DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE JOINS ROCHESTER-MONROE ANTI-POVERTY INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle has joined the 19-member steering committee of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in a comprehensive effort to eliminate poverty in Monroe County, New York. The committee includes local health and human services, academia, business, government and labor leaders, including Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, Rochester Business Alliance Inc. CEO Robert Duffy, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.

To read more about the Anti-Poverty Initiative, click here: https://www.uwrochester.org/RochesterAnti-PovertyInitiative.aspx

Other news articles include:  http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=213414

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/03/24/areas-named-lead-poverty-initiative/70373448/

 

 

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), Mr. 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/

REV. PAUL RAUSHENBUSH, HUFFINGTON POST'S EXECUTIVE RELIGION EDITOR, DELIVERS CRCDS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS MAY 16TH

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is proud to announce its Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015. Rev. Paul Raushenbush will deliver the Commencement address on Saturday, May 16th at the Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester, NY at 10:00 a.m.

For a complete listing and schedule of events, please see: http://www.crcds.edu/2015-baccalaureate-and-commencement/

Rev. Paul RaushenbushFrom 2003-2011, Rev. Paul Raushenbush was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. He was the President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-20011. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including The Chautauqua Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation and the Aspen Institute.

Rev. Raushenbush is regularly invited to offer commentary on issues of religion and society on national television and radio. His current focus is on the interplay between religion and the internet. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.

Rev. Raushenbush is the great-grandson of Christian theologian and Baptist pastor Walter Rauschenbusch (1886 graduate of RochesterTheolgical Seminary, now CRCDS), and former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Louis Brandeis (1856-1941).

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. JIN YOUNG CHOI ON RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Jin Young Choi, CRCDS Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, recently completed a Postdoctoral fellowship program seminar in Theological Education at the Louisville Institute/Louisville Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.The three-day seminar, held on Feb. 22-25, 2015, focused on Public Theologians.

Dr. Choi has had a prolific year and, in addition to teaching, published several essays and articles. Her book, "Embodying Mystery: Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark," is scheduled for publication by Palgrave Macmillan, NY, later this year.

For a complete listing of Dr. Choi's curriculum vitae, please click here: http://www.crcds.edu/faculty-2/jin-young-choi/

CRCDS CONGRATULATES TRUSTEE AND FORMER ROCHESTER MAYOR WILLIAM A. JOHNSON, JR., HONORED TODAY AT URBAN LEAGUE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

CRCDS Trustee William A. Johnson, Jr., was honored today at the Urban League of Rochester's 50th anniversary luncheon at the Radisson Hotel.

Mr. Johnson played a key part in development of the Urban League when he became head of the organization in December, 1972.  For 21 years, he grew the organization known for enabling African Americans, Latinos, the poor and disadvantaged to secure economic self-reliance, equality and civil rights.

Johnson completed three terms as Rochester, NY's 64th Mayor on December 31, 2005 and was the first African American Mayor of any major city in upstate New York.  He was first elected in 1993.