Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, host of Huffington Post's "All Together" podcast and CRCDS Commencement speaker, shares views on non-violent resistance

Rev. Raushenbush hosts a popular weekly podcast, "All Together," which brings together topical issues and influential leaders. His recent podcast discusses non-violent resistance in the face of oppression experienced on America's streets.

Rev. Raushenbush says he was inspired by the by Ta-Nehisi Coates' piece in the Atlantic called Non-Violence as Compliance. He was moved by provocative discussions with Rev. Raphael Warnock from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev.Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, and Marc Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor at Morehouse College. Included in the podcast is a clip from an interview with Rep. John Lewis on how and why Rev. Lewis dedicated his life to non-violent resistance.

To listen to this timely and inspiring podcast, please click here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/rethinking-nonviolence-resistance_b_7170224.html

 

 

 

CRCDS in the Media: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in the News

Many members of the CRCDS community participated in gatherings, prayer services, lectures and celebrations in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day of Observance on Monday, January 19th.

Several of our faculty, alumni/ae and students were captured in news coverage, print articles and online.  Please click on the following links to view some of these stories:

CRCDS participates in the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York:

http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/801597/rochester-s-annual-mlk-celebration-moves-those-in-attendance/ 

CRCDS Faculty member Dr. James Evans speaks in Providence, Rhode Island:

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/content/20150119-mlk-scholarship-breakfast-speaker-calls-for-end-of-oppression-distrust.ece

CRCDS M.Div. student Robert Hoggard is invited to speak in Middletown, CT

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20150119/knowledge-is-power-say-middletown-mlk-day-speakers

 

CRCDS D.Min. student & Episcopal priest Deborah Duguid-May advocates for homeless

Deborah Duguid-May, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity school student and priest at Trinity Episcopal Church in Greece, NY, spoke out recently on the City of Rochester-ordered razing of tents occupied by the homeless last weekend.

The homeless community, dubbed "Sanctuary Village," is located under a bridge and housed up to 35 people, many of whom struggle with mental illness and drug addiction.

"This is just not OK," Duguid-May said, noting that people at her church on Sunday morning, many of whom learned of the city's actions through photos posted on social media, "were just horrified."

"We're the problem, the homeless aren't the problem," she said. "We're not taking care of our community. You don't bulldoze a human community."

To read more about this story, please click here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/12/21/homeless-clinging-encampment/20745835/

 

 

 

Dr. McMickle reacts to Ferguson, MO verdict

Following are two news clips from last evening's events surrounding the grand jury's decision regarding the death of Michael Brown.

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle was interviewed before and after the verdict was announced.

Pre-verdict:

http://www.whec.com/videos/index.shtml?vid=5468327&v=1

Post-verdict:

http://www.whec.com/article/stories/s3630578.shtml

Dr. McMickle will be issuing a statement on the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog as well.

 

 

 

WHEC-TV 10 Interviews Dr. Mark Brummitt on Creationism

On Tuesday, October 29th, WHEC-TV News10 interviewed CRCDS Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies Dr. Mark Brummitt regarding the Big Bang theory and Pope Francis' remark that "evolution is not inconsistent with the notion of creation."

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design.   Dr. Brummitt commented on the Pope's statement.

Watch the video clip here: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3603655.shtml?cat=565

If you are interested in discussing thought-provoking issues like these, you won't want to miss Dr. Brummitt's "Stories of Creation: Adam, Eve and Frankenstein (RE CS 262) beginning in January.  It's easy to audit a class!  Click here for information:

http://www.crcds.edu/applying-to-crcds/

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