Swartz Hall Renovation

Swartz Hall Renovation / HDS photo

Despite the challenges of the past year, the Swartz Hall project has come a long way these last 12 months. In this update, take a look at what's been done recently, as well as some construction milestones from 2020.

Upcoming Conference

The Fifth Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference will take place February 11-12, 2021.

The Fifth Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference at Harvard will take place February 11-12, 2021. The conference seeks to advance exploration of Black Religions as it relates to culture by means of cross-disciplinary dialogue, scholarship, and training in ethical leadership. 

2021 Spring Semester Plans

In fall 2020, HDS announced it will conduct spring 2021 courses online. In so doing, the School seeks to maximize community safety and to allow students to make informed plans for travel, living arrangements, and enrollment. Visit the HDS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.


Humans of HDS

Amos Jackson III, MDiv '23

"Healing matters to the oppressed, the disenfranchised, the poor, and the hungry. People can get justice, they can get policies and even resources, but it’s the healing that actually helps them to move forward. If an individual gets justice but still carries trauma, are they really obtaining true justice?"

Humans of HDS

Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl Giles

Black & Buddhist

HDS Senior Lecturer Cheryl Giles discusses her new co-edited anthology, Black & Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation & Freedom, in which eight teachers share their journeys.

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