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
HDS staff member Leslie MacPherson Artinian is one of the most recognizable faces on campus. During a typical day, she may be found handling the financials for the OMS office, tending to the HDS garden, helping plan a national conference, or learning more about world faith traditions at Noon Service.
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
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.
Professor Jon Levenson discusses his latest book, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism, in which he explores the origin and development of the idea of "love of God."