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Minister , religious author

Malcolm Boyd, Minister, religious author. Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1955. Malcolm Boyd Collection and Archives established Boston University, 1973; Recipient Integrity International award, 1978; Union American Hebrew Congregations award, 1980.


Boyd, Malcolm was born on June 8, 1923 in Buffalo. Son of Melville and Beatrice (Lowrie) Boyd.


Bachelor of Arts, University Arizona, 1944; Bachelor of Divinity, Church Division School Pacific, 1954; postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1955; School of Theology and Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1956; Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Church Division School of Pacific, 1995.


Vice president, general manager, Pickford, Rogers & Boyd, 1949-1951; rector in, Indianapolis, 1957-1959; chaplain, Colorado State University, 1959-1961; chaplain, Wayne State University, 1961-1965; national field representative, Episcopal Society Cultural and Racial Unity, 1965-1968; resident fellow, Calhoun College, Yale University, 1968-1971; associate fellow, Calhoun College, Yale University, since 1971; writer-priest in residence, St. Augustine-by-the Sea Episcopal Church, 1982-1995; chaplain to commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Ministries of Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, since 1993. Lecturer World Council Churches, Switzerland, 1955, 64. Columnist Pittsburgh Courier, 1962-1965.

Resident guest Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, 1974;chaplain Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Commission Episcopal Diocese Los Angeles, since 1989. Poet-in-residence Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Los Angeles, since 1996.


  • Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1955.



Active voter registration, Mississippi, Alabama, 1963, 64. Member Los Angeles City/County Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force. Member National Council Churches (film awards committee 1965), P.E.N. (president Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center United States West 1984-1987), American Center, Authors Guild, Integrity, National Gay Task Force, Clergy and Laity Concerned (national board), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Amnesty International, Episcopalian Peace Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation (national committee).


Life partner Mark Thompson.

Melville Boyd

Beatrice (Lowrie) Boyd