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
Professor Davíd Carrasco had strong words of his own for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's disparagement of Mexican immigrants, drawing on cultural and political history to make his case.
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
Seriously and joyfully, HDS began the academic year, and celebration of its bicentennial year, with images and words that looked back with candor and respect and simultaneously propagated enthusiasm for the school’s colorfully bannered mission to “Illuminate. Engage. Serve.”
Ashley Clements graduated with a master of divinity degree in May 2016. She will begin a hospital chaplain residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston this fall and is pursuing ordination as an interfaith chaplain.
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