News & Events

'My Hope Is That I Can Share My Passion'

'My Hope Is That I Can Share My Passion'

June 2, 2010

Rachelle Sam, who graduated from Harvard Divinity School on May 27 with a master of divinity degree, came to HDS, like many of her classmates, with a wide range of interests. Through the flexibility of the master of divinity degree curriculum, including her field education work with Boston's inner-city youth, Rachelle has discovered a passion for working with students.

The Future of Faith

The Future of Faith

May 14, 2010

Harvard University was founded in 1636 with the aim of advancing learning and developing an educated ministry that could help guide communities in North America.

The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) was established in 1816 to help further that mission.

With Bumps Along the Road, Helping to Pave Smooth Career Paths

With Bumps Along the Road, Helping to Pave Smooth Career Paths

April 19, 2010

For some HDS graduates and students, trying to find employment in the midst of the current economic climate is proving to be a harsh test of patience and perse­verance. Even getting one's foot in the door has become more difficult than in previous years, and current students and alumni can find themselves easily discour­aged while looking for answers.

Bringing Faiths Together

Bringing Faiths Together

April 15, 2010

It is fondly referred to as God’s motel.

And the two-story building on Francis Avenue, with its apartment-style residences and idyllic courtyard, has long hosted religious scholars from near and far.

'Walden' for the 21st Century

'Walden' for the 21st Century

April 2, 2010

Can a man who once refused the gift of a doormat — because, as he wrote, "It's best to avoid the beginnings of evil" — continue to inspire people in how to live simply?

The answer is yes, but with stipulations, said scholar Lawrence Buell at a Harvard lecture last week (March 25).