This March, during spring break, 24 members of the HDS community traveled to Mississippi as part of the ongoing effort to rebuild a gulf coast region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Read more about When the Moment Passes
Prominent theologian Letty M. Russell called for people to reach across national, religious, and ethnic boundaries Tuesday (May 9) and defeat attempts by world leaders to stay in power by dividing people against each other.
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.
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." Read more about A Spiritual Mentor's Lasting Influence: Henri Nouwen
On March 2, 2006, Amy Hollywood delivered the inaugural lecture of the Elizabeth H. Monrad Professorship of Christian Studies. Elizabeth and Ernest Monrad, longtime supporters of Harvard Divinity School, were also honored at the event. Read more about Video: Acute Melancholia