Ruth Purtilo, MTS '75, PhD '79, was involved in the feminist movement at Harvard during the '70s, and advocated for equal pay for Harvard faculty and staff. She is one of many alumni who shared memories of their alma mater and how it has changed since their crimson days.
Before he became an award-winning poet and Episcopal priest, Spencer Reece, MTS ’90, attended Harvard Divinity School. He took classes on Flannery O’Connor, the Bible, and the nineteenth-century Transcendentalist writer, poet, and HDS student Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read more about At HDS, Writers Find Their Voice
When Valarie Kaur, MTS '07, visited the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, after a white supremacist shot six people there in August of 2012, she found none of the recriminations and finger-pointing that characterized the politics of gun violence in the United States. Read more about Beyond 'Us and Them'
The Rev. Cynthia Kane, MDiv '96, says that her ministry is a lot like any other. She is a companion and guide to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences and helps them address questions of morality, faith, spirituality, and ethics. Read more about The Warrior’s Companion
The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, MDiv '81, says that we are living through a "Kairos moment"—a time when people everywhere are called to a greater awareness of the humanity they share with one another. Read more about Giving Love the Last Word