Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity tableBy history, intention, and design, the Yale Divinity School community embraces a wide range of Christian traditions. Committed to serving church and world, it also welcomes people of various religious and nonreligious traditions, drawing wide the circle to include myriad perspectives.

Seeking to foster the knowledge and love of God through critical engagement with the traditions of the Christian churches, the Divinity School upholds the value of broad inclusivity and diversity in our academic, worship, and communal life.

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We celebrate the fullness of race and color; denominational, political, theological, and cultural difference; the range of expressions of sexual and gender identity; and the varied voices that come with age, life experience, national and community service, and socioeconomic status.

In ecumenical conversation and in the space created that crosses traditionally entrenched positions, profound educational value is gained and diverse perspectives are presented.

To this end, we foster inclusivity and diversity through our academic, social, and spiritual practices. At the core of our intention is the deliberate encouragement of conversation across the lines of difference; attention to offering access to all aspects of our common life; consistent sensitivity to the uniqueness of each person’s background; and particular attentiveness to our words in speech, writing, prayer, and praise.

We value the worth and dignity of every member of the Divinity School community, as we build an environment where inclusivity and diversity are central and consistently affirmed.

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September 13, 2022
In the new episode of the YDS “Quadcast,” Jamil Drake, Assistant Professor of African American Religious History, discusses a healthy role for religion in U.S. politics and...
September 8, 2022
Editor’s Note: During the year of our Bicentennial, YDS hopes to publish alumni/ae stories from their time at YDS, such as this piece by Robert Tiller. If you would...
August 31, 2022
New students, new faculty and staff members, and the beginning of Yale Divinity School’s new century—with a keynote address by Yale President Peter Salovey to mark the moment...
August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022   YDS Dean Greg Sterling made the following announcement today to the YDS community.   ——   Dear Colleagues,   As I announced at our Opening...
August 5, 2022
Yale Divinity School is the site of a new project aimed at accelerating innovation in young adult ministry and connecting congregations with emerging adults who are spiritual...

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