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Episcopal Divinity School@Union board meets in NYC

Affiliating with a non-denominational seminary, Douglas said, strengthens EDS’s vocation to train leaders for a worldwide church. “The Episcopal Church isn’t so diverse, but the Anglican Communion is,” “Union pushes us to connect more with the Anglican Communion”

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Confusion in Cambridge over EDS property sale

This story has been edited for clarity.

Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA recently decided to close its Cambridge campus and move in with Union Theological Seminary in New York City. But Cambridge Day reports that a plan presented to city council to purchase EDS property in order to provide affordable housing may be more complicated than it first appeared.

There was a lot of excitement Monday over the idea of buying the eight-acre Episcopal Divinity School near Harvard Square and turning […]

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EDS Board appoints committees to navigate transitions

“We hope, especially if you are sad or angry, you will find the wherewithal to stick with us during this year of transition and contribute your prayers, your support, and your best wishes to the seminary we all love and to the people who will be working to close this chapter of its history and open the next.”

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The EDS Board decision: a reply from the Alumni/ae Executive Committee

The Alumni/ae Executive Committee has replied to the decision by the Episcopal Divinity School Board of Trustees:

We’re not saying things can go on as they are (even though the draw on the endowment has been steadily coming down), but are asking for time to explore some really interesting possibilities for partnerships or mergers with other institutions that will allow EDS to continue to have a voice in the Episcopal Church. Shutting down the degree granting at this point effectively shuts down EDS’s ability to offer itself as a viable partner. (Karen Meridith, Executive Committee member)

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Letter from EDS Board of Trustees on the transition of The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale

Letter from Episcopal Divinity School:

The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has served this community as President and Dean, of the Episcopal Divinity School for over five years. She has informed us that she will not be seeking a renewal of her contract and she wishes to explore new challenges and step down as President and Dean.

We accept her decision with gratitude for her service and for what she has accomplished during her tenure. Since her appointment over five years ago, […]

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