News Photo Convocation & Reunions 2013 in Photos
As New Haven's fall foliage reached its peak, more than 200 alumni, faculty members, current students, and friends returned to the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle for the 2013 Convocation & Reunions, held October 23-25. In addition to reunion dinners and the State of the School address, highlights included the unveiling of Harry Attridge’s portrait, a sampling of local breweries, and faculty lectures on everything from the Dead Sea Scrolls to same-sex justice in the church. Robin Meyers delivered this year’s Beecher Lectures, a three-part series entitled “UNDONE: Faith as Resistance to Ego, Empire, and Orthodoxy.” With cameras in tow, current students Dana Capasso ’14 M.Div. and Jeanmarie Santopatre ’16 M.Div. captured some of the best moments from this year’s events.
>Click to see the sights around the Quad

Inclusivity begins at home: race, gender, and sexual orientation at YDS
Article graphicIssues of sexual orientation and gender identity have come to the foreground as part of a three-year cycle dealing with power, privilege, and inequality in the YDS community. “We work hard at intentional community, but we’re still products of the society in which we live,” says Angel Collie ’14 M.Div., “We still need to work on what it means to be privileged.” >Read more

Doing theology in and with Latino/a communities thanks to Hispanic Summer Program
Article graphic Treda Collier ’13 M.Div. wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when she traveled to Puerto Rico in the summer of 2012 to participate in the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP), a two-week ecumenical study program. What she discovered was a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in building a multicultural faith community. Treda joined students from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to study theology and religion at Evangelical Seminary in San Juan.>Read more

YDS student attending 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches
Along with 25 other scholars, Derick D. Dailey '14 M.A.R. has been selected to represent North America at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, currenlty meeting in South Korea. Dailey is blogging about his experience for the YDS community. >Read Derick's blog

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Couldn't make it to 2013 Convocation & Reunions? Watch it online!
Highlights from this year's Convocation & Reunions are now available online including: "UNDONE: Faith as Resistance to Ego, Orthodoxy, and Empire" Robin R. Meyers's three-part Beecher Lectures; "The Phenomenon of Piety" Dean Britton's Berkeley Pitt Lecture; "Poetry in the Round" a conversation with Christian Wiman and Peter Hawkins; "The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography" by John Collins; and the portrait unveiling of Dean Harry Attridge. >View all the videos


Nov. 14: Tanya Luhrmann to deliver Ensign lecture
Ensign Lecture Photo Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann will deliver the Ensign lecture at YDS on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30pm. Luhrmann is the author of several books, including most recently "When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God." Her current research compares the difference between the way people experience God and auditory psychotic voices. Join us on campus or online via LiveStream >View this event on LiveStream

Going to AAR/SBL in Baltimore?
YDS students, faculty, and alumni attending the annual gathering of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore are invited to attend a reception on Sunday, November 24 from 7-8:30pm. The reception will be hosted in the Harborview Room of the Hyatt Regency (300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD) and will begin with a brief presentation by Brill, the publisher of Abraham Malherbe's collected essays. We hope to see you there!