CRCDS student Robert K. Hoggard participated in WXXI's "Connections" radio show April 12th

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School student Robert K. Hoggard participated in a panel discussion with Rochester, NY radio host Evan Dawson on "Connections," WXXI's mid-day show, on April 12, 2016.

The topic for the hour-long show was Democratic Socialism. Robert, a Bernie Sanders supporter, shared insights from a theological and social justice point of view, discussing the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The spirited panel included Karen Vitale, Rochester City resident and Co-Chair of the Rochester Area Democratic Socialists, Larry Knox, Political/Communications Coordinator for Service Employees International Union Local 1199 and former Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel.

Listen to a podcast of the program here:

Robert is pursuing a Master's in Kairos Studies at CRCDS and is the Chief Content Officer for HBCU Buzz. Robert is slated to graduate from CRCDS this coming May.


CRCDS Commencement Scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, together with the Board of Trustees and Faculty, are pleased to invite the community, family and friends to attend Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY 14607.

The Reverend Dr. John R. Tyson, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies, is the honored Commencement speaker.

For a complete listing of Baccalaureate and Commencement events, please see:



A message of hope and renewal from Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently shared his thoughts about the coming of Spring and the opportunity it presents for renewal and hope for our country. His Unite Rochester blog, "Learning a Lesson from Spring Time", was published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on April 1, 2016 and appeared in print in the April 10 edition.

Read his piece here:

Reminder to sign up! Prashan deVisser teaches "The Theory and Practice of Peace Building" June 6-10 at CRCDS

Professor Prashan deVisser, activist, educator and founder of "Sri Lanka Unites" will teach "The Theory and Practice of Peace Building" as part of a new Doctor of Ministry track in Peace Building and Interfaith Dialogue at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School the week of June 6-10, 2016.

Professor deVisser, a native of Sri Lanka, earned a master's degree from Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in 2015. There he founded "Global Unites", a world-wide educational movement uniting young people across ethnic and religious divides. Professor deVisser educates future leaders in countries like Congo, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nepal, South Sudan, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Egypt how peace, not war, will best preserve their country, their communities and their culture. He was also appointed as a Justice of Peace in the Negambo division in the Western Province in Sri Lanka.

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Note: This course is open to auditors and nondegree students as well.

Contact Melissa Morral at or 585-340-9633 to enroll in this course.