Room: Brown Bag Lunch, informal conversation and book signing  6:30 p.m.   Marquand Chapel:  sermon with musical ensemble and liturgical dance.  8:00 p.m.  Common Room: reception, presentation, and book signing. 

All are welcome!!

How do we bring what we learn in divinity school about the Bible to the church?  On Wednesday, October 25th from 12:30-1:15 in Neibuhr Hall, the Faith and Scholarship discussion will be led by the Rev. Julie Faith Parker, an ordained United Methodist minister and Teaching Fellow for Old Testament Interpretation. Our conversation will focus on the question above.  All are welcome.


Pamela Warrick-Smith, recording artist and expert on African-American Spirituals, will be a special musical guest in daily worship in Marquand Chapel on Monday, Oct 23.  She will also give a lecture/demonstration on spirituals and their use in worship during Patrick Evans' Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry class from 4pm-6pm in Marquand Chapel.  The wider community is invited to attend the lecture/demonstration.  Please direct any questions to


For all who are inquisitive about Liturgical Dance and its' meaning, relevance and relationship to worship, we are announcing a series of workshops that will occur during the fall, 2006 semester.  Each workshop will be offered twice in the same day for those whose schedules are almost full or who commute to Yale on a daily basis. The first workshop will take place during lunchtime from 12:30 - 1:15 and the second will take place during the evening time from 6:30-7:30.  Hopefully this will help to accommodate the variety of schedules found at YDS.  All workshops will take place in our beautiful Marquand Chapel.  Worship & Liturgical Dance Workshop Schedule: Monday, November 6th, 12:30 - 1:15 & 6:30 - 7:30, the topic will be What is Liturgical Dance and Its' Relationship to Worship?  On Monday, December 4th, 12:30 - 1:15 & 6:30 - 7:30, the topic will be How Can I Become Comfortable Doing Liturgical Dance?  Faculty and Students Welcome.  If you have any questions please contact Kathleen S. Turner @  Come on out and experience a closer, more intimate time of expressing your love for God through liturgical dance.


Lecture on Alternatives to Violence in the Middle East on Tuesday, October 24 at noon Yale Law School (127 Wall STreet), Room 128.  Yonatan Shapira and Bassam Aramim from Combatants for Peace, a group of former Israeli and Palestinian combatants who are now working together to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through non-violent means, will discuss alternatives to violence in the Middle East.  Yonatan Shapira is a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force Reserves.  In 2003, Yonatan initiated a group of Israeli Air Force pilots who refused to fly attack missions on Palestinian territories.  Bassam Aramim is a former member of Fatah who served a 7-year prison sentence after being arrested in Hebron when he was 17 years old.


Thursday, October 26, 4:30 PM, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 401 (**Please note changed location**), the British Historical Studies Colloquium will present a talk by Dr. Mark Knights on “John Locke and Post-Revolutionary Politics: Electoral Reform and the Franchise.”  The paper will be followed by an informal dinner with the speaker.  As usual, no RSVP is necessary for the colloquium itself, but if you are interested in joining us for dinner please e-mail  Please e-mail Ms. Wolfram if you would like a copy of the paper for this talk.  All are welcome.

The Initiative on Religion and Politics at Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School will be co-hosting the Eyes Wide Open exhibit at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, October 21-31, 2006.  The installation piece commemorates each fallen American solider in Iraq with an empty pair of combat boots.  A portion of the installation will be on display outside on the quad, along with a companion exhibit conveying the war’s impact on Iraqis.  All are invited to walk through the exhibits, experience the images, and write in the reflection book.  A midday discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 25 (12-1:30) in the YDS Common Room for all to discuss concerns, responses, and questions on both Eyes Wide Open and the Unembedded photograph installations.  Pastoral care professor, Jan Holton and the members of the Initiative on Religion and Politics Coordinating Committee will be present for this discussion.  Please bring your lunch if you’d like.

Are you concerned about the School of the Americas?  A group of students from YDS will be travelling to Fort Benning, GA to participate in the Vigil to Close the SOA/WHINSEC November 17-19.  If you are interested in learning more about the School of the Americas and the vigil, please join us on Monday, October 23 from 12:20-1:20 in the RSV Room.  If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like more information, please contact one of us.  We hope you will join us!  Peace, Jessica Anschutz, Brandon Johnson, Joey Murphy, Tamara Shantz

The Initiative for Religion and Politics at Yale, CORE, Yale Black Seminarians, and the Yale Committee on Social Justice invite you to a screening of American Blackout.  This film chronicles recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004.  This multi-award winning film will be shown in Niebuhr Hall on Monday, October 30 at 5:30pm.  There will be time for discussion after the film.  Please join us as we prepare for the November elections.

