Building a More Just Future

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas and the Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward at the 2023 Kellogg Lecture in Donegan Hall at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Episcopal Divinity School embraces remarkable journeys.

Born from the merger of Episcopal Theological School and Philadelphia Divinity School in 1974, EDS's legacy in Cambridge, MA includes influential roles in movements like the Voting Rights Movement, women's ordination, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and much more. In 2017, EDS ventured to New York and developed a growing Anglican Studies program during its six-year affiliation with Union Theological Seminary. With theological education at a crossroads, EDS has a new opportunity to discern its future as an independent venture through a transformative, year-long strategic planning process. EDS will continue in its commitment to theological education, faith, and social justice and invites your contribution to shaping its future journey.

Transition News

EDS in Transition | April 2024 Updates
April 2, 2024: As we embark on this journey of transition and transformation, let us continue to uphold one another in prayer and solidarity
Alum Spotlight: The Rev. Randy Kyle Callender '10
April 1, 2024: The Rev. Randy Kyle Callender began serving as the Canon for Mission in the Diocese of Maryland in 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Episcopal Divinity School's transition from Union Theological Seminary.
EDS is thrilled to take part in efforts to share a new documentary on the first eleven women ordained as Episcopal priests.
EDS Supports Access to Philadelphia 11 Documentary
Meet Our Staff and Board
Click here to meet the EDS Staff and Board of Trustees. Pictured above: EDS Board Chair Ms. Kay Kramer and EDS Interim President the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas.
EDS Critically Engages White Christian Nationalism
This year, among its other activities, EDS has given special attention to unpacking, interrogating, and countering white Christian nationalism.

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