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YDS receives $950,000 from estate of William Haynsworth ’53 BDS


Yale and Berkeley divinity students will benefit for decades to come from a $950,000 gift received from the estate of the late William McCall Haynsworth III ’53 BDS, a World War II naval veteran and longtime Episcopal priest and chaplain in New York.

James Pennington honored as YDS graduates 140 at 2015 commencement


An escaped slave who became a leading minister, abolitionist, and historian of the African American people took center stage at Yale Divinity School’s 2015 Commencement ceremony this week.

Watch Commencement 2015 online


If you missed the weekend ceremonies or just want to relive the experience, you can watch Commencement 2015 on the YDS LiveStream channel now!

2015 Alumni Award recipients announced


The Alumni Award recipients have been announced for 2015. Recognition for ministry, education, work in peace and justice, and more go to four notable alumni. Read about these alumni at the YDS Convocation & Reunions website.

Adela Collins: Overcoming obstacles to shed important light on the Bible


As Adela Collins enters retirement after 15 years on the faculty of Yale Divinity School, she can reflect with satisfaction on what she has accomplished as a teacher, mentor, scholar, and author, and as a pioneer who overcame numerous obstacles to shed important scholarly light on the Bible.

YDS “Reflections” Wins Honors at ACP Awards


Reflections, a magazine of theological and ethical inquiry produced by Yale Divinity School, is the winner of two awards from the Associated Church Press.