Halloween at Hogwarts family party!   Sunday, 10-29-2006 2:00- 4:00 p.m.  McDougal Center Common Room and 119 HGS, 320 York Street The McDougal Center invites families to celebrate Halloween Harry Potter style in Hogwarts (the transformed McDougal Common Room at HGS). Come in costume ready to eat yummy foods, carve pumpkins, and make fun crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free to all grad students, postdocs, and others in the Yale community and their children, but a small donation is requested for carving pumpkins (collections go to a local charity).

On Monday, October 23, 2006 at 5:00 p.m., The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University - China Colloquium Series will present “Big Writing: The Monumental Sutras of Shandong and the Merits of Scale.”  The talk will be given by Robert Harrist - Professor of Chinese Art History, Columbia University, Author of Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin.  Room 200, Old Art Gallery, 56 High Street.


YUHS is offering free flu shots again starting October 30, 2006 in the Medical School, Harkness Hall  at 10 AM -3PM.  Yale flu clinic will be at the Yale Divinity School Common room on December 11, 2006 at 11 AM --1 PM.


On Oct. 25 the Political Science Department at Yale University will present a symposium entitled The Role of Religion in Public Affairs that will explore issues such as abortion, stem-cell research, gay marriage, multi-faith dialogue among religious leaders, and problems encountered by Muslims in American life.  Panelists include former Sen. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and author of the book Faith and Politics; Joseph Cumming, director of the Reconciliation Program at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, which promotes better relations among Christians, Muslim and Jews; and Aischa Al-Adawiya, founder and executive director of Women in Islam, Inc.  The symposium, free and open to the public, will be held in Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets, beginning at 7:45 p.m.


Students, Faculty & Staff: You are all very welcome to join CORE (Committee on Racial Equality).  Come for one meeting, a few or all of them--we'd love to have you!  Our next big meeting is Tues. Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 in JE Dining Room.  Please grab some delightful delicacies in the Refectory & join us for a lunch time meeting!  Also, we'll have a steering group meeting this week (10/19.)  Email me at if you'd like to be involved in that smaller group.  Thanks!


The Divinity School is invited to Grad Night at Yale Repertory Theatre.  Yale Repertory Theatre presents The Mistakes Madeline Made by Elizabeth Meriwether (Trumbull College '04).  Join us at the Yale Repertory Theatre Cafe Lounge Downstairs at 1120 Chapel Street for grad night, Saturday, October 28, 2006.  7 PM Refreshments; 7:25 PM Conversation with a Member of the Artistic Staff.  $15 per ticket.


Call for Volunteers!  Multi-Faith Day of Community Service, Friday, October 27th, from 12:00 to 5:30 PM.  Meet in the Dwight Hall Common Room.  Lunch and an afternoon snack provided.  Contact if interested.  We welcome people of any or no faith tradition.  Sponsored by the Multi-Faith Council of the Yale Chaplain's Office.  We are in special need of cars and drivers to drive them to individual sites.  If you are available, I would be most appreciative.  So many thanks, Kurt


Bob Anderson at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell writes to say that he still has one opening for an extended CPE unit that begins 10/25.  Contact Barbara Blodgett for more information.  


Faithful patrons of Holy Grounds:  Beginning next week, Holy Grounds will have limited quantities of our delicious 'nossa family' coffee for sale by the bag.  Costs are $11 for a bag of decaf and $10 for regular.  Both bags are Italian roast.  Yummy yummy in your tummy.  –Micah


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.






Lost and Found:


Someone left a very nice black and gray leather covered Bible in the Library Sunday night.  It is the Life Application Study Bible personal size edition.  It will be on the library lost and found shelf.


If someone lost a copy of Martin Hengel's Crucifixion they can retrieve it at the circulation desk of the Div. Library.





The Greater New Haven Korean church is looking for a student who can lead our youth group.  The person will deliver sermons, lead a Bible study group and several  other activities.  It is a paid position.  The person must lead all the activities in English.  If you are interested in this position, please contact the following Young Lee at



Worship Opportunities



The week ahead in Marquand:


Monday, October 23: A service of spirituals, led by Yale Black Seminarians and special musical guest Pamela Warrick Smith.


Tuesday, October 24: Visiting Professor of Church History Guy Erwin, preaching.


Wednesday, October 25: Sung morning prayer with traditional texts in contemporary and global setting, led by Daniel Koh and Erin Westmaas.


Thursday, October 26: Graduating student Jonathan Page, preaching.


Friday, October 27: Community Eucharist in the UCC tradition, the Rev. Kaji Spellman '06, preaching and presiding.


Services begin at 10:30.  All are welcome!


The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, October 22
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Rev. Victoria Matthews, Episcopal Bishop of Diocese of Edmonton, Canada, preaching as part of the Living Faith Preaching Series. Free lunch and conversation with Bishop Matthews after worship.

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 25
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!