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."
A talk by Thandeka, Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at HDS, Senior Research Professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School, with respondents Ilene Stanford (ThD student in Religion, Gender, and Culture) and Stephanie May (ThD student in Religion, Gender, and Culture).
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.
The Venerable Losang Samten’s hands had to be steady as a surgeon’s as he engaged in the painstaking process of creating a “Wheel of Life” sand mandala during a week-long residency recently at the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at Harvard Divinity School.
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.