Welcome

Welcome to YDS Sustainability, a Divinity School resource for sharing progress and opportunities as we aspire each day to learn, live, and lead more responsibly into the future. We take seriously the ecological, social, and economic challenges ever-present in our world; and we seek to turn our gifts into good examples that will support our communities and guide our graduates. 
 

From the 2013-2016 YDS Sustainability Action Plan:

The Church and world need theological institutions to respond to our ecological, economic, and social challenges by articulating a vision that speaks to Christian values, other world religions, and modern science. By drawing on partnerships with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, The Forum on Religion and Ecology, the Institute of Sacred Music, Berkeley Divinity School, Yale’s Office of Sustainability and other Yale and New Haven neighbors, YDS aims to be at the forefront of theological institutions enacting sustainable practices that promote social and ecological flourishing now and in the future. Read more here.

News

May 4, 2015
The Fall 2014 Reflections, At Risk: Our Food, Our Water, Ourselves, Yale Divinity School’s journal of theological and ethical inquiry, won the Associated Church Press...
April 7, 2015
Come explore the resources at Yale Divinity School Library for religion and ecology with both theological and practical responses to environmental issues. From November 2014-...
April 7, 2015
On April 8, Yale will host a panel discussion on how Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on the environment could transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-...
March 19, 2015
Norman Wirzba (YDS ‘88), professor of theology and ecology at Duke University, visited Yale Divinity School April 13-14, 2015, for several events connected to our year-long...
February 22, 2015
Jordan Trumble, (MDiv ’15) is a native West Virginian and the Summer Program Coordinator at Peterkin Conference Center in the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.  The...
February 9, 2015
How do mental, spiritual, ecological, and communal wellness contribute to sustainability?   This year’s All-School Conference, February 16-21, invites the entire...