"He was so tall and so slim, and he always would bend to you so he could be near you and hear you. I think of him sort of bent in humility, almost, but at the same time he was just so strong and would command such respect." Jill Syverson-Stork, co-moderator at Pilgrim Church in Sherborn, MA, describing the ministry of Kenneth Powell '71 M.Div., who died Oct. 8, 2007, Boston Globe, Oct. 13, 2007, in the article "Rev. Kenneth Powell; pastor who stayed put, and inspired."
Giles Scofield '06 M.A.R. has joined the Centre for Clinical Ethics as a Clinical Ethicist and will be based at St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over the past year, Scofield has worked at the Centre for Clinical Ethics as part of the shared Senior Clinical Ethics Fellowship between the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto and the Centre for Clinical Ethics.
"Even if it's inconsistently practiced, there is always something out there that sets off Americans on some kind of crusade... every single reform movement that was launched in the United States — the abolitionist movement, civil rights, the early women's movement, prison reform — was driven by religion. Something touched a group of citizens and got them mad with righteous anger." Ramon Luzárraga '94 M.A.R., The Catholic Transcript, Cincinnati, O., Oct. 5, 2007, in the story "Rediscovering what it means to be American."
"The focus is not supposed to be us within the confines of our church... We forget that people cannot even exist at the level that we do. The great commission was for us to go out and extend ourselves to our neighbors." Joan Burnett '04 M.Div., The Middletown (CT) Press, Oct. 7, 2007, in the article "Church to host community celebrations."
"People are becoming aware that the structures they enter every day do have an impact on their physical and spiritual well-being. Instead of the stripped-down model (of architecture), people are reconsidering the power of symbols, and are selectively including them. That said, there is more awareness of the abstract expression of the gospel message." Judith Dupré '08 M.A.R., Associated Baptist Press, Oct. 12, 2007, in the article "The Spirit in Stone," about church architecture.
"Once you have lived and broken bread ecumenically, you can't go back." Katheryn Keene '80 M.Div., The (MA) Sun Chronicle, Oct. 12, 2007, in the article "Feeling the joy," about her arrival at All Saints Church in Attleboro, MA.
"I met with the people and absolutely was enchanted by the wonderful, spirit-filled, enlightened, mature, just wonderful people of the church. I feel like I'm back in another era, where fathers are holding their children's hands (while) walking to the nursery school and everybody knows everyone." Alexis Carol '81 M.A.R., The Stamford (CT) Advocate, Oct. 13, 2007, in the article "Pastor brings academic, business background to new post in Rowayton"
"Sandy has solid and diverse advocacy and organizing experience which is based in her faithful understanding of justice. She has a strong working knowledge of UCC policy issues and has responsibly communicated that policy vision to a wide and varied audience of UCC members and key policy decision makers. She has a keen ability to understand the intersections of issues and develop respectful and valuable partnerships in the UCC and beyond to more effectively address these issues." Rev. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister of the United Church of Christ's Justice and Witness Ministries, Worldwide Faith News, October 15, 2007, in an article about Sandy Sorensen '90 M.Div., "Sorensen named to head UCC's Washington office."