News from EDS

EDS@Union now accepting applications for 2018-19

Visionary and transformative theological education, grounded in the love and justice of God, is more important than ever in developing leadership that builds thriving and effective church ministries. Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary (EDS@Union) is a place that will develop and nurture such leaders, with a focus on theological education, spiritual formation and community transformation. Here, students will carry forth the EDS mission of dismantling racism and working for social justice.

A Thanksgiving Letter from Dean Douglas

November 22, 2017

Dear EDS Community, 

I write to you on the eve of Thanksgiving, with a reflective and grateful spirit. At this time of year, many often look back over their year with gratitude for family, friends, and life events. And I am no different. 

Miguel Escobar to Join EDS@Union as Director of Anglican Studies

Miguel EscobarNew York, NY—Miguel Escobar, an Episcopal Church leader experienced in developing educational programs for lay and clergy, has been appointed director of Anglican studies at Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary (EDS@Union). 

EDS@Union Board Meets For First Time in New York

2017 EDS@Union Board OfficersIn a meeting that marked a milestone in the affiliation between Episcopal Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary, the board of trustees of EDS@Union met for the first time on Union’s campus in New York City on October 26 and 27.

EDS Books Donated to Anglican Seminaries in Central Africa

Kapya John Kaoma '03More than 40,000 theology books from Episcopal Divinity School’s library will soon be on their way to Anglican seminaries in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe thanks to a chance meeting at book sale on EDS’s former campus in Cambridge and the generosity of the Diocese of Massachusetts.

In memory of Elizabeth “Esu” Lackey

By Professor Emerita Carter Heyward

Not many women in their fifties decide to go to seminary. Those who do tend to be women on a mission that transcends the goal of simply personal fulfillment. Elizabeth “Esu” Lackey, who died on Sept 8, 2017, exemplified those bold women who, in mid-life, entered the Episcopal Divinity School’s Feminist Liberation Theological program in order to help change the world.   

A Letter from Dean Kelly Brown Douglas

Dear Members of the EDS family:

Staying Ahead of the Curve: EDS Co-Sponsors Leadership Boot Camp

Joslyn Ogden SchaeferThe Rev. Joslyn Ogden Schaefer '13 was surprised earlier this year when she received an invitation from Episcopal Divinity School to participate in a leadership Boot Camp, a continuing education program the seminary cosponsored with The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). 

“Dollars for Debt” helps 32 EDS grads breathe a little easier

August 3, 2017--Episcopal Divinity School has awarded grants that will reduce the student debt of 32 alumni and alumnae, interim president William Nelsen announced today.

The grants, which ranged in amount from $250 to $9,298 were made through the seminary’s Dollars for Debt program, which is supported by the Lilly Foundation. EDS awarded $98,265, and each applicant received slightly more than six cents per dollar of debt. 

Book Sale on September 5-8 and September 11-15

Episcopal Divinity School, 99 Brattle Street in Cambridge, is holding a book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 5-8 and 11-15 in the Tyler Room of the Burnham Building.