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Lead StoryDivinity Tomorrow capital campaign concludes successfully at end of five-year run

The Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign, a joint effort of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, concluded on June 30 as the largest campaign in the history of the schools. The final tally of gifts and pledges totaled $37,363,667 as of the end of the campaign.

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Sacred Land: Common Ground? A YDS-sponsored trip to the Holy Land

Yale Divinity School is hosting a 14-day trip to the Holy Land March 4-17, led by Dean Harold Attridge, an expert in Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early church.  The trip begins in Bethlehem with a visit to the Church of the Nativity and ends with a festive dinner in Jaffa’s Old City.  In between, travelers will explore numerous other historic sites and meet with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian leaders.  Space is limited to 30, and registration is now open.  >Go to story

Teresa Berger, professor of liturgical studies
Faculty imagePublic controversies over liturgy often boil down to the “worship wars” … Contemporary style or traditional? Guitars or organ? Teresa Berger, professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, sees larger theological stakes always at issue. Fundamental urgencies of liturgy remain constant across the centuries. We forget them at our peril, she suggests. >Read More

YDS Digital resources: an embarrassment of riches
Did you know that a wealth of digital educational online resources are available on the YDS web site?  Among them are virtually all of the major lectures delivered since 2004 at YDS, in video format; the Yale Bible Study video series featuring Yale-related scholars; and four dozen valuable religion databases offered through the YDS Library.  >Go to story

Mary Clark Moschella appointed to Roger J. Squire Chair in Pastoral Counseling

Library in third year of personal librarian program

YDS student groups set stage for respectful dialogue on abortion

New dean search committee listens to student sentiments

Templeton Award winner Candida Moss '02 M.A.R., '08 Ph.D., reexamines martyrdom

Calling all YDS alums: class notes submissions needed by Oct. 17
Over the past few years, the “Class Notes” section of YDS’s Spectrum magazine has taken a quantum leap, expanding from a section of three or four pages to one of more than 20.  To maintain this momentum, we rely on alumni to send their information to class secretaries or, if there is not a class secretary, to the YDS Alumni office.  This year all class notes are needed by Oct. 17 to be included in the 2012 Spectrum.  Visit the YDS web site to obtain contact information for your class secretary.  >Go to Class Secretaries page

UPCOMING EVENTS

Convocation and Reunions, Oct. 10-12
MuralBegins one week from today, so there’s still time to join us! Highlights include: 20TH REUNION CONCERT OF SACRAMENTAL WINERS * ULTIMATE FRISBEE featuring alumni & students and presentation of new team jerseys * FACULTY TALKS with Miroslav Volf, Willis Jenkins, Robert Wilson * WORSHIP SERVICES with Laura Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut; and Otis Moss III, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago * PANEL DISCUSSIONS * CLASS REUNIONS 1956, 1961, 1986, 1970-72, 1990-92, 2005-07, 2008-11 * BEECHER , KAVANAGH, AND PITT LECTURES >Go to Convocation and Reunions page 

More than a Monologue initiative, Oct. 22
On Oct. 22, Yale Divinity School will host the third of four conferences being held in connection with the More than a Monologue initiative addressing the subject “Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church.”   The specific subtopic of the YDS gathering is Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews." Conferences have already been held at Fordham University and Union Theological Seminary, and the concluding conference is scheduled for Oct. 29 at Fairfield University. Attendance at each of the conferences is free, but preregistration is required. >Go to story

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