CRCDS Student Robert Hoggard urges us to Honor MLK's Dream

Robert Hoggard, CRCDS Kairos Studies Master's student and member of the CRCDS Black Student Caucus, recently posted an article on HBCU Buzz, an online news outlet for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with over 20,000 fans on Facebook and over 80,000 Twitter followers. Robert's article urges us to celebrate MLK Day by honoring MLK's dream.

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Let’s Celebrate MLK Day by Honoring King’s Dream

Guest essay by James H. Norman and Dr. Marvin A. McMickle suggests racism underlies poverty issues

Leaders of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative James H. Norman, CEO of Action for a Better Community and CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently co-authored an essay entitled, "The Reality of Racism." The essay, published on January 3, 2016 in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle, answers key questions concerning poverty and its underlying causes.  Both Mr. Norman and Dr. McMickle serve on the Anti-Poverty Initiative committee and are co-chairs of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative's Structural Racism Resource Team.

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Save the Dates! Upcoming Events at CRCDS

Mark your calendars and plan to attend these inspirational, informative and exciting events, all free and open to the public:

The Black Student Caucus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School presents  A Black History Month Series, "Blackness Restored" each Wednesday during  February 2016. Chapel begins at 4:15 p.m., Soup, Cider & Conversation starts at 5:30 p.m.


Feb. 3: Black FAITH Restored with Rev. Dr. Anthony Trufant, CRDS '87 (Brooklyn,NY)

Feb. 10: Black HEALTH Restored with Dr. Christopher House (Ithaca, NY)

Feb. 17: Black FAMILY Restored with Dr. Sharon Hunter, CRCDS '10 (Macomb, IL)

Feb. 24: Black JUSTICE Restored with Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, CRDS'73 (Brooklyn, NY)


Valentine's Day Blessing of Relationships: Friday, February 12, 2016

Join us from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. as we honor and bless the committed relationships in our lives in the Samuel Colgate Chapel at CRCDS. Following a brief blessing, champagne and strawberries will be served. This event, now in its fourth year, is quickly becoming a special Valentine's Day tradition for couples in the Rochester, NY area.

Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gather with friends and family on the Terrace at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, to watch the sunrise over the Hill and celebrate the risen Christ.

Spring Lectures and Reunion: Monday-Thursday, March 28-31, 2016

The theme of Spring Lectures is, "Wisdom is Found Among the Aged" (Job 12:12).

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If you have any questions about upcoming events, please call (585) 340-9643

An Indictment is not a Conviction by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

The recent indictment of the police officer accused of killing Tamir Rice angered many people, including CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle.

Dr. McMickle spoke out on this issue in the December 28, 2015 issue of the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle. Read the article here:

Merry Christmas from CRCDS!

WIN_20151213_163704Dear Friends,

In just a few hours, we will gather together with friends and family to celebrate the joyful birth of the Christ child. While we contemplate the joy this Good News brings to our world, we offer special thanks for you and for each and every member of the CRCDS family.

On behalf of all of us at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, I wish you a blessed Christmas and happy, healthy 2016.

Peace to you,


Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School