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Margaret Farley

Margaret A. Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School, is the recipient of the 2008 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for her book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics (Continuum, 2006). The Grawemeyer Award is among the nation's most prestigious prizes in the field of religion and is awarded jointly by the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville. >Go to story



Reflections Fall 07In the run-up to another presidential election year, almost 100 people packed a room at the National Press Club in the nation's capitol on Dec. 6 for the formal launch of the fall 2007 issue of Yale Divinity School 's magazine of theological and ethical inquiry, Reflections, which was entirely devoted to the subject of faith and citizenship. >Go to story


The recent cross-burning on the lawn of a Cortlandt, N.Y. home prompted a letter to the editor in the Yale Daily News from members of the YDS faculty who decried the threat of racial violence linked to Christianity in the flames of the burning cross. The letter says, “We commit ourselves and encourage people of all faith traditions to mobilize in their communities and worship spaces to send an emphatic ‘No!' to all forms of racist violence in our communities.” >Go to story



This year's Common Room Christmas tree, for the second year in a row, is a sustainably grown, organic tree—procured by YDS students from the Yale Myers Forest Christmas Tree Farm in northeastern Connecticut. The fully decorated 12-foot blue spruce stands as a reminder to celebrate the season in an environmentally responsible way. >Go to story


On February 15-16, the YDS Center for Faith and Culture and the Yale School of Management's Christian Fellowship Club will jointly host the third annual Believers in Business Conference, a unique opportunity to promote learning and fellowship among graduate business school students of faith. The conference will explore issues related to finding purpose and value in work, drawing on Christian principles. >Go to conference web site



The Yale Divinity School Board of Alumnal Affairs welcomes nominations for 2008 Distinguished Alumni Awards and for membership on the board. All nominations must be submitted to the Alumni Relations Office prior to January 7, 2008. Alumnal Board nominations will be voted on at the annual meeting of alumni on October14, 2008. Alumni award honorees will be announced in the spring and honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet on October 14, 2008. >Click here for further information


Eco-theologians and leading religion scholars will gather with grassroots religious environmentalists to explore the obstacles and opportunities of religiously engaged environmentalism during a Feb. 28-March 2 conference at Yale Divinity School, Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism. Until Jan. 10, priority registration will be offered to YDS alumni and select other members of the Yale community and invited guests. >Go to conference web site



In recent decades there has appeared to be a sharp divide between the liturgical traditions of the older classical and Reformation churches and the worship of the newer Pentecostal and charismatic churches. Scholars and practitioners representing both sides of this apparent divide will come together at this Institute of Sacred Music event to explore the place and understanding of the Holy Spirit in their respective worship traditions. >Go to story


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Under the Pension Protection Act of 2006, if you are at least 70 1/2 you can make a gift directly from your Individual Retirement Account to Yale Divinity School--tax free, but only through Dec. 31, 2007.  For more information, please call 1-800-445-6086, e-mail development.plannedgiving@yale.edu, or visit the web at www.yale.planyourlegacy.org



The Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign is featuring 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. >Learn more about Planned Gifts to YDS

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