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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to Howard University School of Divinity!

Prospective students, alumni and friends, we are excited that you have chosen to visit our website. The School of Divinity is an extraordinary community of faithful learners and dedicated scholars. Founded in emancipation and forged in freedom, our institution has a rich and incomparable legacy. Ours is a compelling mission, “to educate and form academic and religious leaders to serve the church and society.”

Ours is a distinctive vision, to “celebrate the religious and cultural heritage of African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa.” From legacy to agency, and from strength to strength, we are working to establish an ever higher profile in the academy, church, and the world by preparing the next generation of religious leaders and scholars for transformative leadership and service.

Our collective dedication is to establish a profound theological witness, to advocate for the life of the mind and the life of the spirit, in research and scholarship, in ministry and service, in justice and advocacy, in power and in truth, for this present age. In a time of great and formidable change, creative agency and ethical ambition are called for in our neighborhoods, nation and world. Howard University School of Divinity is distinguished for its critically engaged scholarship and visionary leadership in ministry.

Our fierce and insistent commitment is to human community.

We invite you to join us!

In the Presence,
Alton B. Pollard, III

updated: December 6, 2012

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