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How to access the spiritual power of poetry–even if you "just don’t get it"


How to access the spiritual power of poetry–even if you "just don’t get it." Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt interviews Christian Wiman of YDS and the Institute of Sacred Music.

Sharon Watkins '84 M.Div.: Dedicated to healing and unity


The first woman to lead a mainline Protestant denomination, Sharon Watkins '84 M.Div. is general minister and president of the Disciples of Christ, a 700,000-member church body that declares Christian unity a core value.

Watch the 2015 Parks-King Lecture by Dr. Willie Jennings online


If you missed seeing it on campus, you can still watch the 2015 Parks-King Lecture by Dr. Willie Jennings online.

Sen. John Danforth ’63 B.D. urges reconciling role for churches in broken political system


In appearances at YDS and Yale Law School last week, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, ’63 B.D., LL.B., urged a more moderate and unifying form of religious engagement in politics.

15 Religion Treasures at Yale


Yale, a place that started out as a training ground for Congregationalist ministers, retains to this day a dazzling array of religious treasures and relics, all publicly available. Explore treasures that have captivated a newcomer to the university who has a fascination with religion.