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#BlackLivesMatter leader one of the lecturers this fall in new YDS leadership program


With lecturers including a leading voice of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a United States senator, and the pastor of the venerable church that had the Boston marathon bombing virtually on its doorstep, YDS is launching its new program in Transformational Leadership for Church and Society this fall.

Hispanic summer program takes students beyond the borderlands


The YDS-sponsored Hispanic Summer Program is an annual summer academic session and intentional community that brings together Hispanic faculty and a student body that is primarily (but not exclusively) Hispanic.

YDS-affiliated scholars, projects win NEH grants


A biography of One World Trade Center and online publication of the papers of Jonathan Edwards and are among the projects of YDS-related scholars to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in its latest grant awards.

Former YDS dean Richard Wood dies at 78


Richard J. Wood '65 Ph.D., dean of Yale Divinity School from 1996 to 2000 before going on to serve as president of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the Japan Society, has died.

Youth Ministry Initiative cultivates youth groups that nurture joyful, flourishing lives


The Youth Ministry Initiative offers an annual summer-study course, called "Planting Seeds of Hope and Joy," in which youth ministers and senior pastors, lay volunteers, current YDS students and alumni, and many others learn with and from one another about youth ministry.

The Necessity of Beauty


“When sermons use the enduring beauty of excellent art, we are doing something far greater than prettifying our preaching. We are meeting an essential need of the soul.” So writes YDS emeritus professor Tom Troeger in the new issue of Reflections, the YDS journal of theological inquiry.

A communion of subjects


An interdisciplinary course takes students to the intersection of law, environment, and religion in pursuit of solutions to the challenges of contemporary environmental law and policy.