News from EDS

Episcopal Divinity School Announces New Scholarship Initiative

Cambridge, MA (February 18, 2015)—Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has announced that it will offer twenty additional student scholarships in the 2015–16 academic year. Of the twenty scholarships, ten will be full tuition scholarships for master’s degree candidates, five of which will be awarded to students of color. The remaining scholarships will be first year scholarships with a school commitment to meet all financial need through financial aid in subsequent years.

Interim President and Dean Search Update (February 3, 2015)

Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) seeks an Interim President and Dean to serve an eighteen-month period beginning March 2015.

Interim President & Dean Search Update (January 28, 2015)

Dear Friends:

I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning of the new year. I am thankful that the EDS community made it through this difficult storm, and I want to thank all of those who made extra efforts, from shoveling snow to checking on a neighbor, to help manage the situation.

Professor Kwok Pui Lan Receives 2015 Gutenberg Research Award

Kwok Pui Lan

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School, was announced as one of two recipients of the Gutenberg Research Award for 2015. The Gutenberg Research College of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) of Mainz, Germany, awards the Gutenberg Research Award annually. This year, the Faculty of Protestant Theology at JGU nominated Dr.

The Council of Episcopal Seminary Deans Holds Annual Meeting

Council of Deans
Seminary Deans/Presidents at annual Council of Deans meeting, January 11–13, 2015. L-R, front row: Salmon, Ragsdale, Ferlo, Kittredge, Mapangdol; back row: Markham, McGowan, Richardson, Dunkle, Terry, Alexander.
The Council of Deans met in its annual meeting at the Bexley Seabury campus in Columbus, Ohio Sunday, January 11 to Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Board of Trustees Chair Kowalski's Statement on the Search for an Interim President & Dean

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Trustees, I want to extend our immense gratitude for the contributions of students, faculty and staff on our campus community as we continue a time of transition. And as we start a new semester, I want again to share our optimism for our future. We have every confidence that we are prayerfully moving toward, and that we can fulfill the promise and vision of our beloved institution.

Daniels Fellowship Recipient Reflects on His Work and Ministry

Craig Mousin

By Sam Humphrey, Staff Writer

From practicing law to ministry to advocating for immigrants and refugees, Rev. Craig Mousin’s career has taken many turns. When Mousin (pictured left) received the Jonathan Daniels Fellowship to establish the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center, he was able to combine all three talents to work for justice in the immigration system.

Board of Trustees Statement on the Transition of The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale

The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has served this community as President and Dean, of the Episcopal Divinity School for over five years. She has informed us that she will not be seeking a renewal of her contract and she wishes to explore new challenges and step down as President and Dean.

EDS President and Dean Katherine Hancock Ragsdale to Step Down

Dear Friends:

I write to tell you that I have informed EDS's board of trustees of my intent not to request a renewal of my contract when it expires at the end of June 2015. Further, I have asked them, if possible, to expedite the process of naming a successor so that I may explore new opportunities. Of course I will do everything I can to insure a smooth transition.

Rose Wu '00 and the Theology of Hong Kong's Occupy Central Movement

 Nathan Road in Mongkok. The background is a picture of Jesus. The words are from Matt 5:5: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”Rose Wu, who received her Doctor of Ministry degree from EDS in 2000, is a theologian and activist, and has been involved in the pro-democracy, women’s, and LGBTQ movements in Hong Kong for decades.