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Notes from the Quad
E.J. Dionne

In the view of Washington Post   columnist E. J. Dionne, there has "never been a better moment" for a new conversation about religious engagement with public life, especially a conversation that recovers some of the broad themes laid out in American social and theological movements of the last century. Dionne delivered the keynote address during a May 3-4 Faith and Citizenship   conference at the Divinity School. >Go to story



Margot FasslerMargot E. Fassler '94 M.A.H., the Tangeman Professor of Music History with joint appointments at the Divinity School, the Institute of Sacred Music, the School of Music and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, was elected in April as a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. >Go to story


The “Faith as a Way of Life” project of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture hosted a national pastor leadership conference on the Yale Divinity School campus May 17-19, drawing about 200 pastors from around the country. Some 20 workshops were held, and keynote addresses were offered by Craig Dykstra, vice president for religion at the Lilly Endowment, and Miroslav Volf, director of the Center for Faith & Culture.

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Bruce GordonYale Divinity School will fill a senior position in Reformation history with the appointment of Bruce Gordon, who is currently at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Gordon's academic interests have been in the Swiss Reformation, late medieval religion, and humanist culture in the 16 th century. His current research focuses on Protestant Latin Bibles of the sixteenth century.>Go to story



Returning to YDS in the fall will be a homecoming of sorts for Jonah Bartlett, recently named the second recipient of the William Sloane Coffin Jr. Scholarship, awarded in honor of the legendary Yale University chaplain and Divinity School alumnus. Jonah grew up on the YDS campus -- the son of David Bartlett, Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication.>Go to story


Roger Paine '68 B.D. was instrumental in organizing a May 1967 dance that drew 2,000 New Haven teenagers, half black and half white, to Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. It was a remarkably peaceable gathering shortly before race riots erupted around the country.” I still think of it as a moment in time that showed us -- and proved to us -- what we could be at our best,” recalls Paine, who is now senior minister of The First Parish in Lincoln, MA. >Go to story


Margaret Farley honored at spring faculty dinner

Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, was honored at the 2007 spring faculty dinner on May 1.  After more than three decades at YDS, Farley will retire at the end of the current academic year.  Pictured with Farley, at left, are Sally M. Promey, Professor of Religion and Visual Culture and Professor of American Studies; Registrar Detra MacDougall; Professor Emerita of Theology Letty Russell; and Titus Street Professor of Theology Serene Jones.

Pictured with Farley, at left, are Sally M. Promey, Professor of Religion and Visual Culture and Professor of American Studies; Registrar Detra MacDougall; Professor Emerita of Theology Letty Russell; and Titus Street Professor of Theology Serene Jones.


ISM offers China missions exhibit, Yale Organ Week

The Material Culture of China Missions display will be exhibited at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle through October 19, under sponsorship of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. The exhibit contains artifacts and documents from the personal papers of Protestant missionaries who served in China during the first half of the twentieth century. Also, the Institute will host Yale Organ Week June 11-15, featuring performances by a number of faculty and students.


Berkeley Divinity School graduate Leigh Preston '07 M.Div. and Andy Thompson '06 M.A.R., a Yale Ph.D. candidate in ethics, will spend next year working in the Anglican Church in El Salvador as part of the Episcopal Church's "Young Adult Service Corps."

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The Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign has begun a "Gifts of a Lifetime" initiative focusing on life income gifts.  With these gifts, the donor transfers an asset and retains, or provides for another person or persons, an income for life.
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