News from EDS

The Very Rev. Gary Hall’s Speech from Matriculation 2015

The Very Rev. Gary Hall

The following is text from the speech delivered by the Very Rev. Gary Hall ’76, chairman of the EDS Board of Trustees, and dean of the Washington National Cathedral, at Matriculation on September 10, 2015. Watch a recorded video of the event.

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan Co-Edits “Teaching Global Theologies Power and Praxis”

Teaching Global Theologies

A book on theological pedagogies, co-edited by Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School, was published this month by Baylor University Press.

Multi-Constituency Task Force to Focus on Strategic Thinking at EDS

FourtMembers of the Multi-Constituency Task Forceeen members of the EDS community, including students, faculty, alumni/ae, and staff, met Thursday for the first of several meetings of the new Multi-Constituency Task Force.

Episcopal Divinity School Interim President and Dean Francis Fornaro’s Statement on the Retirement of Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall

The Very Rev. Gary Hall and the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro

On August 18, 2015, EDS Board of Trustees Chair the Very Rev. Gary Hall ’76 announced his retirement as Dean of the Washington National Cathedral.

“In the months since I was named interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, I have had the pleasure of working closely with EDS trustee and alumnus the Very Rev. Gary Hall—a pleasure that has only grown since he became chair of our board of trustees in June.

EDS Announces 2015 Jonathan Daniels Fellows

Episcopal Divinity School is pleased to announce the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship recipients for 2015. 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.

Statement on the Supreme Court's Equal Marriage Ruling

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Obergefell v Hodges is a momentous victory that affirms the dignity of all people. Episcopal Divinity School is proud of its history of leadership on issues of LGBTQ equality: from welcoming some of the first openly gay and lesbian students and faculty decades ago to advocating for equal marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy in this century, EDS has long stood with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers in the fight for equal rights.

Statement of Interim President and Dean the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro on the election of the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry as Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Bishop Michael B. Curry

On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae of Episcopal Divinity School, I congratulate Bishop Michael B. Curry on his election as presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry’s ministry and leadership have been a beacon to so many both in The Episcopal Church and in the wider world—from his advocacy for compassionate and just immigration policies, to his work in ministry development and economic justice across the country.

Four Things You Need to Know about General Convention This Year

The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge

By the Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge

The Episcopal Church’s (TEC) seventy-eighth triennial General Convention, running from June 25 to July 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT, will take up a number of key issues ranging from church-wide restructuring to marriage equality to the election of a new presiding bishop to the church’s relationship to alcohol.

The Very Rev. Gary Hall ’76 Elected Chair of the EDS Board of Trustees

The Very Rev. Gary Hall

Cambridge, MA (June 9, 2015)--The Very Rev. James Kowalski has announced that he is retiring from Episcopal Divinity School's Board of Trustees, where he has served for five years and was elected chair three times. In a private message to fellow trustees, the Very Rev. Kowalski expressed his hope and prayers for a bright future for the institution he called "transformational in my life." Kowalski currently serves as dean of St. John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of New York.

EDS Dedicates The Rev. Dr. David J. Siegenthaler ’55 Atrium

David Siegenthaler

Cambridge, MA (May 8, 2015)--Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) honored longtime associate the Rev. Dr. David J. Siegenthaler by dedicating The Rev. Dr. David J. Siegenthaler ’55 Atrium in Sherrill Library during the school’s Alumni/ae Days festivities.