Dr. McMickle's newest book, Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church and State in the Black Church, released today! Get your copy at the CRCDS Bookstore now

pulpit and politicsStop by the CRCDS Bookstore and get your copy of Dr. McMickle's book, Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church.  Dr. McMickle will host a special "Soup and Signing" during the Fall Lecture series next week on Tuesday, October 7th following the 10:30 am Worship Service.

Dr. McMickle explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice.

This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.

A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.

Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:


Tom Argust (CRDS '66) receives Joe U. Posner Award at Rochester Area Community Foundation luncheon

tomOn Wednesday, September 17th,  Rochester Area Community Foundation's prestigious Joe U. Posner Award was awarded to CRDS alumnus Tom Argust, whose public service career spanned 28 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Rochester's new zoning code, the Neighbors Building Neighborhoods program, the Neighborhood Empowerment Team effort, Rochester 2010: The Renaissance Plan and housing initiatives including the Home Expo program and the Anthony Square and Chevy Place developments.

Before beginning his service as community development commissioner in 1992, Argust led the parks and recreation department for six years. During that time, he oversaw the renewal of the urban forest after the 1991 ice storm destroyed many trees. Previously, he served as deputy director of the New York State Division for Youth and as executive director of the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau.

Argust said his fondest memory will be working with citizens to improve the community. "I would really like to be remembered as a good, honest public servant who was able to be successful in helping citizens being citizens, to forward the cause of democracy at a local level, and to help in the empowerment and in the engagement of residents with their government," Argust said.

Thank You to Everyone Who Supported the 4th Annual CRCDS Walkathon!

Blue skies blessed the CRCDS 4th Annual Walkathon on walk joyceTuesday, September 16th. This year, community partners committed to nonviolence were available at "information stations" positioned throughout the campus' 5K course. Thank you to representatives from Alternatives for Battered Women, Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley, RESOLVE of Rochester, Metro Council for Teen Potential, M.K. Gandhi Center for Nonviolence, YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County and Veteran's Outreach Center who so generously shared their staff and resources.

To see more photos of this event, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/crcds

African American Legacy Lecture, Exploitation of Women Highlight Fall Lecture Series October 6-9, 2014

2014-fall-picIf you haven't already registered for the Fall Lecture Series events being held on and off campus October 6-9, 2014, do so today! Lectures, presentations, exhibits and discussions bring world-renowned speakers together with prominent community leaders. Please click on these links to learn more about the upcoming events and register for those you wish to attend.




The Association of Theological Schools Scheduled to Visit CRCDS

The Association of Theological Schools will visit the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus next week, in preparation for continuing accreditation of the school. ATS functions as a peer enhancement and accountability organization for the 250 schools in its membership, and it is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ATS accreditation was designed to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public through periodic reviews of each school in its membership, numerous initiatives and projects, publications and other resources.

The Association for Theological Schools addresses such areas as curricula, faculty, spiritual formation practices, evaluation criteria, library resources, long range planning, governance, and financial soundness.