CRCDS Commencement now available for viewing online

Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who captured these wonderful moments from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Commencement, held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Rochester, NY) on May 14, 2016.

Click here to view the services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRNSP_9br8w&feature=em-subs_digest

Visit the "CRCDS Live" tab on the website to see clips of many other services, sermons, celebrations and events.

 

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/

6th Annual "Bells on the Hill" brings hundreds to CRCDS

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, several hundred visitors filled the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel for the 6th Annual CRCDS "Bells on the Hill."

One of the most popular events at CRCDS brought new and old friends together and included the singing of Christmas carols, ringing of the Tower Bells, and a special moment of silence and tolling of the bells, dedicated to victims of violence in our world. Rev. Diane Bogues, Student Recruiter at CRCDS, recited the poem, "For Our World" by 11-year old Mattie Stepanek.

Click here to read the poem:

http://thoughtmedicine.com/2010/09/for-our-world-a-poem-written-on-911-by-mattie-stepanek/

Many families and young children were in attendance and several "took to the stage" to participate in the festivities. Click here to watch a video recording of this beautiful evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZkYa0AJVio&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-unite-rochester-challenge