February 2, 2007


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Academic Information



From the Ministry Resource Center: We have materials for Black History Month, Lent, and Eco-Justice resources.  Check them out!  Please you are welcome at the following upcoming workshops:

Monday, February 5, from 12-1: Inviting the congregation into meaningful generosity:  A First Fruits Perspective on Automatic Recurring Bank Payments
Friday, Feb. 9 from 1-2:
Inviting your congregation into Bible Study using Bible dictionaries, various translations, and other study materials.


Lectures and Events



2007 Parks-King Lecture: Dwight Hopkins, professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, is the featured speaker at the 2007 Parks-King Lecture.  His lecture is titled “The Black Church and Its Mission for the 21st Century.”  Hopkins is a constructive theologian working in the areas of contemporary models of theology, black theology, and liberation theologies.  The Parks-King lecture, hosted by Yale Divinity School (YDS) since 1983, commemorates Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Its goal is to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors and social activists, to YDS and to the wider New Haven community.  The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A reception will follow in the YDS Common Room.  This event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.


A panel of black alumni and faculty (past and present) will discuss the dynamics of black theological education as it relates to YDS, the church, the academy, and the wider community.  The panelists will include: Reverend Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges, YDS ‘86, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University; The Reverend Canon Enrique R. Brown, YDS ‘74, Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jackson Heights, New York; Dr. William “Bill” Jones, former YDS faculty, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and first Director of African American Studies at Florida State University; Reverend Dr. A. Knighton Stanley, YDS ‘62, Pastor Emeritus of Peoples Congregational Church, Washington, D. C. and adjunct professor at Howard Divinity School; and Dr. Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion & Theology at YDS.  The Reverend Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, YDS ‘75, Yale University Chaplain and Associate Professor (adjunct) of Pastoral Theology at YDS will moderate the panel.  The forum will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. (prior to the Parks-King Lecture) in Marquand Chapel.  A book signing featuring the works of our panelists and Dr. Hopkins will be held prior to the forum from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the YDS Student Book Supply.  This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6.


You are invited to attend the Sabeel International Young Adult Conference: “Forty Years in the Wilderness: Forty Years of Occupation.”  This event will be held from July 19-29, 2007 and covers issues surrounding the Palestinian occupation.  Visits to biblical sites will be arranged.  This conference offers an opportunity for those between the ages of 18-35 to become involved in advocacy for peace and justice in the Holy Land.  Our vision for this conference is to gather, network, and further educate young leaders from Palestine and around the world, during this 40th year of the Occupation; so that they may be trained, commissioned, and equipped with the tools to act in advocacy to end the Occupation.  The conference will include: Visits to Palestinian towns and villages, events celebrating Palestinian culture, worship and biblical reflections, volunteer experience, advocacy workshops, and sharing experiences and ideas with Palestinian young adults.  The registration and program fee for the conference is $700.  This includes all of your land costs—food, accommodations, ground transportation, speakers and activities—but it does not include airfare.  Please keep in mind that participants should arrive on July 18th.  Register by June 15th or e-mail for more information.


Liturgical Dance Workshop: For all who are inquisitive about Liturgical Dance and its meaning, relevance and relationship to worship, we are announcing the spring 2007 series of workshops.  The workshop construct will be the same as last 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 5:00-6:00.  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, February 19th

12:30-1:15 & 5:00-6:00

Awaken My Voice for the Dance


Pacific Asian North Asian American Women in Theology and Ministry, 2007: Religion and Politics in Difficult Times at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (March 22-24): Over the years, the annual conference has held sessions on many subjects including: the differences between Asian and Asian American, being Asian and women, theology, hermeneutics, youth ministry, sexuality issues, and institutional leadership.  Feel free to contact K. Christine Pae at or go to, if you have any question.


Workshop on Pre-Marital Counseling: Professor Jan Holton and the Rev Bill Goettler will be leading a workshop on Monday, Feb 5, to teach and discuss methods of pre-marital counseling. All are welcome to attend.  Please note the room change: the workshop will be in the RSV room, from 12:00-1:30 (not the JE Dining Room). Come when you can and leave when you must!  You do not need to RSVP to attend the workshop, but if you are planning on attending and have not RSVPed, please email Desserts and other sweet yumminess will be provided.


Yale Earth Care Committee presents a panel discussion on “Religious and Ethical Responses to Environmental Problems.”  Panelists will be Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Bioethicist in Residence, and Stephen Kellert.  Moderator: Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School.  This event will take place on February 7th, at 4 p.m. in the Common Room.  Light Refreshments will be served.


Course shopping has concluded, and your menu of scholastic work has been set. Now you need to do more than promise yourself time for the writing that feeds your soul, fuels your imagination, and tempts your palate of possibilities. Join the passionate scribblers (all genres) of the YDS/ISM writing collective, Wordsmiths!  This semester the collective will meet weekly to share and critique work, enjoy the company, and put together this year's volume of the YDS/ISM literary journal, Prospect. You are most welcome to dive right in! Send meeting/workshop times that work for you (along with any questions) to,, or


Yale Education Leadership Conference will occur on Friday, February 16, 2007.  To register and learn more:  Registration is limited (there are less than 40 remaining spots), so sign up now!  The conference will consist of several panels with leaders from: The Gates Foundation, The Broad Foundation, Teach For America, New Leaders for New School, New York City Department of Education, and the Stupski Foundation. 



Father Roy Bourgeois, M.M., Founder, School of the Americas Watch, will speak on the topic, “Closing the SOA from the Outside: A New Campaign in Latin America” on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale (268 Park Street).  Call 203-777-3849 for further information.


