CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle to speak at University of Rochester School of Nursing Oct. 23rd & Strong Memorial Hospital October 29th

faith in healingDr. Marvin A. McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will speak at the University of Rochester School of Nursing on Thursday, October 23rd from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Dr. McMickle's speech is entitled: "The Role of Religious Faith in the Healing Process: A Pastoral and Patient Perspective."  

This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, 255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, New York.  See the map below for details:

Dr. McMickle will speak at Strong Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 29th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Upper Auditorium (Room 3-7619) on the topic, "Caregiver as Patient."  Directions for the hospital may be found by clicking on this link:




CRCDS in the News

CRCDS John Price Crozer Professor of Theology Melanie Duguid-May recently co-authored a guest essay for the Democrat and Chronicle entitled, "Groups Join in Solidarity on Gaza Issue." The piece can be viewed here:

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Program of Black Church Studies, published a Unite Rochester blog essay on October 2nd. "One Nation Under God?" can be read here:

We invite you, as always, to share your thoughts, comments and opinions with us.


Did you get your copy of Dr. McMickle's newest book?

pulpit and politicsOn Tuesday, October 7th, Dr. McMickle hosted a special "Soup and Signing" event celebrating the release of his newest book, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." If you were not able to attend the signing, the CRCDS bookstore has additional copies on hand and Dr. McMickle would be happy to autograph yours. Dr. McMickle's book explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice. This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.

A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.

Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:


PU6F0065-2-XLDr. Barbara Moore's October sermon and lectionary have now been uploaded to the CRCDS website and are available to view.

Lectionary for Life is an offering of the Gene Bennett Life Long Learning Program at CRCDS. Each month Barbara Moore, RSM, D.Min presents a series of reflections on Sunday lectionary readings that include topics for further discussions helpful for lay and religious listeners.  She also shares a sermon that reflects on a particular Sunday's readings.

Click on the links below to see and hear Dr. Moore's lectionaries and sermons. Here are YouTube videos from September and October 2014:


September Lectionary
September Sermon

October Lectionary Introduction

October Lectionary Homily

Grief Must be Colorblind: a poignant Unite Rochester post by Dr. McMickle

Dr. McMickle's most recent Unite Rochester blog post, in which he discusses the tragic death of Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson and the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri's citizen Michael Brown, and the commonality of grief: