Graduate And Professional

Making the Holidays Happier

“Making the Holidays Happier” helps employees identify some of the factors that contribute to holiday stress. It also explores a variety of ways to create the kind of holiday celebration that meets individual needs. Attendees will be able to make bet ter choices for the holidays while lowering stress levels, improving family relationships and having more fun.
Participants will:
• Identify factors that contribute to holiday stress
• Practice techniques for keeping expectations realistic
• Make a plan for approaching the holidays differently this year

If These Walls Could Sing

This director’s talk and advanced screening of the upcoming film “If These Walls Could Sing,” from Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen. Discussion moderated by Rachel Fine, executive director of Yale Schwarzman Center.

VIRTUAL: Internal Welcome and External Witness: LGBTQ Youth Ministry with Deacon Ross Murray

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.

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?

Session | Incentives and Manifestations: The American Theater as Monument

There are many monuments in American Theater Making:
The monument that is the structure of American Capitalism
The monument that is the American Theater Industrial Complex
The monument that is Shakespeare and his canon of plays.
The monument that is the play, Othello
The monument that is the character of Othello.
All of these monuments support one another and are foundational to the ways that we create and distribute theater today.

VIRTUAL: Reclaiming a Faithful Vision of Universal Human Rights with Allyson McKinney '16 M. Div.

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?

VIRTUAL: Reclaiming a Faithful Vision of Universal Human Rights with Allyson McKinney '16 M. Div.

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?

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