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
There are still a few weeks of summer remaining, and that means there is still time to enjoy a great book. Members of the HDS community recently shared what they’ve been reading for class and for pleasure. Read more about What HDS Is Reading This Summer
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. Read more about Taking Care of Their Own
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
Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion Kimberley C. Patton was the faculty speaker during the Multireligious Commencement Service on May 25, 2016. Below are her remarks: Read more about The Power of Kindness
On Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26, HDS and Harvard University celebrated Commencement. At HDS, 130 degrees were awarded to graduating students. Proud family members and friends, staff, alumni, and the students themselves, shared pictures, videos, and thoughts about Commencement on social media. Read more about 2016 HDS Commencement Storify