crcds-live-logo1Join the CRCDS community today, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. for live streaming of the 2014-15 Academic Year Opening Convocation.  Click on the "You Tube" channel portion of the CRCDS LIVE button on our home page at or click here to go directly to the

Please share this information with family and friends who would like to enjoy seeing their loved ones begin this new journey.





Mark Your Calendar! Fall Lecture Series October 6-9, 2014

The slight chill in the air recently is a reminder that the CRCDS Fall Lectures, Reflections and Worship Series is right around the corner. We're listing three links that will take you to our website "Events" page. Please browse through, learn about the speakers and topics, and register online if you wish. We look forward to seeing you!

Thinking about Grad School? Visit CRCDS during the Seminary & Theological Grad School Virtual Fair on September 17th

virtual imageTake advantage of the opportunity to visit CRCDS from the comfort of your own home during this one-day free virtual event. Learn about the uniqueness of our school and its alumni/ae, register for courses or explore the many options we offer to enhance your educational and spiritual life.

Mark your calendar and check us out on September 17th!


Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. McMickle shares his thoughts on the crisis in the Middle East in his latest Unite Rochester blog

Dr. McMickle's newest blog post in the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester series:

The phrase, where do we go from here? was the title of the last book written by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967. I lift up that question now, with the spirit of that Nobel Peace Prize winner in mind, as we look at the events that have unfolded in the last few weeks between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. A cease fire has been called. Peace negotiations are, as of this writing, underway in Egypt. The whole world can now ask the question: where do we go from here? Will Hamas stop firing rockets into Israeli cities? Will the Israelis remove all of the check points along the border with Gaza that many Palestinians find so offensive? Will Hamas stop storing and firing rockets within populated areas that turn people into human shields? Will Israelis end the building of settlements in some areas that have long been home to Palestinians? Where do we go from here? Is a two-state solution really possible in the present climate of fear and distrust? Whatever the future holds for that troubled part of the world, the most important thing people can do is not forget the 100 year history of Jewish/Palestinian and Jewish/Arab relations. Both sides have made historic claims for their right to occupy that land. The call for a Jewish homeland did not begin with the horrors of the Holocaust, but that was certainly an event that greatly sped up Jewish immigration to Israel; especially since so many Western nations including the United States, placed sharp limits in how many Jews could immigrate into their countries. On the other hand, who can doubt that Palestinians would see steadily increasing Jewish immigration into Palestine as anything less than an occupation of their country? Every rocket fired from Gaza and every air strike launched by Israel is not just the realities of a war being fought in 2014. They are reminders that two groups of people, forced upon one another by historical circumstances, are fighting a war to preserve what they each perceive to be "their home." Which side is completely right? Which side is completely wrong? Where do we go from here?

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Save the Date! CRCDS 4th Annual Walkathon Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School has a proud history of preparing students to proactively address conflict using non-violent but assertive response.

Please join us at 6:00 PM on September 16th for a 3-mile walk around campus. Support our effort to encourage non-violence and do something good for yourself in the process! 

This year, we invite community partners interested in promoting non-violence in all of its forms to share their resources and services at informational tables which are available at no cost.

The event is free and open to the public.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  To sponsor a walker, or to make a contribution to help us prepare tomorrow's leaders today, call (585) 340-964.  Registration forms will be available by mail, e-mail and on our website at


Registration forms will be available by mail, e-mail and online. For questions or comments, please email: