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John Pittard: that elusive thing called certainty


John Pittard, assistant professor of philosophy of religion at YDS, doesn't run from the questions. He runs with them, inviting students to join the adventure.

Renovated Refectory fosters strong commitment to community at YDS


On Oct 6, YDS unveiled the renovated Divinity Refectory. Complimentary donuts and coffee were offered in the new dining area and the full services of the facility were officially available to students, faculty, and staff on the following day.

Ministers of word & world: Spencer Reece ‘11 M.Div. & the poets of YDS


When Spencer Reece ’11 M.Div. learned that his second collection of poetry, The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), had been selected for the National Book Awards Poetry longlist, he was in Spain—a long way from Yale Divinity School, where many of the poems were written.

Mary Evelyn Tucker: the flourishing of people and planet


For decades Mary Evelyn Tucker has been trying to draw the world’s religions into engagement with the moral dimensions of ecological issues. She has also been birthing with others a story of science and religion for the future of a flourishing Earth community – both people and planet.

Heaven and dirt: YDS hosts second Nourish New Haven conference


The Nourish New Haven conference at Yale Divinity School got down into the dirt of environmental activism on Sept. 19-20, bringing activists, local community members, and YDS students together for a weekend devoted to food and justice.

Putting aside our assumptions with Candida Moss


Ask Candida Moss ’02 M.A.R. ’08 Ph.D. which epiphanic experience led her to become a scholar and historian, and her answer may surprise you.

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov: “There is no tolerance if there is no ‘other’”


On Sept 22, President Gjorge Ivanov of the Republic of Macedonia delivered a lecture  "The Macedonian Model of Coexistence," which explained how his country managed a peaceful democratic transition following the dissolution of Yugoslavia