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Andover Newton's M.T. Dávila Co-Authors Statement

More than 700 concerned Christian ethicists and theologians have signed a letter released Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, "condemning white supremacy, racism, neo-Nazi ideals, and xenophobic principles as sin against God," as reported by Sojourners. The statement was released in the wake of recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere in the country.

In an exceptional show of solidarity, theologians and spiritual leaders of the United Church of Christ's seven seminaries -- including Andover Newton's Martin B. Copenhaver -- and their colleagues are uniting as signatories on this call to action, denouncing "the profound moral evil of white supremacy" and urging all Christians to make concrete change to end the benefit of white privilege.

Yale Bible Study Project Seeks Evaluators

Pastors and Lay Leaders, is your church looking for an Adult Bible Study program for the fall? If so, perhaps you would be interested in participating in a focus group to evaluate the Yale Bible Study Project.

Andover Newton Takes on New Name at YDS

A new name harkens us back to the past and calls us forward into the future.

The formal agreement between Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School involves a change in Andover Newton’s name. In its Yale incarnation, the school will be known as Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, which signals both continuity with the past and a fresh beginning.

With New Location Comes a New Name

Dear friends,

For two years, Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School have been working diligently on a formal affiliation between our two schools. We can now celebrate the fruits of these efforts.

More than 450 Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian groups contacted

July 12, 2017

Grace and peace to you from Andover Newton Theological School.

We write today in an effort to continue to keep the public, and especially the Andover Newton community, updated on our efforts to repatriate sacred objects from our collection at the Peabody Essex Museum to the descendants of their rightful owners. This is part of our ongoing commitment to the proper treatment of Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian objects and an expression of our respect for the cultures from which they come and to which we seek to return these objects.

Well-regarded foundation to use Newton campus for educational purposes

Today (6.29.17), Andover Newton Theological School took the final steps toward selling its Newton Center campus to a well-regarded foundation that intends to use the site for educational purposes.

Almost 400 Tribes and Nations Contacted About Artifacts

Grace and peace to you from Andover Newton Theological School.

Special Service of Decommissioning for Chapel and Director

A sacred moment was shared at Andover Newton on May 20, a few hours before Spring Commencement, when the community offered a blessing of Adam Hearlson and a decommissioning service for Wilson Chapel. Community members offered memories. Tears were shed, and laughter was abundant.

Students Honored at Commencement

Andover Newton Theological School held its spring commencement on Saturday, May 20, at First Baptist Church in Newton. The following students received special honors at the ceremony:


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