The Episcopal Divinity School is a seminary of the Episcopal Church based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Known throughout the Anglican Communion for progressive teaching and action on issues of civil rights and social justice, its faculty and students have been directly involved in many of the social controversies surrounding the Episcopal Church in the latter half of the 20th century and at the start of the 21st. While an Episcopal seminary, it also trains students from other denominations not seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church and has since 2011 had a relationship with the Metropolitan Community Church in which the latter's candidates for ordination may train at the Episcopal Divinity School and receive specific instruction on Metropolitan Community Church polity as part of their degree programs.
The Episcopal Divinity School offers Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degrees, as well as Certificates in Anglican Studies, and has a history of relationship with Harvard Divinity School, including a cross-registration program. The Episcopal Divinity School is a member of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of nine Boston-area seminaries and divinity schools that share library and academic resources and allow cross-registration for courses. Since 2010, it shares part of its campus with Lesley University and also offers cross-registration and pools resources with that school.
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