Theologians often characterize the rational mind’s embrace of religion as being a leap of faith, where the believer is courageous yet humble, passionate yet deferential to an acknowledged greater good. Read more about Opening the Soul with Music
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. Read more about Peter Gomes Receives Black Alumni/ae Award
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