News from EDS

Episcopal Divinity School: A Pioneering Voice in Progressive Theological Education

By the Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Cadwell. The following is an excerpt from the full article in the Spring 2015 issue of EDS Now.

Beyond the Barrier: What the 40th Anniversary of Women's Ordination Means Today

By Rebecca Grossfield

Ordinands at the altarOn July 26, 2014, a celebration honoring the first women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church took place at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, PA. The group of 11 women famously forced the issue of women’s ordination on a tumultuous and hot summer day in 1974.

The Jonathan Daniels Story: A Personal Perspective

John Coburn

The following are excerpts from the inaugural Jonathan Daniels Lecture. It was delivered on October 23, 1991, by the late John Bowen Coburn (pictured left), retired bishop of Masschusetts and former dean of Episcopal Theological School. A full transcript of the Lecture is available here.

Theology Without Words: Deaf People, God, and the Church

By Richard Mahaffy

Last fall, I did an independent study course with Br. David Vryhof, SSJE, on Deaf theology. I wrote a paper for the course entitled, Theology Without Words: Deaf People, God, and the Church. We explored some of the basic tenets of Christian theology from a Deaf perspective.

The Rev. Mary Wetzel ’06 to Receive Suzanne Hiatt Award at 2015 Alumni/ae Days

By Sam Humphrey

­Church is a little different for EDS alumna the Rev. Mary Wetzel (MDiv ’06), vicar of the Church of the Common Ground in Atlanta. Her parish has no wooden pews, stained glass windows, or even four walls and a foundation. Their “church bell” is a gong. Wetzel and her parishioners congregate for service in Woodruff Park, in the city’s downtown area.

Field Ed Profiles: Katie Holicky ’16

Katie Holicky

Katie Holicky ’16 talks about her experiences with the New England Church of South India.

What did you do for your Field Education unit?

This year I am doing my Field Education unit at the New England Church of South India. This is a small community that travels from all over New England to meet once a month in rented space. One of my biggest draws to working in this community was being able to work in a space that would expand my own knowledge and cultural literacy.

The Rev. Francis Fornaro ’96 Named Interim President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School

Frank Fornaro image

Cambridge, MA (March 23, 2015)-- The Rev. Francis Fornaro ’96 has been named Interim President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS). The announcement was made during Monday’s community Eucharist in St. John’s Memorial Chapel by EDS Trustee the Rev. Warren Radtke.

EDS Board of Trustees Chair's Statment on the Appointment of Interim President and Dean

The following is the letter by Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) Board of Trustees Chair the Very Rev. James Kowalski announcing the appointment of the Rev. Francis Fornaro as Interim President and Dean of EDS. 

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni/ae,

Alumna Leads Parishioners to 50th Anniversary March on Selma

Milly Morrow and GroupBy Sam Humphrey, Staff Writer

EDS alumna Milly Morrow (MDiv ’10) is always searching for opportunities to develop her young parishioners as Christians. When the chance came to take them to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of the civil rights movement, she knew she could not pass it up.

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.