Presiding Bishop to Speak at 2018 Convocation

Dear EDS community,

As we begin a bright and promising 2018, I want to share with you what I’m most looking forward to as Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union.

I am eager to welcome a new class of students in fall 2018, who will become a part of EDS’ longstanding legacy of social justice leadership.

I am especially excited to share that our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, will be the speaker at EDS@Union’s inaugural Convocation on October 31. We are honored to have Bishop Curry’s presence as we begin this new chapter of EDS@Union and I’m confident his words will serve as an inspiration to the 2018 class.

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, I have been working with colleagues and leaders across the Episcopal Church to shape a curriculum that is theologically rigorous, spiritually grounded, and deeply rooted in Episcopal/Anglican traditions, while also engaging in interreligious/interfaith dialogue. Most importantly, the program will be defined by the social justice mission that the Gospel calls us to as Christians. I firmly believe that all of these are necessary for the formation of the Church’s future leaders.

I wish for all of you a blessed New Year!


The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas