Events Calendar

  • Wednesday 2/8/23

    • Feb 8, 2023
      Starts at 12:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2023-02-08T12:00:00 2023-02-08T12:00:00 America/New_York Reclaiming a Faithful Vision of Universal Human Rights with Allyson McKinney '16 M. Div. Zoom | February 1, 8, and 15 | 12 pm Eastern | 3 Sessions Scripture undeniably calls us to pursue justice in the world, and human rights provides a systemic, overarching framework for justice—one that aspires to protect the dignity and liberty of all people, everywhere. Christianity has made an indelible imprint on human rights, through unique theological and historic contributions. Yet we see the concept too often misunderstood, neglected, or misused across the country and within some religious communities. How can people of faith and goodwill reclaim a vision of inherent, universal human rights as a mode and measure of justice? This series will explore three Protestant theologians’ work on human rights in relation to pressing problems of injustice: systemic racism, rising nationalism, and enduring patriarchy. We’ll consider the legacy of exemplary faith leaders who have championed human rights. Join us and gain new insights to inform your own work for justice in the world. - Session One: “Human Rights in Light of Divine Love” - Session Two: “Human Rights in Light of Sacred Human Worth” - Session Three: “Human Rights in Light of Christ’s Solidarity with Humankind” The three sessions will occur on February 1, 8, and 15. false
  • Wednesday 2/15/23

    • Feb 15, 2023
      Starts at 12:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2023-02-15T12:00:00 2023-02-15T12:00:00 America/New_York Reclaiming a Faithful Vision of Universal Human Rights with Allyson McKinney '16 M. Div. Zoom | February 1, 8, and 15 | 12 pm Eastern | 3 Sessions Scripture undeniably calls us to pursue justice in the world, and human rights provides a systemic, overarching framework for justice—one that aspires to protect the dignity and liberty of all people, everywhere. Christianity has made an indelible imprint on human rights, through unique theological and historic contributions. Yet we see the concept too often misunderstood, neglected, or misused across the country and within some religious communities. How can people of faith and goodwill reclaim a vision of inherent, universal human rights as a mode and measure of justice? This series will explore three Protestant theologians’ work on human rights in relation to pressing problems of injustice: systemic racism, rising nationalism, and enduring patriarchy. We’ll consider the legacy of exemplary faith leaders who have championed human rights. Join us and gain new insights to inform your own work for justice in the world. - Session One: “Human Rights in Light of Divine Love” - Session Two: “Human Rights in Light of Sacred Human Worth” - Session Three: “Human Rights in Light of Christ’s Solidarity with Humankind” The three sessions will occur on February 1, 8, and 15. false
  • Sunday 2/19/23

    • Feb 19 – Mar 2
      Dubai
      Add to Calendar 2023-02-19T00:00:00 2023-03-02T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: UEA, Oman & Quater: Jewels of the Arabian Peninsula

       

      Discover the multi-faceted jewel that is the Arabian way of life on this journey to the United Arab Emirates, Oman & Qatar. From the sparkling cityscapes and ultra-modern amenities of Dubai and Doha to the historical preservation and timeless beauty in Abu Dhabi, where awe-inspiring mosques give way to modern art only a stone’s toss from the authentic charm of traditional Bedouin camps and erstwhile fishing villages. Wander through souks draped in glinting fabrics and spellbinding artisan crafts. Wind through Oman’s ancient cities golden dunes and lush oases. Explore the many faces of ancient cultures in the world renown museums of Qatar and the largest collection of artifacts of the Indus Valley Civilization. This is the Arabian world from every vantage point.

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  • Tuesday 2/28/23

    • Feb 28 – Mar 10
      Tahiti and French Polynesia
      Add to Calendar 2023-02-28T00:00:00 2023-03-10T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Academy Presents: Tahiti and French Polynesia

      Set sail for the idyllic islands and motus of French Polynesia. Enjoy the unmatched natural beauty, unique history, culture, and topography on Tahiti, Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine. Sample local cuisine including a traditional barbecue and French Polynesian fare on a private motu. Explore Tahiti’s west coast featuring visits to the sacred ’Ārahurahu Marae and the beautifully landscaped Spring Garden of Vaipahi. On Tahiti`s East coast, tour the well‑preserved former home of American author James Norman Hall, and see Point Venus, named for the observatory Captain Cook established here in 1769.Visit French Polynesia’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, the well‑preserved marae complex of Taputapuātea, comprised of a cultural landscape and a natural seascape. Behold idyllic Bora Bora, the proverbial vision of paradise with black basalt peaks cloaked in a thick tropical forest and silhouetted against sparkling turquoise waters. Enjoy a plentitude of options to explore the region’s majestic landscape and wildlife up close with opportunities to snorkel, swim, and kayak. Extend your time in paradise with an optional post-tour to Mo’orea.

