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
To 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.
STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
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