Joel Baden: belief, knowledge, and the grand theological statement of the BibleArticle graphic

In a 21st century world of scientific verification, the subject of biblical miracles inspires belief, triggers ridicule and sows confusion. Enter Hebrew Bible scholar Joel Baden, who is keen to bring some clarity to deeply felt religious mysteries whether he is addressing a roomful of YDS students or a noisy global forum like Huffington Post. >Read more

Preparing for the future - A note from Dean Greg Sterling
We recently announced a restructuring of the Divinity School. Many have written to express their sadness for those whose positions were eliminated, but support in recognizing the need to do this. Thank you for your responses. You may be interested in how the process of reorganizing the YDS administration will begin.>Read more

Recordbreaking Class Gift
Class GiftThe YDS Office of Alumni Relations would like to applaud the Class of 2013 for their outstanding gift to future YDS students. This year’s gift committee raised more money by a graduating class than any other class in YDS history. The total raised as of today is $13,022.26 with 65% participation by the class.

A growing trend in the Class Gift is contributions made in honor of particular students by YDS Faculty, including Emilie Townes, Gregory Sterling, Christopher Beeley, and Lamin Sanneh. This year a number of current students, staff and alumni also contributed in honor of students.

All who are interested in giving to the 2013 Class Gift can do so at http://divinity.yale.edu/class-gift


How is your congregation meeting the needs of its aging members?

The Fall 2013 issue of Reflections will focus on the aging society - How is society preparing for the coming boomer wave of aging? How are individuals preparing? Does the faith need new theologies of aging, new models of retirement?
If you have creative approaches your congregation or non-profit has adopted to meet the challenges of older members or citizens, we’d like to know! This could include any program involving older people or retirees or promoting a spirituality of aging.
Please send comments to ray.waddle@yale.edu.

Will Campbell '52 B.D., iconoclast and civil rights crusader, dies at 88
AlumniAcclaimed author, civil rights activist, and self-described “bootleg preacher,” Will Campbell, died on Monday, June 3 at the age of 88 in Nashville, TN.  He died from complications following a stroke, according to an account from his close friend John Egerton, a Nashville writer and historian. >Read More


Redpath Seminar 2013: "Who Are We? American Values Revisited"
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 – 5pm
The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

International Festival of Arts and Ideas: Preparing for 2050: The Changing Face of Race in America
Sun, June 16, 2013, 1:00pm
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Week Two Classes of 2013 Summer Study Program are Still Available
There is still have time to sign-up for Week Two, "Tools and Timely Topics Week," June 17-21. Be sure to check out the Youth Ministry Initiative program which offers five days of speakers
and can be registered for on a per-day basis. >Register online here

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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