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Divinity School

Timeless Wisdom, Cherished Values

Yale Divinity School fulfills the university’s historic mission of training leaders for the church and world. Since 1701, students have attended Yale for an outstanding theological education. Today, they come from across the globe to study in Yale Divinity School’s thriving ecumenical environment. From the rigorous examination of ancient texts to contemporary explorations of ministry and justice, YDS faculty and students engage in profound work that connects humanity with its timeless wisdom and most cherished values.

Inspiring Minds, Supporting Leaders

Your gifts to Yale Divinity School ensure the world’s rising generation of leaders receive an exemplary theological education in a flourishing community of faith and intellect. Gifts to financial aid enable our diverse students to follow their callings without taking on significant debt. Further addressing student need, our Living Village project will provide affordable living space, fostering community and belonging while creating a visionary, “sustainable-building” residential complex that makes a profound theological and ecological statement.

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Sterling Professor Emeritus of Divinity and former dean Harold Attridge leads a toast to the YDS Bicentennial and newly launched campaign

December 8, 2022

Answering the Call at Yale Divinity School

YDS launches We Are Called campaign to raise $130 million by 2026.
Professor Peter Hawkins ’75 PhD

December 5, 2022

From the Sublime to the Divine: Honoring a Professor of Theology and Literature

A new scholarship fund at the Yale Divinity School honors Professor Emeritus Peter Hawkins for his dedication to students and his enduring influence on the study of religion and literature.
Aerial view of Yale Divinity School

May 12, 2022

Divinity School Honors George and Carol Bauer

A recent celebration in New York city honored George and Carol Bauer for their support of Yale Divinity School and the Living Village—a sustainable residential complex.
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