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The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright event planned for tonight, March 9, has been postponed to a later date. Please hold Rev. Dr. Wright in your prayers, as he is ill. We also would appreciate you notifying any friends or churches that may not see this message. Please stay tuned for information about a new date and time for this event.

Dear Friends of Andover Newton,

I am sorry to inform you that beloved long-time faculty member, Dr. Meredith “Jerry” Handspicker, died earlier this week.  He is remembered with great appreciation and affection by Andover Newton faculty, alumni/ae, and others who have been part of the wider Andover Newton community. 

The Rev. Dr. Max L. Stackhouse passed away at the age of 80 at his home in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 30. After graduating from DePauw University and Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Stackhouse was ordained by the United Church of Christ and went on to be internationally recognized as a theologian in the field of Christian social ethics. After early involvement in the civil rights movement, he pioneered work in public theology, economics, globalization, and ecclesiastical concerns. Dr.

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.

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