The first in a series on Judaism and Human Rights will take place on Tuesday, February 6 at 5:30 in Slifka Center's Kosher Kitchen.  The topic of this idsucssion will be the relationship between human rights and environmental issues.  Willis Jenkins will offer some thoughts and invite discussion.  To come: Female Genital Cutting with Natasha Rampa; 2/27 - Labor with Professor Jennifer Klein.


The YDS Peacemakers and YDS Catholic Group invite you to join them for a Conversation with Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 from 3:00-4:30pm in the RSV Room.  Snacks will be served!  All are welcome!


Faculty, Staff, and Students: Are you ready to get on the path to weight-loss success?  You can achieve it, right here at work and school with Weight Watchers at Work/School meetings.  One of our members has lost over 60 pounds!  Meetings are Thursdays 12:00-12:30; weigh in starts 15 minutes prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held in the School of Management, 52 Hillhouse Avenue, Room A-48.  13 Week session begins February 15th 2007.  $152 Payable by February 8th.  That’s less than $12/week (less than what you pay for a weekly meeting at a Weight Watcher center).  No registration fees!  Please contact Erin O'Roak or Jan O'Dell with any questions at or


Berkeley Divinity School invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch Roundtable with Susan O'Halloran, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Common Room on the topic “Teaching and Preaching -- Using story as a persuasive communication tool.”  Since 1969, Susan has led workshops in corporate, religious and non-profit settings. She is author of four books, producer of the videotape "Tribes & Bridges at the Steppenwolf Theatre", creator of the diversity curriculum "Kaleidoscope: Valuing Differences and Creating Inclusion" plus recipient of national and international video/film honors including awards of excellence in training films from the CINDY competition, the U.S. Industrial Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Advisory Board.  For the past twenty years, Susan has led hundreds of diversity workshops in both Fortune 500 companies and the Archdiocese of Chicago and has taught at Columbia, Wharton, Kellogg and the University of Chicago Graduate Schools of Business.


You are invited to attend a lecture by Christine Gudorf, Professor of Religious Ethics, Modern Christianity, Feminism and Development at Florida International University, Candidate for senior position in Ethics at Yale Divinity School on Monday, Feb. 5 at 12:30 in Niebuhr N123.  She will speak on the topic: “Empathy: Necessary but not sufficient for Christian ethics?”  *Also, please welcome Christine Gudorf at the coffee hour in the Common Room at 11:00 am (following Chapel service).


Spring break is coming, and with it comes the opportunity to go backpacking with your favorite Outings Club people!  Every year the Outings Club goes on a backpacking trip during one of the weeks of spring break. This is a great time to get out of the Connecticut and away from the books, get some exercises, and get to know some of your peers better, all at a low cost. In the past we have hiked parts of the Appalachian trail in Tennessee, Maryland and New Jersey, depending on the interests and time commitment of the group.

Please email me if you are at all interested, and we will organize a meeting to discuss the length and location of the backpacking trip in the coming week.  Don't worry about equipment; we will do our very best to get everything you need.  Join us for what promises to be a refreshing time enjoying God's creation!  Peace, Kate Hope Kennedy, Co-leader of the Outings Club,


This semester there is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community.  The undergraduate organization Leading By Example, in collaboration with the Law School organization College Acceptance, is looking for volunteer mentors and tutors.  As a volunteer, you will tutor and mentor juniors and seniors at nearby high schools such as Hill Regional Career High School. As a mentor/ tutor, you have the option of helping students with their core subjects, or helping them apply to college.  The mission of the organization  is to reach out to the New Haven community and to increase the academic performance of New Haven public high school students, and encourage them to become career and goal oriented by providing them with tutors and mentors who will take an active role in their education, by preparing them for the CAPT, helping with college applications and essays, and by providing basic subject tutoring. The goal is help the students become highly competitive applicants. Again, this is a great opportunity to make a positive change in the lives of New Haven's youth. It is also not a big time commitment (1 or 2hr sessions 5 times in a semester). The list of times is below. Choose either the A day or B day dates.  Law school students will be there as well.  The school runs on block scheduling. If you are interested, please contact:

Times & dates:

A Group - 11am-12pm

Feb. 9th

March. 2nd

March 16

March 30

April 27

May 11 (They may find an earlier date)

B group 1-2pm

Feb. 14

March. 7

Apr. 4

Apr. 11

May 2nd


Save the date of the All School Conference: February 22 - March 2.  The theme of this year's All School Conference is “Simple Gifts: Living Faithfully in a Complex World.”  More information about events, times, and locations will follow, but see below for some highlights:

2/22- Speaker Rusty Leonard of

2/23 and 2/24- The V-Day Campaign and the Vagina Monologues

2/27- Lenten Community Dinner and Singing with John Bell of the Iona Community

2/28- Author Nora Gallagher speaks on Writing as Vocation

3/2- Dance Party sponsored by the Initiative on Religion and Politics



Worship Opportunities




This Week in Marquand:


Monday, February 5: IRAP Director, Rev. Harlon Dalton, preaching

Tuesday, February 6: Led by YBS in Celebration of Black History Month, with the Marquand Gospel Choir.

Wednesdsay, February 7: Sung Morning Prayer: Music from Gaelic Scotland, arranged by Robinson McClellan.

Thursday, February 8: Graduating student Alisha Jones, preaching.

Friday, February 9: Community Eucharist in the style of Gregory of Nyssa


Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!


Note: There will be no services during reading week.  Chapel will resume on Monday, February 19.