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Andover Newton Theological School will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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Prayer Precedes Gov. Baker's State of the Commonwealth Address

Andover Newton Theological School is proud to have played a part in Gov. Charlie Baker's first State of the Commonwealth Address. Dr. Sarah B. Drummond, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Ministerial Leadership, delivered the invocation on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.

The prepared text of Dean Drummond's invocation is below:

Dear Andover Newton Community,

Grace and peace to you in this New Year.  

Below is information that responds to frequently asked questions about Andover Newton's bold new direction. It also includes news about where we are in our planning process. 

We are committed to keeping you informed about the latest developments regarding our beloved school.

In faith,
Martin Copenhaver

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Is Andover Newton closing?

President Martin B. Copenhaver is editing a new blog, "Lead Time," chronicling the life of Andover Newton Theological School in this time of historic change. The first entry sees President Copenhaver thinking about how we react to change and loss and new opportunities.

The blog is written using the platform Medium.com, which allows readers to easily Follow a blog and receive updates through Facebook, Twitter, or email and to easily share content with others.

The following letter was released to the Andover Newton community on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, regarding the school's efforts to repatriate Native American artifacts given to the school in the 1800s and early 1900s.


Dear Andover Newton Community,

Andover Newton alumni/ae are invited to participate in a webinar about the new direction of the school. The session will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. EST and will last about one hour.

Register online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information, please contact Ruth Edens by email or call (617) 831-2409.

Andover Newton President the Rev. Martin B. Copenhaver has issued the following statement in the wake of terrorist bombings in Paris, France:


Dear Friends,

Today, Andover Newton leadership and trustees shared with the community its plans to move in a bold new direction to ensure the school’s 208-year commitment to our work and mission continue to thrive. This plan will include either significantly narrowing the school’s focus or embedding with a similar institution such as Yale Divinity School. While discussions are ongoing, we believe these options offer Andover Newton the best opportunity to fulfill its mission in new, creative ways.

We thank the attendees and panelists at Subverting the Gospel of Guns, our Oct.

A few stories have appeared in news outlets in the last several weeks regarding artifacts owned by Andover Newton that are currently housed at the Peabody Essex Museum.  Since some of those stories have included misinformation or a lack of current information, I am writing to clarify the matter.

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