A new PBS documentary, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” tells the story of anti-Nazi heroes Martha and Waitstill Sharp. On Tuesday, the film will be screened at 4 pm in the Sperry Room, Andover Hall. A post-screening panel, at 5:45 pm, will include the Sharps’ grandson, Artemis Joukowsky, who collaborated with documentarian Ken Burns on the film. The Gazette spoke with Joukowsky about the project.
Political anthropologist Jennifer Schirmer, a visiting scholar at the Religions and the Practice of Peace Initiative at Harvard Divinity School, spent 14 years working on peace negotiations in Colombia. She offers insight following the country's rejected peace deal with the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Read more about The Fog of Peace
“Religion, Ecology, and Our Planetary Future” advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the twenty-first century. The conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series.
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. Read more about 'It Can Be Done'
The NFL has chaplains. Most universities do, too. The military, U.S. Congress, and hospitals across the country have access to chaplaincy resources, but not social change leaders. Not typically anyway. Read more about Chaplaincy Without Borders
Benjamin F. Payton, BD '58, a civil rights advocate who was instrumental in transforming the historically black Tuskegee Institute in Alabama into the more broadly encompassing Tuskegee University over nearly three decades as its president, died on Sept. 28 in Estero, Florida.
One of the problems about being pope, said HDS professor Francis Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, is the immensely diverse set of political situations with which a pontiff’s words carry weight.