Student Interviews and Activities

Nestor Pimienta

Taking Care of Their Own

June 30, 2016

As an undergraduate in Los Angeles, Nestor Pimienta was often asked by university workers if he could tutor their children to steer them toward the road he took. Driven by a passion for social justice that he attributes to having grown up in an immigrant, working-class family, Pimienta ended up tutoring the son of a cafeteria worker, but he realized he could do more if others would join his efforts.

C.E. Morgan

At HDS, Writers Find Their Voice

June 16, 2016

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.

Erez Golan, student speaker at the 2016 Diploma Awarding Ceremony. / Photo: Michael Naughton

The Divinity Reward

May 26, 2016

Erez Golan, MTS '16, was selected by his student colleagues as the class speaker for HDS Commencement 2016. The following remarks were delivered by Golan at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 26.

Laura Nasrallah

HDS Course Creates ‘Presence in Absence’

May 18, 2016

Laura Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at HDS, has long been interested in the ways the ancient letters of the Apostle Paul provide evidence of the interaction between Jews and Gentiles in the ancient world.

Cori Tucker-Price

Humans of HDS: Finding Inspiration

May 13, 2016

HDS doctoral candidate Cori Tucker-Price talks about the support she's received from her parents and teachers and how she plans to use the skills she's acquired at HDS to give back to others. 

Nestor Pimienta and Gaby Chavez

A Personal Spring Break Journey

May 9, 2016

When MDiv candidate Gaby Chavez visited Mexico on a student-organized study trek, she took a brief moment to send her mother the picture she had just taken with former Mexican president Felipe Calderon.

Mushfiqur Rahman Chowdhury

Humans of HDS: Potpourri Identity

May 5, 2016

Mushfiqur Rahman Chowdhury is studying religion, ethics, and politics at HDS. He has a passion for peacebuilding, and last summer he worked as a counselor for Seeds of Peace, helping Jewish and Muslim youth engage in interfaith dialogue, healing, and peace practices.

Sana Saeed

Humans of HDS: Faith and Religious Identity

April 26, 2016

HDS student Sana Saeed grew up in England and has lived in the United States, Pakistan, and Japan, where she centered her research on peacebuilding and religious freedom. Sana is passionate about community organizing and working with youth.

2016 Billings Preaching Prize finals

Video: 2016 Billings Preaching Prize

April 13, 2016

HDS students Liz Aeschlimann, Natalie Malter, David Price, and Tim Seery deliver sermons for the Billings Preaching Prize Competition during Noon Service on April 13, 2016.

Celebration for Charity

Celebration for Charity

April 18, 2016

Held every year and benefiting a different charitable organization, the Charity Ball is HDS's night to dress up, dance, sample delicious food, and enjoy each other's fabulous company. The event, which is organized by the HDS Student Association, raised money for NuDay Syria.