Last call for Alumni Award nominations
The deadline for alumni award nominations is just around the corner, Jan. 15, and all alumni are welcome to submit names of persons they believe should be honored. The entire nomination process can be completed online. There are four award categories: Congregational Ministry, Theological Education, Peace and Justice, and Lux et Veritas (for applying the compassion of Christ to the diverse needs of the human condition). Honorees are formally recognized during ceremonies held at Convocation and Reunions, which will take place this year Oct. 10-12. >Move information about alumni awards
STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Middle Ground/Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts, Jan 21-22
Yale Divinity school is a joint sponsor of the symposium “Middle Ground/Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts,” to be held Jan. 21-22 at the Yale School of Architecture. The symposium, free and open to the public, will focus on the role of religious sites representing the three Abrahamic traditions in shaping contemporary urban environments in the Middle East. Along with Architecture and Divinity, other co-sponsors are the Institute of Sacred Music and the Center for Middle East Studies.
Bartlett Lecture, Jan. 25
Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the 2011 Bartlett Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 5:30 pm at YDS in Niebuhr Lecture Hall. In this lecture, Glaude will discuss John Dewey’s view of imagination–“not in its traditional setting, but as a locus for a certain view of the prophetic: as a dimension of critical intelligence that is not so much about ‘a decree of fate’ but a decision of conduct directed towards an as-yet realized present.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Parks-King lecture, Feb 3
On Feb. 3, 5:30-6:30 pm, Ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the annual Parks-King Lecture, hosted by Yale Divinity School since 1983. The goal of the lecture series is to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and to the wider New Haven community. Young, a UCC minister, former mayor of Atlanta, former U.S. Congressman, and former U.S. representative to the U.N., is scheduled to receive an Emmy award for lifetime achievement on Feb. 25 for his work in television and as a documentary film producer. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in Niebuhr Hall, followed by a reception.