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.

Professor Kwok Pui Lan to Receive 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.

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.

Field Ed Profiles: Lydia Bucklin '15

Lydia Bucklin

Lydia Bucklin ’15 talks about her experiences with The Well, a hybrid community for young adults.

What did you do for your Field Education unit?

Pan Conrad: Reflections on Formation

Pan Conrad image

The following speech was delivered by EDS student Pamela "Pan" Conrad '19 during the school's 40th Anniversary Gala celebration on October 24.

Field Ed Profiles: Christopher Montella '15

Christopher Montella

Christopher Montella ’15 talks about his experience at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Studio City, CA.

Why did you choose St. Michael and All Angels for your Field Ed unit?

EDS Mourns the Death of Former Bishop of Massachusetts and Episcopal Divinity School Trustee The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw

Retired Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw died on Friday, October 17, 2014, after a long illness. Bishop Shaw was a longtime friend and trustee of Episcopal Divinity School, joining the school's board in 2008. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts from 1994 until September 13, 2014, when The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates '87 was consecrated.

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