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Peter Gomes Receives Black Alumni/ae Award

Peter Gomes Receives Black Alumni/ae Award

May 16, 2006

The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/ae Association is pleased to announce that the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Preston N. Williams Black Alumni/ae Award. He will be honored on April 7, 2006 at "A Time to Speak," a daylong event examining the power of African American churches in responding to crisis.

Use Differences to Unite, Not Divide, Says Tillich Lecturer

Use Differences to Unite, Not Divide, Says Tillich Lecturer

May 11, 2006

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.

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."