Alumni News and Activities

Helping to Heal

Helping to Heal

November 20, 2009

Two days after celebrating a gold medal victory with the U.S. women's ice hockey team on the ice at the Canada Cup in Vancouver in September 2009, Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv '03, found herself back on the HDS campus—a place that, on the surface, seems an unlikely training ground for her current work.

Holden serves as the sports psychology consultant for the U.S. women's national hockey team, a position in which she is part nondenominational chaplain, part massage therapist, but wholly, as she puts it, a safe harbor.

From the Pulpit to the Airwaves

From the Pulpit to the Airwaves

March 10, 2009

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.

Donated Doctoral Robes Connect Generations of HDS Alumni

Donated Doctoral Robes Connect Generations of HDS Alumni

July 25, 2009

Efforts to make the world ever more sustainable and less wasteful have been an operations priority at Harvard Divinity School for several years now, but the 2008–09 academic year saw the first application of this green philosophy as it relates to the symbolic draping of academic tradition. With two very thoughtful donations of doctoral robes to graduating ThD students, "renewable energy" has taken on a new meaning.

The Other Side of Disaster

The Other Side of Disaster

February 6, 2010

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.

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