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


Antonin Scalia said what? A "Unite Rochester" blog by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ignited furor across all racial lines when he recently suggested that African American students might be better off if they chose not to attend elite colleges that might "move too fast" for them to keep up in class.

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle responded to Justice Scalia's comments in a recent blog. Read it here:


CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle attends racism conference in Charleston, S.C.

Six months after the deadly shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle attended a three-day conference in that city, attending a worship service at the church where nine people were killed.

Asked about the purpose of the conference, Dr. McMickle said, “We’re not going to be able to resolve the issues of racism alone, whether it is the black church alone or the white church alone. I think both hands have to be on the plow.”

The Conference of National Black Churches organized the event, which drew  hundreds of pastors from all over the country.

Click here to read more:

When Will the World Care About All Victims?

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently commented on the lack of attention placed on victims of violence in Beiruit as compared to victims in the Paris bombings. He asks, "Are lives in Paris more valuable than lives in Beiruit?"

Read the full text of his blogatorial, published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on November 24, 2015:

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle guest panelist on WXXI's "Connections" with Evan Dawson

Part of the Democrat and Chronicle's "Unite Rochester" team, of which CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle is a member, joined WXXI's radio host Evan Dawson on November 17, 2015 to talk about racism, diversity and what it means to be an open and integrated society.

"Connections" guests included "Unite Rochester" members Rachel DeGuzman and Thomas Warfield, Jim Morris, resettlement director of the Catholic Family Center, and Julie Philipp, senior engagement editor at the Democrat & Chronicle.

To hear the podcast in its entirety, click here: