News from EDS

Justice, Healing, and Reconciliation: EDS Alumni/ae Serve as Instruments of Social Change

By Rebecca Grossfield

We’re approaching the criminal justice inflection point. Fifty years after the civil rights movement, 40 years since the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws were enacted, and 25 years since broken windows and zero-tolerance policing rose to prominence in American cities, the situation seems ripe for change.

New EDS Board Members Elected in October

The EDS Board of Trustees elected five new members on Thursday, October 22, 2015, bringing the board’s total membership to 16. EDS trustees are elected to a five-year term that is renewable for a second five-year term.

Using a Scientist’s Training to Understand Theology

By Sam Humphrey

These days, when scientists and people of faith can seem more like adversaries than allies, it is easy to lose sight of the historic connections between the scientific disciplines and the study and practice of theology and ministry.

The Very Rev. Gary Hall’s Speech from Matriculation 2015

The Very Rev. Gary Hall

The following is text from the speech delivered by the Very Rev. Gary Hall ’76, chairman of the EDS Board of Trustees, and dean of the Washington National Cathedral, at Matriculation on September 10, 2015. Watch a recorded video of the event.

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan Co-Edits “Teaching Global Theologies Power and Praxis”

Teaching Global Theologies

A book on theological pedagogies, co-edited by Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School, was published this month by Baylor University Press.

Multi-Constituency Task Force to Focus on Strategic Thinking at EDS

FiftMembers of the Multi-Constituency Task Forceeen members of the EDS community, including students, faculty, alumni/ae, and staff, met Thursday for the first of several meetings of the new Multi-Constituency Task Force.

Episcopal Divinity School Interim President and Dean Francis Fornaro’s Statement on the Retirement of Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall

The Very Rev. Gary Hall and the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro

On August 18, 2015, EDS Board of Trustees Chair the Very Rev. Gary Hall ’76 announced his retirement as Dean of the Washington National Cathedral.

“In the months since I was named interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, I have had the pleasure of working closely with EDS trustee and alumnus the Very Rev. Gary Hall—a pleasure that has only grown since he became chair of our board of trustees in June.

EDS Announces 2015 Jonathan Daniels Fellows

Episcopal Divinity School is pleased to announce the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship recipients for 2015. The fellowship is awarded annually and provides financial assistance to one or more seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in a social movement concerned with important human needs, including, but not limited to, civil rights, community organization, fair housing, immigrant rights, prisoner rights, racial equality, or environmental justice.

Statement on the Supreme Court's Equal Marriage Ruling

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Obergefell v Hodges is a momentous victory that affirms the dignity of all people. Episcopal Divinity School is proud of its history of leadership on issues of LGBTQ equality: from welcoming some of the first openly gay and lesbian students and faculty decades ago to advocating for equal marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy in this century, EDS has long stood with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers in the fight for equal rights.