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Rev. Schuyler Vogel

Responding to Hate With Solidarity

March 7, 2017

On the evening of February 27, two swastikas and the phrase “race office” were carved into the front doors of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York. On Friday, March 10, that church community hosted an Interfaith Solidarity event in response to the swastika vandalism. Below, senior minister and HDS alumnus Rev. Schuyler Vogel, MDiv ’14, talks about standing together in the face of intolerance.   

Robert C. Neville delivers the Annual Comparative Theology Lecture

Video: Religion-Specific or Trans-Religious?

March 6, 2017

In CSWR's Annual Comparative Theology Lecture, Robert C. Neville, Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at the Boston University School of Theology, discusses the nature of comparative theology and the different approaches one could take: being grounded in a home tradition versus using a comparative approach to inform one’s own ideas about religion.

Casper ter Kuile

Millennials, Spirituality, and New Venues

March 3, 2017

Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile shares his honest opinion on the changing shape of American religion and how millennials are creating new forms of spiritual community.

Buddhism conference presenters

Buddhism and Race Conference at HDS

February 28, 2017

The Harvard Buddhist community at Harvard Divinity School is hosting its third annual Buddhism and Race Conference, March 3-5.

Bhante Kusala, MDiv ’17

Humans of HDS: Becoming a Monk

February 24, 2017

HDS student Bhante Kusala talks about growing up in Sri Lanka, coping with pain and suffering, and the inspiration he finds as a hospital chaplain.

Cornel West

Cornel West on the Unpopular James Baldwin

February 24, 2017

Professor Cornel West discusses James Baldwin’s unpopularity, and his nagging truth-telling habit that alienated him, in later years, from the white liberal media professional who first popularized his work, as well as from the radical black nationalists.

Jeremy Battle

Grounded in Tradition

February 22, 2017

On a Thursday in early January, the Rev. Jeremy Battle, MDiv ’13, had all the concerns of any other Baptist pastor: planning music for Sunday's service, juggling various appointments, and responding to urgent news within the community.

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