Register Now! "All in a System" with Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata continues through June 26, 2016

Join clergy, lay-leaders, community organizers and counselors for a unique, interactive and hands-on learning experience this Spring at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. The Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata will teach the theory of family, congregational and community systems, while providing tools for managing conflict and anxiety.“ All in a System” will take place in monthly half-day classes and monthly online classes. The course began May 2, 2016 and continues through June 26, 2016.

Click here to view the flyer: Systems Course Flyer May 2016_final

For more information, please contact Rachel McGuire, Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs at (585) 340-9596 or email rmcguire@crcds.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCDS Announces engaging new June course: "Theology, Suffering, and Medical Practice"

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Professor David Y. Kim and Dr. Jessica C. Shand, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical School and current CRCDS student, will present a challenging and engaging new course this June, entitled, “Theology, Suffering, and Medical Practice.”

 This interdisciplinary course employs the tools of theology, ethics, social medicine and medical anthropology to promote understanding of the different ways that religious faith and medicine relate to one another.  This course will deepen the knowledge and sensitivity of medical practitioners and students, assisting them in the care of patients and their own professional development. The course will especially focus on the themes of pain and suffering, death and dying, theodicy, healing, spirituality and its cultural manifestations, ethnic perspectives, and ethical questions that bridge between medicine and faith.

Dates and Time:  June 1-3 and 6-7, 8:30 AM to 4:40 PM each day

Cost: $1795 for 3 master's-level credits
Audit Cost: $300 ($150 for alumni/ae and clergy)
Lunch Fee: $50 covers lunch each day class meets

Apply Here

Please contact admissions at admissions@crcds.edu or call (585) 340-9500 for more information. Enrollment is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

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: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-understanding-democratic-socialism

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.

 

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:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2016/04/01/learning-a-lesson-from-springtime/82535890/