New course responds to growing student inquiry: "How do you do social justice work?"
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“There isn’t a part of life that justice doesn’t touch.” Gracie Killman ‘13 M.Div. has long recognized the complex interplay between issues of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other sites of injustice. Now, thanks to a pilot course at YDS, Killman and her 15 classmates see the myriad possibilities for students who feel called to justice-making in their academic and professional lives. “There are justice opportunities in any vocation; it's just a matter of discerning those opportunities and making the choice to commit oneself to that opportunity," said Killman.

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16 reasons to celebrate: new titles by YDS facultyArticle graphic

“How do you write a book?” an undergraduate student once asked Margaret Olin, a senior research fellow at the University. Olin responded: “Well. It’s always written.” On Monday April 8, the YDS community gathered in the Common Room for the annual Faculty Book Party, an event that celebrated 16 new publications of our professors’ “always written” works. >Read more

Linn Tonstad: unmasking the tyranny of exclusion
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Feminist theology, queer theology, the “dead white Germans” of European classic theology—Linn Tonstad lectures on them all. And they all contribute to her vital personal theological focus: the endeavor to examine and dispute modes of power that devalue people and the Christian gospel. Assistant professor of theology at YDS since 2012, Tonstad has grappled with the dynamics of power, dissent, and Christian conscience since childhood. >Read more

YDS alumna and ethicist Jan Tanner leaves a generous legacy
Janet Tanner Poskas '98 M.A.R. died on April 2, 2013 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Jan left a life steeped in the world of finance to study ethics at Yale Divinity School and to begin a second career as an instructor of applied ethics.  A dedicated advocate of YDS, Jan played a critical role in establishing the new Margaret Farley Chair in Ethics. >Read more

Taylor House Lectures consider: "Is Bob Wilson also among the prophets?"
Article GraphicBob Wilson, Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Old Testament, has been teaching at Yale for forty years—as long as an entire biblical generation.This joke was not lost on the members of YDS community who gathered for the annual Taylor House Lectures on April 12.

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Can't make it to 2013 Commencement?
The 2013 Yale Divinity School Commencement exercises will be webcast live beginning on May 19 at 4pm EDT. To view the YDS Commencement exercises online, visit:


Know a vacancy that might suit a YDS grad?

Or are you interested in helping our seniors to network toward their dream position? Our students are bright, talented, and eager to share their gifts with schools, churches, colleges, non-profits, and businesses. This online resume book outlines the experiences and interests of many members of the class. Position announcements may be sent to divinity.careers@yale.edu for dissemination to the whole list serve (including interested alumni/ae). Individual students may be reached via the Yale emails indicated on their resumes.

>View the online YDS resume book

The Future of Faith and the rise of the "nones:" YDS guests and students reflect
With one in five American adults now identifying their religious affiliation as “none,” empty pews and fewer pulpits have YDS students and alumni wondering where former church members are going—and if they will ever come back. In response, YDS hosted “The Future of Faith,” a two-part discussion about where the church is headed in the next few decades. >Read more

Rockin' the finance office
Timothee Goselin spends his days in the Yale Divinity School finance office processing financial paperwork, everything from reimbursements to office supplies to room reservations. While Goselin daylights as an administrative wiz, you'll sometimes find him hunched over an iPad at lunch tapping out a guitar riff or a bass line. By night, Goselin is a rock musician, composer, and recording artist. >Read more

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Been in the Storm So Long website highlights history and "lived theology" of black seminarians
“The signs of the Christian church have always been the lion, the lamb, the dove, and the fish, but never the chameleon.”“Is the role of the church to save souls or transform the social order…or both?” These nuggets of wisdom hint at some of the rich treasures available in a new web resource, Been in the Storm So Long.
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2013 Summer Study Program
Yale Divinity School's 2013 Summer Study program features 15 stimulating courses taught over two five-day sessions. Courses are organized under weekly themes: "Bible Study and Interpretation Week," June 10-14, and "Tools and Timely Topics Week," June 17-21. Joining the line-up for the first time this year are courses offered by Senior Professors John and Adela Collins and a Youth Ministry Initiative program.

Explore the Summer Study Course Listings: http://summerstudy.yale.edu/

Register online at: http://www.regonline.com/summerstudy2013

Convocation & Reunions 2013
Save the Date —October 23-25, 2013

Historic Beecher lectures, faculty talks, timely panels, and much more. Classes celebrating reunions include:
1953 — 60th
1958 — 55th
1963 — 50th
1967, 1968, and 1969 Cluster Reunion
1982, 1983, 1984 Cluster Reunion
1988 — 25th
2002, 2003, 2004 Cluster Reunion
2009 — 2013 Recent Grads
If you would like to be involved in planning your class reunion, please e-mail kira.wishart@yale.edu

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