Lead StoryOver 300 gather for Convocation and Reunions 2011, enjoying new elements

Over 300 alumni and spouses, faculty, staff and others took part in Convocation and Reunions 2011, which featured several dynamic new elements, including reunions for “interest groups” like the Sacramental Winers and the Ultimate Divinity Frisbee team, special lectures by YDS faculty, and reunion gatherings for recently graduated alumni.  Combined with ever-popular fare such as the Beecher, Kavanagh and Pitt lectures, inspirational preaching, and alumni award celebrations, these new elements helped ensure that Convocation and Reunions had something for everyone. >Read More

Kathryn Tanner: exploring the connections between Christian doctrine and world economy

TannerThe biggest story of our time—an ailing economy, wounded by financial crisis and debt—has unfolded with little analysis or censure from the religious community. Kathryn Tanner would like to change that. Tanner, the Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at YDS, sees vital connections between Christian doctrine and the world’s economic endeavor. Both assert vigorous responses to the concepts of risk, security, value, abundance, the circulation of goods and other challenges of the human condition.  >Go to story

Congregations support the YDS Annual Fund too!
Congregations are now able to make contributions to the YDS Annual Fund, which previously was restricted to giving by individuals. All gifts will be used for student scholarships, helping YDS prepare future leaders for Church and World. Checks should be made payable to Yale University and mailed to the YDS Annual Fund, 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511

Former ‘Lost Boy of Sudan,’ Anglican Bishop of Aweil, South Sudan, Raises Awareness at YDS
Distinguished guests in the world of religion are something of a regularity at YDS. But when a film crew from CBS’s 60 Minutes showed up to film the recent visit by Bishop Abraham Y. Nhial of the Anglican Diocese of Aweil in the new nation of South Sudan, it was clear that this visitor was a bit out of the ordinary. >Go to story

Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church focus of conference at YDS

‘Sex and the Seminary’ Lecture: Could Yale missionary movement have blunted drive for same-sex unions in Hawaii?

Fall 2011 Reflections focuses on new media explosion
The fall 2011 Reflections, “iBelieve: Facing the New Media Explosion,” is now out, featuring articles by a number of YDS-related individuals. In his column, Reflections Editor Ray Waddle writes that the issue confronts “questions of connection, perspective, attentiveness, glut, anxiety, balance, imbalance and ambivalence, the search for a human strategy through the technological gauntlet.”  Free copies of the new Reflections, as well as most back issues, can be ordered in bulk on the Reflections web site.  >Go to Reflections


YDS Open House, Nov. 8
The YDS Open House for potential applicants will be held on Nov. 8, featuring talks by YDS faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Thomas Troeger on the topic “The Rush of the Wind: When the House of Theology Throws Open the Windows.”  Panel presentations will be on admissions and financial aid, vocational goals, educational leadership and ministry, international exchange programs, and the value of a degree in theology.  >Go to schedule

Lecture by Archbishop Demetrios, Nov. 9
DemetriosOn Nov. 9, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will give a lecture entitled, "Orthodoxy: An Unlimited Expression."  Elected Archbishop of America in 1999 by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he leads a church of more than 1.5 million Greek Orthodox Christians in the United States.  His lecture will be delivered in Marquand Chapel beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a reception in the Common Room.  All are welcome.

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