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:






View CRCDS 2015 Fall Lectures online

Thank you to all who attended Fall Lectures, October 5-8, 2015. If you missed them, please visit the CRCDS Media YouTube channel:

Fall Lectures uploaded for viewing include:
“Veterans, Moral Injury & Soul Repair”
Rita N. Brock, Ph.D.

African American Legacy Lecture: “Challenging Disabilities: Theories, Themes and Trials”
Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher, Ph.D.

Christian Faith and LGBT Experience
Chris Hilderbrant & Gregory Girard, co-presenters

The Gene Bartlett Lecture: “We Lived by Not Noticing: Re-Imaging the Text in a Disabled Culture”
Gail Riccuiti, D.D.

The Gene Barlett Lecture: “Knapsack Artistry and the Accessible Text”
Gail Riccuitti, D.D.

To view the Gene Bartlett chapel service with guest preacher, Dr. Gail Ricciuti, please click here:


Save the Date: March 28-31, 2016!

 CRCDS Spring Lectures, "Wisdom is found among the aged: Come Seek Wisdom" 

Highlights include:

  • Class of 1966 50th Reunion Dinner
  • Stanley I. Stuber Lectures with Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • Distinguished Alumni/ae Dinner
  • J.C. Wynn Lecture with Dr. Amy Hanson
  • Christian Faith & LGBT Experience Film and Discussion
  • African American Legacy Lecture with Dr. Dorothy Smith-Ruiz

Details and registration will be available on our website soon.








Watch Dr. Barbara Moore's "Lectionary for Life" series online

A new season is here and with it comes a new series of lectionaries and sermons given by Dr.  Barbara A. Moore, Dean of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society and Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology.

To view Dr. Moore's Lectionary for September 2015, click here:

Click here to view Dr. Moore's September 2015 sermon:

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: