News from EDS

Episcopal Divinity School Launches New Contextual Education Program

Episcopal Divinity School

Beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) will launch a new Contextual Education program, replacing the school’s Field Education program and giving students preparing for both lay and ordained ministries expanded opportunities to receive hands-on education and experience in churches, non-profits, and community organization around the country.

2016 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 31, 2016—Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has announced its 2016 commencement ceremony will take place on May 19, at the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, in Cambridge, MA, at 2:00pm. At the ceremony, EDS will present honorary doctor of divinity degrees to three individuals: the Rev. Cn. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dr. Joseph B. Moore, and the Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson.

Exploring the Anglican Communion at EDS

This Spring Term, Dr. Kwok Pui Lan (William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at EDS) is teaching a course titled “Teaching Critical Issues in the Anglican Communion.”

Studying the Anglican Communion

Episcopal Divinity School Accepting Applications for the 2016 Jonathan Daniels Fellowship

Jonathan Daniels

Episcopal Divinity School is now accepting applications for the 2016 Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded annually to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000 per project to seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in a social movement concerned with important human needs. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.

The New Testament Uncanned

This Spring Term, Dr. Lawrence Wills (Ethelbert Talbot Professor of Biblical Studies at EDS) is teaching an introductory course on the New Testament. Below, he talks about what it like to teach, and learn, at EDS.

Teaching “Introduction to the New Testament” at EDS

EDS Alumna Reflects on New Leadership Role in the Religious Institute

Marie Alford-Harkey

EDS alumna Marie Alford-Harkey ’10 was recently announced as the new president and CEO of the Religious Institute, a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

The Songs and Stillness of Taizé

EDS student Susan Butterworth has been leading a weekly Taizé service at nearby MIT as part of her Field Education placement since September 2015. Below, she talks about her experiences in this ecumenical ministry.

Susan Butterworth at MIT ChapelGetting Started

Episcopal Divinity School Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

Cambridge, MA (February 5, 2016) – Episcopal Divinity School Interim President and Dean the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro announced several new administrative appointments today. The appointments are effective Monday, Februray 8, 2016.

The Futures Committee Wants Your Ideas for the Future of EDS

Submit Your Ideas

The Futures Committee invites all members of the EDS community to submit constructive ideas that might enhance or strengthen the institution both now and in the future.

Statement by the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro on the Anglican Primates Meeting

In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Anglican Primates Meeting suspending The Episcopal Church from “decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity” of the Anglican Communion, I feel saddened for our church—and saddened that this group of church leaders has attempted to marginalize and sanction The Episcopal Church.

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