News and Headlines

Ghost letters hold clue about long-lost 'Ben Sira' chapters

In a new scholarly article, YDS faculty member Eric Reymond explores a clue about the long-lost opening chapters of a key Ben Sira manuscript.

Pivot points position YDS to meet 21st century challenges

YDS has created a fresh slate of new directions and initiatives to strengthen the school's leadership position to meet the shifting challenges of the 21st century.

YDS graduates look forward, look back

Amid the rush to commencement, some of the new graduates took a moment to reflect on their experience for our video camera.

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.