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Lead StoryDean Harold Attridge named Sterling Professor

Yale President Richard Levin had a second surprise for a packed Common Room audience that gathered on March 1 for the purpose of meeting Attridge’s successor as dean.  After introducing soon-to-be dean Gregory Sterling of Notre Dame, Levin lauded Attridge for his “truly extraordinary” service, then revealed that Attridge will be named to a Sterling Professorship, the highest honor that can be conferred upon a member of the Yale faculty.  As Sterling Professor, Attridge will join such Yale Divinity School luminaries as Kenneth Scott Latourette, H. Richard Niebuhr, and Brevard Childs—the last YDS professor to be accorded the honor, in 1992. >Go to story

YDS group at mid-point of two-week travel seminar to Israel-Palestine
Thirty-four participants in a Yale Divinity School travel seminar are in the midst of a two-week journey to Israel-Palestine.  The group, which includes alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of YDS, have visited a number of sites—including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, and Qumran— and have met with a number of people, both Palestinians and Israelis, who are actively engaged in peacemaking efforts.  The group maintains an active blog site chronicling the trip every step of the way.  >Go to story

Mary Moschella: surprised by joy
Faculty ProfileTeaching an introductory pastoral care class some years ago, Mary Clark Moschella had covered a roster of important but grim themes—grief, trauma, poverty, substance abuse, racism, sexism, classism—when she saw the students were looking scared. Moschella decided to set aside serious time and thought to a central trait of Christian faith that somehow gets lost in life’s day-to-day drama and stress, and often in theological training as well: joy. >Go to story

YDS added to list of "sexually healthy and responsible seminaries"
Three years ago, Yale Divinity School was not to be found on a list of 10 theological institutions deemed “sexually healthy and responsible” by the Religious Institute, a Westport, CT-based organization “dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.” But YDS has now made its way onto the Institute’s updated list of 20 sexually healthy and responsible seminaries. >Go to story

Taylor Lectures now available for online viewing
Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, delivered the three-part Nathaniel W. Taylor lectures before packed audiences on Feb. 23, 28, and March 1, on the subject “Freedom, Obligation, and Love.” If you missed the lectures and would like to see them, all are currently online.  >Go to Taylor Lectures

Summer Study features "Bible Study and Interpretation Week" during week one, June 11-15

Spectrum 2012 is in the mail

Al Azhar Fulbright Scholars gather at YDS

Diversity is focus of YDS Town Hall meetings

Winston Trever '37 B.D., staunch supporter of YDS, dies at 99


UPCOMING EVENTS

Colloquy in honor of Denys Turner, March 22-24

TurnerA colloquy honoring Denys Turner, the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale will be held at the St. Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale University, March 22-24.  Papers will be presented by Turner and a number of other scholars, including current colleagues and former students.  The title of the colloquy is "The Trials of Desire and the Possibility of Faith." Among the contributions will be perspectives from philosophy, theology, and the history of thought.  >Go to colloquy web site

Youth Ministry Series, March 20

On March 20, Rodger Nishioka, Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, will deliver a lecture entitled "Beyond Soup Kitchens and Sardines: Youth Ministry as Practical Theology."  His lecture is the third in a four-part series on youth ministry sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School’s Wesley-Royce Leadership Initiative. The lecture begins at 12:30 pm. >More information

Exhibit of Christianity in Nepal, Feb. 1-July 31

A new exhibition at the Yale Divinity Library features materials from the archives of the United Mission to Nepal, the International Nepal Fellowship, and the Nepal Church History Project. These collections document the opening of Nepal to Christian organizations in the early 1950s. The exhibit is on display until July 31. >Go to story

Screenings of Journey of the Universe, March 29 and April 5

A special March 29 showing of Journey of the Universe aimed at clergy will take place in Pleasantville, NY at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Clergy will be invited to contribute their perspectives to a postscreening discussion led by YDS scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, executive producers of the film—a wide-ranging exploration of the mysteries of the universe, including the interconnectedness of science and religion. Another screening of the film will be held in Chicago on April 5 at the Field Museum.  That screening, beginning at 6:30 pm, will feature opening remarks by Peter Crane, dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. >Go to Journey of the Universe

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