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 | May 2024 Updates
May 7, 2024: As we journey through this season of change and renewal, let us stand together in prayer and solidarity.
Spirituality and Social Justice: “Two Wings of the Same Bird”
May 3, 2024: On April 13, 2024, Dr. Kwok Pui Lan joined EDS Interim President the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas to co-lead the online semin
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Episcopal Divinity School's transition from Union Theological Seminary.
EDS looks forward to connecting with alums, colleagues and friends from around the church at this summer’s General Convention in Louisville, KY.
EDS at General Convention
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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