ISM Art Tour: David Michalek: 14 Stations

David Michalek: 14 Stations, is on display at Yale Divinity School. This photography exhibit is modeled on the traditional Stations of the Cross.

Working with women and men transitioning out of homelessness, Michalek  posed them to enact each station, with a different man or woman assuming the role of Christ.

Katharine Luce will lead a talk with prayer devotions today in the gallery at 1 p.m.

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The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will speak at Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School on Monday, February 25 from 5:30-6:30pm, followed by a reception in the Common Room.

The book jacket notes Alexander “argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it”.

Alexander shows that, by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control.”

The book is the “all church read” for the Unitarian Universalists this year.… Continue

Just Food Conference at Yale Divinity School, Feb 22-23

Yale Divinity School will host Just Food, a conference on local food justice and sustainability on February 22 for Yale University and Greater-New Haven community members to connect, learn, eat, and celebrate.

Friday evening will include an introductory welcome by John Elder, Middlebury College professor emeritus of English and Environmental Studies, film screenings of Fresh and Soul Food Junkies, and a panel discussing the local food system.

Saturday will offer a community fair, multiple workshop sessions, a panel with New Haven Food Policy Council members, and a community lunch. All events are free and open to the public, and registration is required.… Continue

The Rev. Allan Boesak to Speak at YDS – February 5

Yale Divinity School is delighted to welcome the Reverend Dr. Allan Boesak to its campus February 5-6.

Dr. Boesak was a leading liberation theologian and activist in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and was President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches when that body declared apartheid a heresy in 1982. His own brand of radical Calvinism countered the Calvinism of the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa which often supported and justified apartheid.

In more recent years Boesak has been an outspoken proponent of gay rights and gay marriage. His books include: Black and Reformed: Apartheid, Liberation and the Calvinist Tradition, If this is Treason,
Then I am Guilty, and (most recently) The Tenderness of Conscience: African Renaissance and the Spirituality of Politics.… Continue