Dean Attridge speaks out on mosque, Glenn Beck
Those lazy days of summer actually proved to be quite busy for Dean Harold Attridge, who spent some of his time fielding questions from national media on controversial topics like the mosque near Ground Zero and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. Attridge weighed in on the side of the mosque in Time magazine and challenged Beck’s critique of President Obama’s views of salvation in the Christian Science Monitor.
Notes from the Quad did not publish in August to allow the communications staff more time to implement a content management system on the YDS web site. We are pleased to announce that templates have been created for interior pages that will enhance and streamline our web management capabilities, allowing for increased focus on content creation. The migration of content from the old system to the new Drupal CMS templates has begun with the Prospective Student pages, and more migration will follow in coming months, including conversion of the YDS home page to Drupal.
In mid-August, Honolulu, HA was the setting for a Yale Divinity School reception for alumni – the first time in recent memory that alumni on the island paradise have gathered for a YDS-sponsored event. >More
Reflections launch at UN
The official launch of the fall 2010 issue of Reflections, YDS’s magazine of theological and ethical inquiry, will be held Sept. 22 at the Church Center for the United Nations. The fall 2010 issue, entitled “No More Excuses: Confronting Poverty,” features a number of prominent thinkers on the issue of poverty, many of whom will be at the Sept. 22 event. A conversation with the writers begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a reception ending at 8:00. >More
Anthea Butler, associate professor of religious studies and graduate chair at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2010 Bainton Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Sept. 14 on the topic “Reformation in Black: African American Women and Bible Reading in the Late 19th Century.” Her most recent book, Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making A Sanctified World (University of North Carolina Press) chronicles the history of African American women’s religious lives and civic engagement in the Church of God in Christ. >More
Jeremiah consultation Sept. 10
The first of two consultations in connection with an international, ecumenical, contemporary interpretation of the Book of Jeremiah will be held at Yale Divinity School on Sept. 10, featuring a keynote address by Judith E. McKinlay of the University of Otago, New Zealand on the topic "Challenges and Opportunities for Feminist and Postcolonial Biblical Criticism.” >More
Plans firmed up for Women’s Reunion at Convocation
What was the journey that brought you to YDS as a student? What has been your journey since then? What challenges have you faced? Where have you found “grace in the wilderness?” These and other questions shape the Women’s Reunion during Convocation this year. Part of a yearlong celebration, the Women’s Reunion offers an opportunity to re-connect with classmates, faculty and colleagues. It’s also a time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities faced by women over the decades at YDS and in the varieties of ministries that followed. >More