Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's essay, "Riots Leave Lasting Scars on a Community" published in Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle

Once again, our nation is faced with dissent and rioting in the streets in response to clashes between its citizens and law enforcement. The rioting that ensued recently in Baltimore prompted Dr. McMickle to point out the detrimental and significant effects that arise out of a temporary reaction to injustice.

You may read and respond to Dr. McMickle's article, published in the April 29, 2015 Democrat and Chronicle, here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2015/04/28/riots-leave-lasting-scars-community/26531081/

DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE'S ADVICE TO STUDENTS: "DON'T TAKE 'NO' FOR AN ANSWER"

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle shared a personal story recently in the Rochester, NY's Democrat and Chronicle Unite Rochester blog. He relates his high school guidance counselor's rather inaccurate advice and urges all students to "overcome someone else's low expectations."

To read or comment on the essay, click here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2015/03/27/dont-take-no-for-an-answer/70576362/

CRCDS TRUSTEE REV. DR. MICHAEL A. FORD CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AT LAKE AVE. BAPTIST CHURCH

Rev. Michael A. Ford, (CRCDS '12), Senior Pastor of Lake Avenue Baptist Church in northwest Rochester, NY, feels extremely fortunate to lead his diverse and inspirational 500-member congregation. A place of transition for many years, Rev. Ford says that for Lake Avenue Baptist Church, change is the norm. Many congregants of Burmese descent now call the church home. Within that group, many have different dialects, customs and languages, making Sunday services a sort of smorgasbord of personalities, customs and traditions. One thing remains constant, however: the church has a long-standing reputation for being welcoming, and the people who attend exemplify faith and endurance in spite of significant hardships and struggle.

To read about Rev. Ford's congregation and the special people for whom it is home, please see:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/04/04/burmese-refugees-renew-lake-ave-baptist-church/70859736/

DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE'S REACTION TO INDIANA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently shared his views with Rochester, NY's Public Broadcasting media outlet WXXI on Indiana's controversial law that will allow the opportunity for discrimination and bias in workplaces, churches, and other services around that state.

Please read his statement here:

http://wxxinews.org/post/local-reaction-indianas-religious-freedom-restoration-act

CRCDS APPOINTS THREE NEW TRUSTEES

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announces the appointment of three new Board members for the 2014-2015 term: Rev. Dr. Michael J. Ford (CRCDS '12), Dr. Thomas G. Poole (CRCDS '77) and Rev. Cheryl L. Price, Ph.D. (CRCDS '85).

All three appointees bring significant, diverse and valuable skills to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Governing Board of Trustees and will serve to strengthen the school's mission moving forward.

For a complete listing of CRCDS Governing and Life Trustees, please see:

http://www.crcds.edu/board-of-trustees/