Beeley Christopher Beeley granted tenure; Jennifer Herdt appointed to endowed chair

The Yale Corporation has approved the appointment of Jennifer Herdt as the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, succeeding Margaret Farley in the position.  Meanwhile, Christopher Beeley, the Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics, has been granted tenure, effective July 1. Jan Holton, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, and Willis Jenkins, the Margaret A. Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics, have been promoted to the rank of associate professor, effective July 1, 2012. >Go to story

Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign celebrated as total approaches $38 million goal
A gala dinner celebrating the Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign was the high point of a series of May 4-6 meetings at which Yale Divinity School’s leadership boards were praised by Yale President Richard Levin, among others. “I just want to add my thanks to all of you, for your loyalty, your involvement,” said Levin. “A place like this needs devoted alumni and friends who give some time, give advice, give money, who show up and care.  I know that you all care intensely about this place.” >Go to story

YDS and BDS boards grapple with theological education amid mainline decline
On May 5, members of the Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School leadership boards gathered together to engage a topic of huge significance for schools of theological education in the mainline Protestant tradition: the broad changes affecting churches and theological education at a time when mainline U.S. Protestantism is in steep decline.  Keynoting the discussion was James Nieman, professor of practical theology and soon-to-be academic dean at Hartford Seminary.  >Go to story

Prof. Jan Holton: learning the healing power of the Christian narrative from the Lost Boys of Sudan

HoltonTo grasp the power and mystery of human resilience, Jan Holton had to see it face-to-face.  And that she did, when she met some of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” a group of 3,500 male refugees (and some Lost Girls) who resettled in the U.S. after enduring civil war and hardship back home in South Sudan.

Four alumni to be honored during Convocation and Reunions 2011

Reflections wins top Associated Church Press awards

It Gets Better: YDS LGBTQ Coalition Releases a Short Film in Response to Gay Suicides

YDS delegation of 16 visits China, May 6-19

From the Alumni Board president

Scandinavian scholars of Gnosticism and early Christianity gather at YDS

From “under the cap”; a student reflects on graduation 2011

Impressed with current YDS Frisbee team, a founding member rounds up support amongst alumni



As heavy rain holds off, thanksgiving abounds at YDS Commencement 2011

View Commencement 2011 online

Facebook presentation of photos from Commencement 2011


Lecture on Protestant missionaries in Late Qing China, July 1
On July 1, Ryan Dunch ’96 Ph.D., associate professor of East Asian studies at the University of Alberta, will deliver a public lecture on the topic “Education, Civilization and the Nation in the Protestant Missionary Gospel in Late Qing China.”   The lecture will be held in Niebuhr Hall, beginning at 5 pm, and is part of the 2011 meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity, June 30 - July 2.

Convocation and reunions, Oct. 10-12
One of the more unique celebrations scheduled for Convocation and Reunions 2011 is a reunion of Sacramental Winers, YDS’s all-female a capella singing group. The group’s repertoire includes sacred, spiritual, world, and pop music. The Convocation and Reunions web site is now online and contains a schedule of events and other details.  >Go to Convocation and Reunions 2011

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