“There is a deeply rooted tradition in the United States, (and) around the world, of clergy functioning as representatives of their community and, in particular, functioning as community representatives who remind the community of their ideals,” says Senior Lecturer Dan McKanan.
We believe that young adults have the answer to the underemployment and unemployment problems in their community. And they do; they have the answers. I think the program is proof of that. The credit goes to them."—Chris Hope, MDiv ’11
HDS's Ministry Innovation Fellows are sponsoring the Nuns and Nones project, which seeks to bring these two groups together in order to explore new forms of community life, help millennials see models for sustainable activism and create an intergenerational network of connections.
Zachary Davis, MTS ’19, a producer at HarvardX and host of the podcast “Ministry of Ideas,” would like to change how we understand religion’s place in the twenty-first century. An initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, “Ministry of Ideas” has garnered the acclaim of outlets such as BuzzFeed and The Guardian.
Robert Franklin is worried about America. He sees distance, mistrust, and division in society eroding the foundations of U.S. democracy. A student of political science, Franklin understands that changing demographics, geographic isolation, identity politics, and economic inequality are all factors in the country’s polarization. But the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor at Emory University sees a deeper cause as well: a failure of moral leadership.... Read more about Leadership by Example