News from EDS

EDS Alumni/ae Updates

The following updates were sent by EDS alumni/ae in February 2018. If you have an update that you would like to share, please send it to Miguel Escobar at 

EDS at Union Board Resolution on Dean Harvey Guthrie

The Episcopal Divinity School at Union board met on February 23rd and 24th and passed the following resolution in honor of the Very Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie: 

Upon the occasion of his death on December 17, 2017, the Board of Trustees of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary expresses their profound gratitude for the scholarly, prophetic, and pastoral leadership of the Very Reverend Dr. Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr, dean emeritus of the school.

EDS alumna honors Florence Li Tim-Oi at Episcopal Church Center

EDS alumna, the Rev. Ada Wong-Nagata, preached the following homily at the Episcopal Church Center on January 24th, the Feast Day of Florence Li Tim-Oi. Florence Li Tim-Oi is recognized as being the first woman ordained a priest in the Anglican Communion. In the homily, Rev. Nagata noted that Li Tim-Oi “suffered from the ‘Purple Guards’ who decried her orders. She suffered from the ‘Red Guards’ who made her cut up her vestments with scissors'...

Presiding Bishop to Speak at 2018 Convocation

Dear EDS community,

As we begin a bright and promising 2018, I want to share with you what I’m most looking forward to as Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union.

I am eager to welcome a new class of students in fall 2018, who will become a part of EDS’ longstanding legacy of social justice leadership.

EDS@Union Joins Poor People's Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, led by Rev. William J. Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis, is a modern movement geared to uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. The Episcopal Divinity School@Union proudly joins this movement to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our country.

Un mensaje de Adviento de Dean Douglas

This message is available in English here

Jesús en pesebre, sin cuna, nació;
Su tierna cabeza en heno durmió.

An Advent Message from Dean Douglas

This message is available in Spanish here

Remembering Dean Guthrie: A Letter from Dean Douglas

Dear EDS Community:

It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of the Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie, Jr. Dean Guthrie was admired and respected by so many in the Episcopal Divinity School family, including myself, and I am indebted to him for the legacy he has left.

The Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie, Jr.: 1924-2017

The Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie, Jr., dean of Episcopal Theology School from 1969 to 1974 and dean of Episcopal Divinity School from 1974 to 1985, died on December 17 in Oxnard, California, where he had been recovering from hip surgery. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

Task Force seeks “fullest possible participation” of alumni/ae in @EDS@Union

The board of trustees has appointed a task force to make recommendations on how the alumni/ae of Episcopal Divinity School and its predecessors can participate fully in the life of the seminary as it begins its affiliation with Union Theological Seminary in New York City.