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Register Now! “Women & Gender Perspectives on Faith, Belief and Understanding” begins August 28th

CRCDS John Price Crozer Professor of Theology, Dr. Melanie Duguid-May will teach the online course “Women & Gender Perspectives on Faith, Belief And Understanding” beginning Monday, August 28, 2017. The course explores the ways women have forged paths and claimed their own voices, exercised leadership in ministry and mission, and organized for social change. Click on the post’s headline to see the course flyer and details as well as registration information.

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CRCDS and Top Capital of New York explore new campus location for proposed building

After extensive engagement with campus neighbors and community organizations, CRCDS and Top Capital of New York, LLC have agreed to explore a new campus location for the proposed facility that will house CRCDS upon the sale of the Goodman Street campus. The new proposed location is on the current site of Andrews and Saunders residence halls, on the northeast side of the campus.

Initial plans announced in March, 2017 called for a 30,000 square foot building to be constructed along Highland Avenue. While this plan would have allowed for a separate entrance for the school and a more expedient facility construction, it also raised concerns about the loss of green space, particularly since the proposed location was in close proximity to Highland Park.

The plan calls for demolition of the two buildings, built in 1958 and 1963, with construction of the new two-and-a-half-story building slated for completion in 2018. “CRCDS takes its relationship with the community seriously,” says CRCDS Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Thomas McDade Clay. “After listening carefully to the concerns of our neighbors, the CRCDS Trustees and Top Capital decided that the new facility would be better situated up on the Hill among the existing campus buildings, rather than along Highland Avenue.”

Initial plans for the facility in the new location will be presented to CRCDS in the next few weeks and will be formally shared with the community soon thereafter.

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Save the Date! CRCDS 2017 Fall Lectures: Poverty, Policy & Economic Justice

Save the Date! CRCDS 2017 Fall Lectures, “Poverty, Policy & Economic Justice” will be held Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 5, 2017. Highlights include a panel featuring the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative led by Leonard Brock, the Janice Lynn Cohen Symposium, “Child Literacy as a Health Indicator” and the African American Legacy Lecture. Lectures also include the Christian Faith & LGBT Experience Lecture with Milo Primeaux, LGBT Rights Project Staff Attorney at Empire Justice Center.

Please call (585) 340-9643 for more information. Details and registration will be available at

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Message from CRCDS Black Student Caucus President Damond A. Wilson

Dear Friends,

The Black Student Caucus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, responsible for encouraging diversity and equipping black clergy for high-level leadership roles, celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2017-2018 academic year! As we transition into a new phase of life here at CRCDS, we pause to reflect on our past and, as a community, honor our shared heritage and commitment to social justice. As the current CRCDS Black Student Caucus President, I am spearheading several initiatives. Please click on the headline to read more!

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Shop on Amazon Smile and benefit CRCDS!

Great news! CRCDS is now enrolled in the Amazon Smile Foundation partnership. Every time you shop on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products will be donated to the school. Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products,...
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“A Sad Day for Castile’s Child” by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's post, "A Sad Day for Castile's Child" was published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle recently: "Happy Father's Day. That phrase was echoed across the country as the focus was placed upon the role that father's have...
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CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle receives “Making Democracy Work Award” from League of Women Voters

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle received the Making Democracy Work Award from the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan area on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Dr. McMickle was honored along with The Honorable Louise Slaughter at the League's Annual...
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Women and Gender Program at CRCDS holds gathering June 26, 2017

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society of CRCDS is celebrating 25 years! CRCDS is taking this opportunity to reflect on the impact of this program and to vision forward for the next 25 years. Sisters from many faiths, communities and perspectives have been invited to converse and strategize together at a gathering on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will share a light salad meal, in our Refectory, 1100 S. Goodman St. Rochester, NY, 14620.

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New Models program at CRCDS awarded $50,000 grant to expand programs

The Association of Theological Schools Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education has awarded the New Models program at CRCDS a $50,000 grant.

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“When Will We Ever Learn?” by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

In a recent "Unite Rochester" blog post regarding the recent attack on Syria by the United States, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle wrote: "I am a devoted follower of the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. At the heart of those teachings is his view that...
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Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for the 2017-2018 Opening Convocation in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel at 4:00 pm. All are welcome.
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 5 @ 8:30 pm Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Save the Date! CRCDS 2017 Fall Lectures, “There will always be poor in our land” (Deuteronomy 16:11)…Why? Poverty, Policy & Economic Justice will be held October 2-5, 2017. Lectures include: African American Legacy Lecture, The[...]
Nov 14 all-day Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus
All are welcome to see what CRCDS is all about. Sit in on a class, visit with students and experience a chapel service.  More information to follow.