Bachelor of Arts, American International College, 1950; Master of Arts, American International College, 1951; Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1959; Certificate, Institut Oecumenique, Geneva, 1955.
Ordained to ministry, United Church of Christ
chaplain, instructor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1957-1962;
associate director, Quaker Confs. in Southern Asia, 1962-1964;
senior research officer, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 1964-1967;
secretary for specialized assistance, World Council Churches, 1967-1968;
now consultant. Professor Christian social ethics, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1968-1974;
vice president, dean, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1974-1986;
acting president, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1986-1987;
president, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1987-1997. Chairman development commission World Council Churches.
Member education commission National Council Churches, 1972-1974. Member church world service committee. Incorporating member Center for Exploration Values and Meaning.
Board directors international affairs division American Friends Service Committee, division overseas ministries of Christian Church.
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Board directors Indiana Opera Theatre, International Center Indianapolis, The Gemmer Foundation, Indiana Committee Economic Education, Martin Luther King Multiservice Center, Indiana-Kentucky Conference United Church of Christ, board directors, chair finance committee. Member Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. Moderator First Congressional Church.
Chairman Church World Service Board Indiana-Kentucky. Member American Society for Christian Ethics, Society for Science Study Religion, Economics Club of Indianapolis (board director), Rotary.
Married Nancy Leland Stone, November 26, 1955. Children: Elizabeth Stone, Richard Donald Nye III, Edward David McCrea.