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
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
Old 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
|Save the Date!
Convocation and Reunions 2012, October 24-26
Reunion Classes Include:
1952 - 60th Reunion
1962- 50th Reunion
1976 '77 & '78-Cluster 35th 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
Alex 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 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.