Harvard Divinity School has announced recipients of the three alumni awards that were presented on its Alumni Day, June 4, 2003. At a luncheon held on the HDS campus, the First Decade Award was given to Maria Karagianis, Founding Executive Director of Discovering Justice, Boston; the Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award was given to the Rev. Dr. Oscar Allan Rogers, retired president of Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and the Preston N. Williams Black Alumni Award was given to the Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan. Read more about HDS Names 2003 Alumni/ae Award Recipients
In his new book, I Don't Believe in Atheists (Free Press), Chris Hedges, MDiv '83, critiques the "new atheists" and argues that their belief system is as polarizing as that of the religious right. Read more about A Conversation With Chris Hedges
Rick Santos, MTS '92, has spent years working for nonprofit organizations that provide relief, medical aid, and economic development for people all over the world, but while attending a work-related meeting in Haiti on January 12, he found himself on the other side of need, trapped in the rubble of a collapsed hotel for two and a half days. Read more about The Other Side of Disaster
It is possible that Jerry Lewis—the American comedian and entertainer—does not know what has become of his old six-screen cinema on Crescent Avenue in Brockton, Massachusetts.
For nearly six years now, the weathered building—tucked near the outer edge of a busy, nondescript shopping plaza—has served as the sanctuary for Kingdom Church of God in Christ, pastored by the Rev. Alexander Hurt, MTS '96. Read more about From the Pulpit to the Airwaves
Even a person who has already dedicated close to five decades of his life to service for the socially disadvantaged can experience a profound moment of vocational clarity, an epiphany in regard to destiny. For the late Rev. Robert W. Wilden, BD '61, that moment arrived after the death of his beloved wife of many years, Imogene, in 2005, when he undertook a search to find ways to contribute his financial resources, his time, and his talents for the good of his local community as well as Harvard Divinity School. Read more about The Rev. Robert Wilden, BD '61, Remembered as Generous Philanthropist and Friend
During a recent week at Harvard Divinity School, a royal delegation from Nigeria strolled down the first floor of Andover Hall and into the Braun Room to meet with Dean Graham and HDS faculty. Read more about Four Ways to Chaplaincy