Janet Ruffing, Sister of Mercy, appointed to faculty
Janet K. Ruffing, a Sister of Mercy from California currently teaching at Fordham University, is the new professor of the practice of spirituality and ministerial leadership at Yale Divinity School, a position created to strengthen YDS offerings in ministerial studies. She will formally begin a five-year term at YDS in January 2010. >>More
New look for Notes from the Quad
You have likely noticed that this issue of Notes has an entirely different look and feel. Our new layout is more magazine-like and gives coherence to the page by dividing stories into categories. In addition, space has been made for the events and “Faculty on the Road” calendars. Notes will be published on the first Monday of the month, unless that falls on a holiday. This is part of a continuing effort to improve YDS’s internet presence.
Reflections magazine preview: “Churches face the Future”
The fall 2009 issue of Reflections explores the state of church life today and takes a look at what the 21st century might bring to congregations. Entitled “How Firm a Foundation? Churches Face the Future,” the issue reports “a tale of diverse ways in which congregations of different denominations, sizes, ethnicities, and politics engage the world from a ground of faith,” according to Dean Harold Attridge. “If there is a theme that runs through these essays, it is a confidence in the resilience of congregations in these challenging times.” >>More
- Students gather to discuss Islam, intercultural relations
- Jonathan Edwards Center updates text archive
- Survey seeks information, opinions from alumni
- YDS delegation visits Atlanta
Theologian, homiletics authority featured at Convocation
Convocation and Reunions 2009 is just around the corner, Oct. 12-15, and late registrations are still be accepted by calling 203-432-5359. Featured lecturers include homiletics professor Eugene Lowry, theologian Michael Welker, language and liturgical expert Gabriele Winkler, and the Rt. Rev. Trevor Mwamba, Anglican bishop of Botswana. Classes gathering in 2009 are the Classes of ’59; ’73, ’74, and ’75; ’84; ’93, ’94, and ’95. >>More
2009 Ensign Lecture: homosexuality and the church
The 2009 Loring Sabin Ensign Lecture in Contemporary Interpretation of Religious Issues will be delivered by Mark D. Jordan of Harvard Divinity School. Jordan’s topic will be “Do Church Debates over Homosexuality Make Progress?” The lecture is at 5:30 pm, Oct. 27, in Niebuhr Lecture Hall, followed by a reception. >>More
Parliament of the World’s Religions
For Yale alums attending the “Parliament” in Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 3-9, 2009, we have arranged a special “Yale” 10% discount rate. The discount code is 042a3f. Among Yale folks in attendance will be: University Chaplain Sharon Kugler; Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim; YDS Associate Professor Kristen Leslie; John Lindner, Director of YDS External Relations; and current students. The November “Notes” will list time and place for a Yale gathering at the Parliament. Click here for further information about the Parliament, or to register.