Just three weeks into his studies at Harvard Divinity School, Isaac Martinez stood behind a wooden pulpit in Andover Chapel to preach about the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Read more about A Social-Justice Christian
At a Noon Service hosted in the spring by the HDS Garden Group, the Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa, MDiv ’07, ThD ’16, shared a single ear of multicolored corn with those present. Read more about The Sacredness of Food
Every Friday for two hours, 24 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Pagan, and spiritual or not-religiously-identified HDS students gather for "America's Religious Pluralism: A Case Studies Approach," a seminar co-taught by HDS professor Diana Eck and Jennifer Peace, a visiting professor from Andover Newton Theological Seminary. Read more about A Hands-on Approach to Pluralism
Every summer for the past nine years, Alfredo Garcia has packed away his notebooks, textbooks, and school supplies and taken up his ladder, rollers, and brushes to paint houses and pay for his dream of attending college. Read more about Stuck Between Two Lives
A group of Divinity School students and staff exchanged differing opinions on the Massachusetts referendum questions on charter school expansion and the legalization of marijuana during a "Religion in the News" event at the Center for the Study of World Religions.
This summer, thanks to several generous gifts in support of Dean David N. Hempton’s campaign initiatives, HDS continued its ongoing effort to provide students with financial support so that they can serve communities locally and abroad through organizations unable to offer paid summer experiences. Read more about Engaging ‘the Messy World of Politics’
An online class on reading the Harry Potter books as sacred texts has proven a popular offering for the Humanist Hub at Harvard and a resulting podcast has since climbed as high as No. 2 on the iTunes top podcasts. It's led by Harvard Divinity School graduates Vanessa Zoltan, MDiv ’15, Casper ter Kuile, MDiv ’16, and MDiv candidate Ariana Nedelman.
Earlier this month, I was one of six Harvard Divinity School students sitting in the United Nation’s Security Council chamber listening to delegates from countries around the world talk about how faith and religion were both causes and solutions to peace and violence. Read more about Peace, in Theory and Practice
This summer, thanks to several generous gifts in support of Dean David N. Hempton’s campaign initiatives, HDS continued its ongoing effort to provide students with financial support so that they can serve communities locally and abroad through organizations unable to offer paid summer experiences. Read more about Highlighting Forgotten Histories
The Pamphlet is a new podcast devoted to the surprising history of Unitarian Universalism, including its connections to pirates in the colonial era and to Communist spies in the 1950s. HDS alumnus Sean Neil-Barron, MDiv ’15, who cocreated the podcast, says its title points back to the cheaply printed tracts that helped spread religious viewpoints to the masses, often generating spirited rebuttals in the process. Read more about Promoting Religious Literacy in a Digital Age