The following talk was given by Melanie Duguid-May, John Price Crozer Professor of Theology for the program "Faith Based Initiatives of Women in the Struggle for Gender Equity & Justice."The speech was delivered at the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue & the Institute for Pluralism at Nazareth College on March 25, 2014.
Dr. Paul Hammer will mark the 66th anniversary of his first sermon by preaching at Mountain Rise United Church of Christ, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Paul Hammer was Professor of New Testament at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for 27 years before retiring in 1995. A Nebraskan and Navy veteran, his theological education was at Yale and Germany’s Heidelberg University. After 10 years as a seminary Professor of New Testament in Wisconsin and Minnesota, came to Colgate Rochester in 1968.
Paul Hammer has been a member at Mountain Rise church for more than 30 years with wife Esther and daughter Elisabeth. He continues occasional teaching, preaching, and writing. As he preaches on March 16, Paul will also be celebrating his 88th birthday. Mountain Rise United Church of Christ is located at 2 Mountain Rise, Fairport NY 14450. http:www.mtriseucc.org/
Kit Miller, Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Kit Miller has served as the director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence since 2009. Her prior position was as director/celebrator of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication in Oakland, California. In part after coming to understand through prayer and meditation about violence within the human heart and mind, and in part responding to the challenges of parenting, Kit began learning about and organizing for nonviolence for the past 22 years in many capacities. In addition to leading the Institute and teaching nonviolence, she works on community projects related to restorative justice, sustainability and race as applications of nonviolence in Rochester. Kit co-leads retreats each year in California and at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, working with activists from around the world. She has 3 children and is grateful to have been happily married for almost 23 years.
Ms. Miller will be presenting at the Spring Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 as part of the Nonviolent Communication Training (JC Wynn Lecture)
NEW OFFERING: FALL 2014 – Master of Arts in Kairos Studies
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announced a new Masters track in Kairos Studies beginning in the fall of 2014. The MA in Kairos Studies provides students with unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of Kairos from biblical, theological and historical perspectives. Kairos, a Greek word for "time," refers to "God's time" – a concept in sharp contrast to the chronological time by which we most often order our day-to-day lives.
Kairos represents God’s “in-breaking” into the times in which we live, providing an essential lens through which we must view, understand and ultimately respond to the realities of our present lives. The new master’s track in Kairos Studies engages the Global Kairos Movement while continuing the CRCDS legacy of justice with an emphasis on the social gospel. Through the exploration of Kairos, students will learn how to live out the foundational values of justice and love as they are applied specifically to both global and local contexts, while engaging this growing, transformative movement. The MA in Kairos Studies will provide opportunities for global travel as well as a three-month immersion project. It provides students with the concrete tools necessary to speak truth to power, to advocate for the “least of these”, to build communities of radical reconciliation and to boldly proclaim the Gospel.
The degree program consists of 16 courses, 12 required and 4 electives.
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Christian Belief Today
- Black Church Studies
- Women and Gender Studies
- Faith & Christian Response to Pluralism
- Kairos Moments in American Religious History
- Organizing for Change: Tools and Discernment
- Introduction to Kairos Studies
- Introduction to Kairos Immersion Final Project (2 course equivalence)
Elective Courses (students may choose 4 of the following):
- Ministry on the Margins
- Small Christian Communities
- Abrahamic Faiths & the Making of War and Peace
- Global Reading of the Bible
- Preaching Difficult Texts
- Feminist/Womanist Preaching
- Preaching Contemporary Issues
- Introduction to Islam