October 12, 2007


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Academic Information



From the Ministry Resource Center: We’ve got great resources on art, architecture, and bible studies.  We also have costumes, CDs of music and lectures for your commute, and DVDs on your class topics for weekend “entertainment.”  Also, we have some upcoming workshops scheduled that we’d like to bring to your attention!

Oct. 19, 12-1: Creating a Narrative from which to tell our Ministry Story

Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30: Bible Study for Everyone: Using Bible dictionaries, various translations, and study Bibles



Lectures and Events



The 2007-2008 Bainton Lecture will be offered by Bernard McGinn, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago.  He will be speaking on the topic, “The Dynamic Structure of Mystical Consciousness.”  This event will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:15 in Niebuhr Hall.  A reception will follow.


The Department of Sociology will present the Hollingshead Lecture given by Hans Joas on Violence and Human Dignity: the Experience of Violence and the Genesis of Values.  This talk will take place on Friday, November 2 from 5:00-6:30 at HGS 211.  A reception will follow.


Winter Coat Drive: OISS is collecting "gently used" winter wear (coats, jackets, hats, gloves, sweaters. etc.) for our 5th annual Surviving a New England Winter workshop scheduled for October 25, 2007.  OISS and YUHS are partnering to provide information about winter health and winter wear to new Yale international student and scholars, many of whom are experiencing winter for the first time.  As part of this effort, we collect "gently used" winter apparel to give away to the workshop participants.  As the weather changes and we all begin to look for warmer clothes, it is often it is a time when we clean out our closets.  In doing so if you find winter apparel that you and your family members are no longer using, we would ask you to consider donating them to OISS.  Donations can either be dropped off at the International Center, 421 Temple Street, or collected in your department for us to pick up. (Just give us a call or send an e-mail.)  Any items contributed to this event that are not taken by the workshop participants will be donated to local organization.


Special Events at Kirkridge Retreat Center: Kirkridge will be offering a nonviolence training course to educate future trainers.  The course will take place from November 7-11.  This course increases your ability to use popular education's interactive and mutual learning techniques.  You will practice presenting the five CCP modules and receive constructive feedback. You will learn to design safe and spiritual environments and to maximize participation. You will explore group dynamics, story telling, role plays, learning styles, and the secret to excellent group exercises. If you are committed to the principles of active nonviolence, enjoy small group facilitation, and want to offer engaging and spiritually-grounded CCP training for intergenerational groups and communities, this training is for you. You will empower yourself and prepare to help others recognize their power for peacemaking.  Program: $145.  Room and Board: $300.  CCP Basic Training is a recommended prerequisite!  Partial scholarships are available!  There will also be Basic CCP Trainings offered in 2008 (Feb. 14, Oct. 2-50.  Please go to for more information.

The Environment and the 2008 Elections Talk: There will be a talk given by first Earth Day National Coordinator, Denis Hayes on October 16. Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day, will give a talk on how to make the environment a key issue in the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections. Mr. Hayes will speak in Bowers [Sage Hall - 205 Prospect St] on October 16 at 1pm.


There will be a lecture on the topic “Institutional Design and Power” given by Robert Koehane, Professor of International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University on October 29th in the Luce Hall Main Auditorium.  A reception will follow this talk.


The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA) presents a special lunchtime talk on Tuesday, October 16th at noon.  The talk will feature Dr. Grahame Davies, award-winning poet, author, and journalist.  He will speak on the topic “From Philo-Semitic to Anti-Semitic: Shifts in Attitude towards the Jewish People among a Western European Minority Community."  This talk will be given at ISPS, 77 Prospect St., Rm. B-012.  Space is limited!  Lunch will be served | RSVP required: (203) 432-5239


Dear Friends, For the past twenty years, the AIDS Interfaith Network (AIN), a grassroots nonprofit faith-based organization serving the black community and communities of color in the greater New Haven area, has provided vital services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.  Some of the services offered through AIN include case management services, clinical & crises support, nutritional counseling, housing assistance, home, hospital, and shelter visits, consumer advocacy, access to legal assistance, family support for moribund clients, assistance with funeral arrangements, psychosocial counseling, educational workshops on AIDS prevention, Day Care services for infants and toddlers of clients; and much more.  Since all of these services are dependent on grants and donations, the Board of Directors would like to invite you to help AIN sustain its creative outreach to its client population and their families.  To celebrate 20 years of service and to honor Mrs. Elsie W. Cofield (founder), AIN will host an anniversary fundraiser, October 25, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at the New Haven Country Club (160 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT).  You are cordially invited to attend the fundraiser or to make a donation of any amount to the agency.  Proceeds from this event will benefit AIN programs.  Please see the attached flier for additional information or visit our web page at  For ticket information or questions, contact Fran Pullen (203) 401-4250 or Yolanda Y. Smith (203) 436-4818.  Thank you in advance for your contribution and support of our 20th Anniversary Fundraiser/Celebration.


Please join us at Sprague Hall for a very special fireside chat on "The Future of Life on Earth" with Edward O. Wilson and Peter Raven, moderated by Ed Bass. Peabody Museum Director Michael Donoghue will present the Addison Emery Verrill Medals to Wilson and Raven, two of the most eminent scientists of our day.  The program will be opened by Yale University Provost Andrew Hamilton, and will begin with the presentation by Peabody Director Michael Donoghue of the Museum's highest honor, the Verrill Medal, to Drs. Raven and Wilson. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the natural sciences and is a very special honor, as it has only been awarded 15 times in the past.  This event will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street.  This event is free and seating is on a first-come basis.






Needed/Lost and Found:


Catsitter Needed: My two kitties, Rosie (2 years old) and Lily (5 months old), need a sitter to take care of them over Thanksgiving.  I will be going to the AAR/SBL Meeting, so I will leave Friday 11/16 through Saturday 11/24.  If you will be in New Haven over Thanksgiving and would like to play and care for two kitties (one who is especially adorable since she’s still a kitten!) please email me ASAP.  Thanks!  Christy Groves (


Chaplain Job Available: A part time chaplain position is open at Leeway, a facility in New Haven that has offered a continuum of AIDS care since 1995.  More information about the facility and the services provided may be found at the website:  The position is for 8-10 hrs per week and the per hour rate is in the 15.00-$20.00 range. Interested candidates should contact Tom Salemme the Director of Social Services at Leeway (203) 865-0068.  Major Duties and Responsibilities: The Chaplain shall provide pastoral care services to patients, under the direction of the nurse practitioner or charge nurse on the nursing unit and the Director of Social Services. He/she will work collaboratively with other Leeway care providers to offer spiritual support services that compliment other medical therapies. Will provide individual and/or group counseling, as needed.  He/she shall communicate and coordinate with other pastoral volunteers.  He/she will maintain confidentiality of all pertinent care information to assure patient rights are protected; utilize facility infection control techniques; develop and participate in programs designed for in-service education, on-the-job training and orientation classes.  Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: must posses training and experience in pastoral education program. Must possess at least 2 years work experience, and experience working with persons living with HIV/AIDS.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Volunteer Opportunity: Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) needs a reliable, strong volunteer to assist our housing and donations coordinator on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 – 3:30 with going to the CT Food Bank, collecting food and produce for our refugee clients, and bringing it back to the office (read hauling it up the stairs!) so it can be distributed on Wednesday mornings.  Transportation from the Yale campus can be arranged if necessary! IRIS is located only a few blocks from YDS. Contact Catherine Lincoln, IRIS, 562-2095



Worship Opportunities



This week in Marquand Chapel



The Welcome Table: A Time of Fellowship led by the Chapel Team



Liturgy of the Word, led by Prof. Joe Britton, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School



Sung Morning Prayer: Old Songs, New Lives.



Graduating Student Preacher: Anna Doherty.



Community Eucharist for Coming Out Day, led by the LGBTQ Coalition. Prof. Patrick Evans, preaching, Prof. Nora Tubbs Tisdale, presiding (PCUSA).


Services always begin at 10.30.  All are welcome!