News from EDS

Prayers for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

St. John's Memorial Chapel

CAMBRIDGE, MA, November 8, 2012—This week, an email was distributed to over 790 alumni/ae in the 13 states affected by Hurricane Sandy. The message expressed our thoughts and prayers for those who live and minister in the storm’s path. In a short time, 30+ people responded sharing their thanks and specific concerns. Those affected by Hurricane Sandy were prayed for during the Prayers of the People at today’s Community Eucharist in St. John's Memorial Chapel. The EDS community is spread far and wide.

EDS Students Attend 2012 Seminarian Leadership Conference

2012 Seminarian Leadership Conference

Susan Taylor and Harry Walton attended the 2012 Seminarian Leadership Conference, held at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria Virginia, September 20 through September 22, 2012.

Ellen Oak Joins EDS as Director of Music

Ellen Oak

Ellen brings a wealth of experience to EDS as a musician, retreat leader, and teacher. She earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Yale School of Music, as well as a Master of Arts in Religion, Music, and Worship at Yale Divinity School. She has served as director of music at Regis College, adjunct professor in worship, theology and the arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and as the director of music at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns Joins the Faculty of Episcopal Divinity School

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns

This fall, The Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns joins EDS as a faculty member in Liturgics and Anglican Studies. His most recent position has been as a research fellow in public and contextual theology at Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia. 

Dr. Burns studied theology at the universities of Durham (BA, MA and PhD) and Cambridge (MLitt) and has since taught theology in Durham and Birmingham (both UK), as well as in Sydney. He has also served in parish ministry and is a priest in the orders of the Church of England.

New Students Join EDS

New Students at EDS

CAMBRIDGE, MA—On Monday, September 10, 2012, new students, from across the country and around the world, affirmed their commitment to the “service of God through the life and ministry of this school” at a 5:30pm Matriculation Service held in St. John’s Memorial Chapel at Episcopal Divinity School.

Exploring Intersex and Transgender Theology

Dr. Susannah Cornwall

On Friday, September 7, 2012 over fifty people assembled in Sherrill Library at Episcopal Divinity School for a groundbreaking panel on intersex and transgender theologies.

Will Bronson ’08 Runs for Congress

Will Bronson, who earned his DMin from EDS in 2008, is running for US Congress in FL 17. We asked him a few questions and below are a few of his answers. You can learn more at his campaign website, 

What lead you to run for Congress?

The Rev. Gay Jennings ’77 Elected President of the House of Deputies

The Rev. Gay Jennings

The Rev. Gay Jennings ’77 was elected president of the House of Deputies during the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis on July 10, 2012. After receiving her Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, Jennings served in various parishes and committees of the Diocese of Ohio and the Episcopal Church and was an eight-time deputy to General Convention. Most recently, she was the associate director of the CREDO Institute, which provides opportunities for bishops, deacons, priests, and lay employees a holistic approach to health and wellness.

EDS Represented in Opening Remarks by President of House of Deputies

Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies and honorary degree recipient from Episcopal Divinity School, gave a rousing speech on the opening of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, using the occasion of the Independence Day of the United States to remind those assembled of the democratic heritage of the Episcopal Church and the importance of living up to that tradition.

Reflections from Bonnie Anderson, President of the Episcopal Church's House of Deputies

Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church and honorary degree receipient from Episcopal Divinity School, was a guest lecturer in The Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman's recent class on the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.