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
After reflecting on the formation of Harvard Divinity School in 1816, Harvard President Drew Faust looked out to the crowd of HDS faculty, students, staff, and friends gathered on the Campus Green and told them that their community not only embodies the aspirations of the School’s founders, but also expands on them. Read more about Stepping Forward Into the Third Century
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