CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle to speak at Mercy Spirituality Center's 8th Summer Institute

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will speak at Mercy Spirituality Center's Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

The three-day workshop, entitled, "Practicing Mercy & Justice: Partners Toward Equity" will be held at St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry, 120 French Road, Rochester, NY, 14618.

Dr. McMickle will focus on mercy and justice from a faith perspective. He will address the practical reality of the effects of poverty and racism on individuals and on society as a whole.  Dr. McMickle will also extend to attendees a call to personal and communal conversion.

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School alumnus Rev. William Wilkinson (CRCDS '06) joins the program as a panelist on Thursday, July 14, 2016, reflecting on Pope Francis' dialogue with and call to the American people in his September 2015 address.

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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.

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Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, one of five finalists for Rochester Women's Network "W" Award

Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, was one of five honorees chosen to receive the prestigious Rochester Women's Network "W" award at the organization's 30th annual awards ceremony on May 24th.

Rochester Women's Network (RWN), the oldest and largest networking group for women in the Rochester area, bestows the "W" award annually to a woman, nominated by her peers, who exemplifies outstanding leadership, compassion, mentoring skills and guidance in helping other women. Elaine Spaull, Director of the Center for Youth, Rochester city council member and 2005 "W" award recipient, emceed the event  at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Victor, NY.

Dr. Moore, a beloved part of the CRCDS faculty since 2005, has dedicated her professional life to improving conditions for society's marginalized citizens. She served as Executive Director of Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry for ten years, managed Highland Hospital's Center for Women and has been involved with Interfaith Ministry of Preaching and Retreat work since 1972.

The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) printed a story on RWN's "W" award finalists. Click here to read the article:





CRCDS Community is saddened to announce the passing of Alumnus and Trustee Rev. Dr. Albert P. Rowe

Rev. Dr. Albert P. Rowe, a dedicated pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ, a Crozer alumnus of the Class of 1962 and a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, passed away on May 13, 2016.

Dr. Rowe guided thousands of people from the pulpit he led for 45 years, until he retired in 2013. He lived an exemplary life of service to others and personified the CRCDS values.  His funeral, on May 21, 2016, was held at Calvary Baptist Church. His obituary is listed here:

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CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle on what we can do about poverty, racism, and violence

The Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) has featured prominently in the Rochester news over the past year. This organization, guided by a board of community leaders that includes CRCDS President, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, was formed to address vital issues related to confronting and ultimately eliminating poverty in the greater Rochester, NY area.

While organizations such as these need our support, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle reminds us that we, as citizens, can utilize four powerful weapons against poverty: our visions, values, voices and our votes.

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