Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School provides community learning opportunities to strengthen the spirit and the capacity to successfully partner in healing the world. 

Lifelong Learning continues EDS’s commitment to social justice, diversity, and excellence in creating stimulating learning environments for all participants. Programs range from traditional face-to-face encounter to the latest in distance education.

With an emphasis on practical, relevant topics, offerings focus on four key areas: renewing the spirit, strengthening leadership, deepening knowledge, and building our future.  

Fall 2014 Lifelong Learning Programs

Sexuality Issues for Christian Religious Professionals
Presented by Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School and the Religious Institute

Wednesday, October 1 - Monday, December 15, 2014

This is an asynchronous online course. Participants will complete all course sessions online at their own convenience between October 1 and December 15. Login information will be provided upon registration. 

Topics include: understanding personal values and history, components of sexual identity, sexual development, life behaviors of a sexually healthy adult, dealing with attraction and boundaries, pastoral care around sexuality issues, sexuality education in faith communities, church history and sexuality, scripture and sexuality, preaching/worship.

Fee: $200 (Certificate of Completion)/ $289 (Credit- 3 Continuing Education Units)

Christian Responses to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery: An Online Training Course for Facilitators
Presented by the Offices of Indigenous Ministries and Lifelong Christian Formation in partnership with L
ifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School

Wednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time 

This facilitated, interactive, online eight-week course (two hours per week) will be led by indigenous and non-indigenous resource people who will create a space for real-time face-to-face participation among a geographically dispersed community of learners. The course will prepare appropriate, qualified leaders to serve as pastoral guides and facilitators for congregations and dioceses engaged in positive transformation around Christian Responses to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery.

Fee: Full scholarships are available for those who cannot afford to take the course. For those who can afford to cover the full cost, the fee is $250. Other participants are asked to pay a just fee according to their financial circumstances. Anyone who is able to contribute an additional $50-$100 towards the costs of a subsidized participant is welcome with great appreciation to do so.