In the spring of 2013, Cary Dabney found an envelope from Harvard Divinity School in his mailbox. The first member of his family to attend college, Dabney prepared himself for disappointment. Read more about Faith and Family
For Christopher Hampson, issues around debt forgiveness involve both moral and legal dimensions, and pursuing a joint degree at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) and Harvard Law School (HLS) enables him to think through the many dimensions of creditor-debtor relationships through the lens of religious traditions as well as through legal parameters. Read more about Credit to His Faith
When HDS student Lauren Taylor and Yale Professor Elizabeth Bradley published The American Healthcare Paradox in 2013, policy makers and public health scholars praised their work. Read more about Taylor Made for HDS
Learn from your classmates, practice joy and gratitude, and venture out. That's some of the wisdom members of the HDS community have to share with the 136 incoming students who started their orientation this week. Read more about Sage Advice
It's probably safe to say there aren't many 25-year-olds who have been responsible for organizing a Harvard-wide conference on a hot topic (Islam in America), creating their own publishing company, and discovering an important scholarly treasure, the 1873 autobiography of an African Muslim ex-slave who spent the last years of his life starting schools for black children in Alabama. Yet a Harvard Divinity School student has done all this and more. Read more about Student Profile: Precious Muhammad
It's a common question that Harvard Divinity School students learn to endure from friends, family, and even complete strangers: What made you decide to study religion? But of all the answers that can and have been given to that query, the one provided by Joe Zesski, who graduated with an MDiv degree in 2002, is especially compelling. Read more about Student Profile: Joe Zesski
Early in September of 2001, Milia Islam was already anticipating a tough transition in coming to a big northeastern city such as Boston after having lived most of her life in a small Missouri town (Fulton, population 10,000), and in undertaking a Harvard graduate program that is challenging under the best of circumstances. Read more about Student Profile: Milia Islam
Stephanie Saldana, who graduates with a master of theological studies (M.T.S.) degree from Harvard Divinity School today, recently heard that she was chosen to be a Fulbright scholar next year in Damascus, Syria, where she will research "the Muslim Jesus" both historically and in the current moment, focusing on how the figure of Jesus has provided and can provide a springboard for interfaith dialogue.