News from EDS

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of EDS and Women's Ordination with Lifelong Learning @EDS

Lifelong Learning @EDS is looking for alums who would like to contribute to either of two online, wiki-based timeline projects to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of women's ordination and the 40th anniversary of EDS.

If you:

Tarry 'Til Day: Spiritual Renewal through the Creative Arts

Tarry 'Til Day

To view a slideshow from Tarry 'Til Day, visit our Flickr page, or click here.

Massachusetts Scholarship for African Students in America


EDS is pleased to announce the continuation of the Massachusetts Scholarship for African Students in America (MSASA), a joint program of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and EDS. 

The MSASA grant provides funds to an ordained or lay man or woman from Africa for two consecutive years of post-graduate theological education in the master of arts degree program at EDS.

Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights: A Message from Dean Katherine Hancock Ragsdale

Friends, In my message to you following the Supreme Court's commendable decision to overturn DOMA I tried to remind us all that we celebrate our victories not only to acknowledge and nurture our gratitude for the blessings we receive but also to hearten, encourage, and strengthen us for the struggles ahead of us.

EDS President and Dean Katherine Hancock Ragsdale's Statement on the Zimmerman Trial Verdict

Like so much of the nation, members of the EDS community are shocked, outraged, and grief-stricken by the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Treyvon Martin. For me, however, it is not the verdict that outrages and grieves me so much as the killing itself, and this country's climate of violence, fear, and racism that led to it. 

EDS to Participate in Jonathan Daniels and All Martyrs Pilgrimage

Jonathan Daniels PilgrimageA stop at a lunch counter. A thousand arms linked at the elbows. A firing line of water hoses. A pack of German Shepherds. A letter from a Birmingham jail. A world that would never be the same. The year was 1963, and as the world watched, events in Birmingham sparked an unstoppable surge toward equal rights for people of all races.

EDS Announces 2013 Jonathan Daniels Fellows

Episcopal Divinity School is pleased to announce the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship recipients for 2013. The Fellowship is awarded annually and provides financial assistance to one or more seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in a social movement concerned with important human needs, including, but not limited to, civil rights, community organization, fair housing, immigrant rights, prisoner rights, racial equality, or environmental justice.

Episcopal Asia Ministries to Receive Constable Grant for Theological Project with EDS

CAMBRIDGE, MA, July 1, 2013—The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church awarded Episcopal Asia Ministries (EAM) and Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) a Constable Fund grant of $66,000 on June 10. Other grant recipients included Provinces, Dioceses, Commissions, Agencies, Boards and affiliated institutions of the church. The Constable Fund grants are allocated for mission initiatives that are outside the budget of the Episcopal Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). 

Episcopal Divinity School Awards Honorary Degrees and Graduates 27 Students

EDS Graduation 2013

May 23, 2013, CAMBRIDGE, MA – Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) celebrated the graduation of 27 students during its 2013 commencement ceremony, which took place on Thursday, at the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational. 

The Right Rev. Michael Curry, eleventh Bishop of North Carolina, delivered a rousing commencement address in which he urged the graduating class to “Go change the world.” Drawing from the Gospel of Luke, Bishop Curry emphasized the resurrection story of Christ and its message that all things are ultimately possible.

Honorary Degree Recipients Panel Held

Honorary Degree Recipients 2013

May 22, 2013, CAMBRIDGE, MA – A panel with honorary degree recipients was held at Episcopal Divinity School on Wednesday. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, Jamie Bissonette Lewey, and the Rev. Canon Dr. Gregory Straub, who are to receive doctor of divinity degrees at the EDS commencement ceremony on May 23, spoke about their lives and offered details about their ministerial work.