      We invite you to explore our Virtual Tour of Tahiti and French Polynesia to learn more about the cultural heritage of this fascinating destination.

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  • Monday 3/6/23

    • Mar 6
      12:00PM – 1:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2023-03-06T12:00:00 2023-03-06T13:30:00 America/New_York Grant Writing for Congregational Leaders with Alison Cunningham '84 M.Div. Zoom | March 6 | 12 - 1:30 pm Eastern Alison Cunningham, Director of Professional Formation at YDS, will lead us in a conversation about the work of securing grant funding for your congregation. In this workshop, we will cover where to look for grant opportunities, how to write the application that “pops” and what to do once you are awarded the grant. Using both private and government grants as templates, we will break down the specifics so that you leave this workshop with tips to help you secure new funding for your congregation’s mission. false
  • Saturday 3/11/23

    • Mar 11 – Mar 19
      Puerto Rico
      Add to Calendar 2023-03-11T08:00:00 2023-03-19T20:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) in Puerto Rico

      The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) will work in the community of Cantera, an under-served and densely populated neighborhood in San Juan. Surrounded by bodies of water to the north, south and east, Cantera is a peninsula that stretches out into the contiguous San Jose and Corozos lagoons. The community was founded in the early 20th century by squatters from other parts of Puerto Rico. In the following decades, they successfully resisted all attempts to evict them. But the threat of eviction remains present (source IPS News). The community was heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and earthquake in 2020, but the government has made significant strides to rebuild many areas.

      YASC will partner once again with friends at Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE or New School Institute). Founded in 2008, INE is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving Puerto Rican students’ academic and socio-emotional outcomes through the implementation of Montessori education in the public school setting. It is currently operating in 53 schools and growing. Our service trip will focus on the Escuela Manuel Elzaburu y Vizcarrondo, a pre-k through sixth grade, public elementary school with 261 students, located in the heart of Cantera. The school was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in 2020, but it has been recently renovated. Principal José Ricardo De Jesús and school staff are very much looking forward to hosting our group of volunteers in March 2023!

       

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  • Tuesday 3/21/23

  • Saturday 3/25/23

    • Mar 25
      8:00AM – 5:00PM
      New Haven, CT
      Add to Calendar 2023-03-25T08:00:00 2023-03-25T17:00:00 America/New_York Tending the Adolescent Soul: Offering Hope in an Age of Despair with Mark Yaconelli The pandemic, climate change disasters, racism, political vitriol, misogyny, the erosion of rights and mass death is taking an overwhelming toll on American families, churches, and communities. Recent studies reveal an unprecedented rate of adolescent depression, anxiety, and loneliness leading to high rates of suicide and substance abuse. How do we minister among young people (and families) who no longer experience God's peace in the world? How can we develop counter-cultural ministries that offer young people the rest and resiliency of Jesus? In a retreat-like atmosphere, author, youth worker, and community activist Mark Yaconelli will invite participants to recover the pure medicines of Christian formation: silence, story, and service. New Haven, CT — 409 Prospect Street false
  • Wednesday 4/19/23

    • Apr 19
      12:00PM – 1:30PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-19T12:00:00 2023-04-19T13:30:00 America/New_York Internal Welcome and External Witness: LGBTQ Youth Ministry with Deacon Ross Murray Zoom | April 19 | 12 - 1:30 pm Eastern In your local communities and congregations, 20% of GenZ now identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Therefore, it is important to know what are the particular nuances of youth ministry with and for LGBTQ youth. Deacon Murray will speak about LGBTQ inclusion in our youth ministries, and how to be specifically welcoming of those who are in the process of discovering their sexual and gender identities. We will also explore the theology and values that should undergird LGBTQ youth ministry, pushing us beyond our own congregational settings, out into the wider world. false