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 Award of Excellence (first place) for “Reporting and Writing - Theme Issue, Section or Series - Journal” for the year 2014.
As the leading organization for publications, writers, and editors associated with theological schools, denominations, and other religious organizations, the Associated Church Press sponsors the annual awards. Reflections also won Award of Merit “General Excellence - Best in Class - Print/Journal” (second place). In the category of “Theological or Scholarly Article,” Jennifer A. Herdt and Robert Herdt won Honorable Mention for “The Feeding of the 12 Billion” in the Fall 2014 issue. Reflections editor Ray Waddle also won Award of Merit for non-fiction book–Undistorted God: Reclaiming Faith Despite the Cultural Noise.
The Associated Church Press announced the full list of awards in May 2015 in Toronto.
The awards come as Yale Divinity School completes a year-long series of events and programs tied to “Building Sustainable Communities.” Events included Nourish New Haven, the annual food justice and sustainability conference with greater Yale and New Haven partners, Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe with The Forum on Religion and Ecology, Sara Miles’ visit and the all-school book Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, and Norman Wirzba’s return to YDS and talk–Why Theological Education Needs Ecology. The year also included the first cohort of students participating in Ministry for the Earth Community, created by YDS Sustainability and The Forum on Religion and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker, The Reverend Stephanie Johnson, James Jenkins, and Rachel Field.
Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim also organized a Yale University panel “Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His New Climate Encyclical Matters.” Tucker interviewed His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje after his Chubb Lecture–“Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment.”
|Potatoes||Kathryn Stripling Byer|
|The Feeding of the 12 Billion||Robert W. Herdt|
|Divine Possibility: Ending Hunger by 2030||Derick Dailey|
|God the Gardener||Norman Wirzba|
|New Alliances of Science and Spirit||Gregory E. Sterling|
|Yale Divinity Farm: A Story About Starting||Andrew K. Barnett|
|Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter||Andrew K. Barnett|
|Give Us Bread||Sara Miles|
|From the Dean||Gregory E. Sterling|