Lead StoryAfter decade at the helm, Dean Harold Attridge issues final "charge" to graduating students

At precisely 1:51 pm on Monday, May 21, 2012, Dean Harold Attridge began what would be his final public address to the Yale Divinity School community during his decade as dean—his annual “charge” to the graduating class at Commencement exercises.  “Don’t claim to be wiser than you are, but remain open to new learning, new insight, further growth and transformation,” said the dean.  This year, commencement had special resonance for Attridge, since it signaled the turning of a page in his own career—the end of his time as dean and a return to life as a full-time professor.  >Go to story

Alumni Award presentations among Convocation and Reunions 2012 highlights
Convocation and Reunions 2012 is fast approaching, Oct. 24-26.  Among the highlights will be the formal presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards to four graduates:  Bill Barnes ’59 B.D., a United Methodist pastor from Nashville; John Chane ’72 M.Div., retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Marcia Y. Riggs ’83 M.Div., the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; and Toshihiro Takami ’60 B.D., founder of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan. >Go to story

In response to Vatican reproach, fellow theologians rally in support of Margaret Farley

The Vatican’s sharp criticism of Professor Emerita Margaret Farley’s book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, has sparked a growing chorus of support for Farley and her book from fellow moral theologians, including a number who teach at leading Catholic institutions. >Go to story

Old Testament scholar John Collins: At the heart of scripture, a passion for social justice
CollinsOld Testament scholar John Collins sees a clear message emerging from the biblical text that could provide common ground for competing camps on the religious right and left: the Bible's passionate message of social justice, an urgent concern for the unfortunate in society. >Go to story

New at YDS: Academic Advocacy Assistance program
A small but energetic group of students have joined forces to give new meaning to “AAA“ at Yale Divinity School.  As a result of their efforts, AAA at YDS stands for “Academic Advocacy Assistance,” which is a peer-advising network for students. >Go to story

Reflections magazine garners awards from Associated Church Press

YDS hosts UN seminar on healing and recovery in post-conflict countries

Reflections panel grapples with questions of vocation, calling, work

From Commencement 2012: Videos, Photos


Save the Date!
Convocation and Reunions 2012, October 24-26
Reunion Classes Include:
1952 - 60th Reunion
1957-55th Reunion
1962- 50th Reunion
1976 '77 & '78-Cluster 35th Reunion
1987-25th Reunion
1996 '97 & '98-Cluster 15th Reunion
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Recent Graduates Reunion
>Go to Convocation Site

Class of 2012 breaks class gift participation record
2012 Class FundAlex Peterson '12 M.Div.and Kate Stratton '12 M.Div. led YDS's Class Gift program this year and achieved record participation with 79% of the Class of 2012 making a gift to the Annual Fund.  The class gift totaled $9,197. If you haven't made your gift to the Annual Fund this year, please click here or call (203) 432-5359 before June 30th. Every dollar is used to support financial aid for our students.


Summer Study 2012

Summer Study 2012 kicks off June 5-7 with a major conference on religion and environmental stewardship, followed by two five-day sessions of classes, June 11-15 (Bible Week) and June 18-22 (Tools and Topics Week).  A total of 120 persons are registered for the conference, and another 133 are signed up for classes.  The most popular class this summer is “The Book of Revelation,” taught by Dean Harold Attridge, with a registration of 28.  This year’s Summer Study registrations total 29 more than in 2011.

YDS at AME, PCUSA summer gatherings

The 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference, African Methodist Episcopal Church will be held June 27-July 4, 2012. If you plan to attend, please stop by the Yale Divinity School booth. We are also delighted to be honoring Bishop Frederick H. Talbot at the Ecumenical Worship on Friday, June 29 at 8:00 pm. YDS alumni are also invited to a luncheon to beheld during the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on July 4, noon-1:30 pm, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.


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