I had not anticipated the level of grief. The departure of Episcopal Divinity School to New York City was announced in February. The trustees had declared last summer that the school would cease granting degrees in Cambridge as of May 2017. The decision to partner with Union Theological Seminary represents a new identity for the school. UTS is a venerable institution with a history of outstanding scholarship and a commitment to the social gospel similar to that of EDS. No doubt God will use this partnership in fruitful ways. The announcement of Kelly Brown Douglas as its new dean augurs well for the future strength and vision of the institution in its new incarnation. Nevertheless, for the moment, we are sad.
Bishop's Blog: A farewell full of regret and gratitude
May 30, 2017