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HDS Panel IDs Crises in African American Community

HDS Panel IDs Crises in African American Community

April 13, 2006

One predicament per speaker seemed to be the rule at the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) as ministry and service leaders gathered to discuss African-American religious responses to crisis.

Olupona Named Professor of African Studies, Religion

Olupona Named Professor of African Studies, Religion

April 12, 2006

Jacob K. Olupona, a noted scholar of indigenous African religions who is currently leading an ambitious study of the religious practices of African émigrés in the United States, has been appointed professor of African and African-American studies and religion in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1.

A Spiritual Mentor's Lasting Influence: Henri Nouwen

A Spiritual Mentor's Lasting Influence: Henri Nouwen

March 20, 2006

Twenty-three years ago, the spring issue of Harvard Divinity Bulletin included the following announcement: "Henri J.M. Nouwen, a Dutch priest, theologian, psychologist, and noted author has accepted an appointment at HDS as Professor of Divinity and Horace De Y. Lentz Lecturer. The appointment begins with the 1983-84 academic year and will be on a halftime (spring only) basis to allow Nouwen to divide his time between the Divinity School and a theological center in Latin America."

Divinity School's Hutchison Dies at 75

Divinity School's Hutchison Dies at 75

February 2, 2006

William Hutchison, scholar of American religious history and former co-master of Winthrop House, died of cancer on Dec. 16, 2005, at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was 75.

A Call to Serve China’s Children

A Call to Serve China’s Children

November 17, 2005

It was a seemingly mundane activity—the reading of a newspaper—which moved Gwen Moore, MDiv ’00, to make a fundamental shift in her life. In December 1995, Moore scanned The New York Times and noticed a cover story about economic development in China. The piece showed that the great economic gains on China’s coast were far from the grasp of impoverished peasants in the country’s heartland.