On October 17, 2014, The General Theological Seminary issues this statement:
“Shaping the future leaders of our Church is a responsibility we take very seriously; to that end, the concerns raised by eight members of the Faculty were given full consideration by both the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. Our chief goal is a fruitful and fulfilling school year for our students.
“We are above all an institution of the Church, and we – both as individuals and as officials of the Seminary – strive to conduct ourselves in a manner befitting our guiding Christian principles. Read more...
Sunday, October 19
Monday, October 20
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, October 22
Thursday, October 23 – St. Read more...
The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is in Holiday Mode until Monday, October 20 for Fall Break and Reading Days.
Thank you for your insightful, caring, and helpful letter to the board. Your unique role in being on campus and hearing first hand from the various parties involved, in a situation which grieves us all deeply, is instructive. We thank you for your heartfelt words.
As stated in our letter of September 30th, our primary concern is all of you who put your faith in us and chose to attend General Seminary. Read more...
To the beloveds of God’s church in the world
Some of you may be following the unfolding of various controversies surrounding The General Seminary of The Episcopal Church here in New York City and around me, it’s Dean and President. Until today, there were three main issues: (1) allegations against me personally, (2) faculty employment issues, and (3) overarching and intensely serious issues regarding the future of Christian theological education in America, in The Episcopal Church, and at General Seminary. Read more...
There have been numerous questions and accusations regarding General Seminary’s Board of Trustees’ decision to accept the resignations of eight former faculty members. Provided below are the two letters sent to the Board from the former faculty members, dated September 17, 2014 and September 25, 2014. We believe the letters speak for themselves.
The redactions are at the request of Counsel due to the pendency of the Independent Counsel’s investigation of the same allegations. Read more...
THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
September 30, 2014
Yesterday, after much prayer and deliberation and after consulting our legal counsel, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary voted with great regret to accept the resignations of eight members of the Seminary faculty. The Board came to this decision with heavy hearts, but following months of internal divisions around the future direction of General Seminary, some faculty member’s demands for action not possible under the governing structure of the Seminary, and the eight faculty members’ refusal to teach, attend meetings, or even worship, it has become clear that this is the best path forward in educating our students and shaping them into leaders of the church. Read more...
Sunday, October 5
Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
At a service on the evening of September 25, 2014, thirty-three entering students at The General Theological Seminary signed the Matriculation book, the same book signed by the first class in 1822 and every entering class since. After the service the Matriculation dinner was held, continuing a tradition of toasts, speeches and joyful recognition and welcoming of the newest members of the GTS community.
Sunday, September 28
Monday, September 29 – St. Michael and All Angels
Tuesday, September 30
Wednesday, October 1
Thursday, October 2
Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, September 21
Monday, September 22 – St. Matthew (trfd)
Tuesday, September 23
Sunday, September 14
Monday, September 15 – Holy Cross Day (trfd)
Tuesday, September 16
Wednesday, September 17
Thursday, September 18
The Way of Wisdom is a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. Rather than separating education, formation and experience, The Way of Wisdom requires a complete blending of each. To read more about The Way of Wisdom, including Dean Kurt H. Dunkle’s article, “Diving into the Deep End,” go to www.gts.edu/wisdom.
Each month GTS News is featuring one faculty member’s reflection on The Way of Wisdom. Read more...
On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Read more...
With gratitude to God, The General Theological Seminary gives thanks to over 1,000 individuals, parishes, and foundations that supported our fundraising efforts during the 2013–2014 Academic Year. In recognition of their generosity, we have installed a list of donors in the main lobby of its campus. Our supporters are an important affirmation of our heritage and our future, and they participate in our call to provide a voice and vision for a generous Anglican witness in worship and service. Read more...