Alumni News and Activities

'It Can Be Done'

'It Can Be Done'

October 14, 2016

Karen Tse had a vision. As a second-year student at HDS in the late 1990s, she imagined founding an organization that would end the use of torture by law enforcement around the world.

Vanessa Zoltan and Ariana Nedelman

The Sacred in Harry Potter

September 15, 2016

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.

Dudley Rose

Promoting Religious Literacy in a Digital Age

August 18, 2016

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.

Loowit Trail. / Photo: Katrina Peterson

Called by the Woods

August 17, 2016

Katrina Peterson, MDiv '16, penned a personal essay that explores the relationship between humans, nature, and well-being.

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

Alum to Students: 'Your Lives Matter'

July 12, 2016

In the wake of the recent tragedies in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas, HDS alumnus John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., pens a powerful letter to Morehouse students.

Delman Coates, MDiv '98

African-American Church Leaders Address New Challenges

July 11, 2016

Delman Coates, MDiv '98, the senior pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, weighs in on how African-American church leaders are responding to new challenges in the crisis in police-community relations.