In an ever-more confusing world where the news cycle gets shorter and more intense, how does faith help make sense of things and provide comfort throughout dark days? HDS Instructor on Muslim Studies Shaykh Yasir Fahmy discusses the highs and lows of 2019 and what he's looking forward to in 2020.... Read more about HDS Instructor on Muslim Studies on What's to Come in 2020
This past year, HDS began a major renewal project on our main campus building, welcomed new Hindu monastics in residence, became inspired—yet again—by the words and work of our faculty and students, and experienced many momentous moments.... Read more about Top Stories of 2019: A Look Back
The Rev. Daniel A. Smith, MDiv '99, Senior Minister at First Church in Cambridge, and Lecturer on Ministry Studies (HDS), delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on December 3, 2019.... Read more about Changing Our Landscape
KMarie Tejeda, MDiv candidate and a seminarian at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on December 6, 2019.... Read more about On Being a Worshiper
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Kerry M. Sonia, WSRP Research Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Hebrew Bible, gave the lecture, “Like a Woman in Labor: The Ritual and Social Dimensions of Childbirth in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel.”
For Dean David Hempton and his wife, Louanne, the short film Remains by Northern Ireland artist Willie Doherty spoke to a reality they are all too familiar with. Part of the Harvard Art Museums exhibit Crossing Lines, Constructing Homes, the film gives the audience a look back to The Troubles.
"Me being a hip hop artist ties into the dissemination aspect of my academic interests because I think historically hip hop and rap has been the means by which analytic critics have been able to compose their observations into songs that are received by people."—Naman Patel, MTS '20
HDS Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies Mayra Rivera and former Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate Katie Cannon are "theologians and women of color you should be reading," according to The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
K. Healan Gaston, Harvard Divinity School Lecturer in American Religious History and Ethics, discusses her recent publication, Imagining Judeo-Christian America—Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy.
In Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, the title character agonizes over a dreadful thought as he nears the end of his life: “What if my entire life, my entire conscious life, was not the real thing?” Scotty McLennan asks his students to ponder the same question before they start their careers as global entrepreneurs and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.... Read more about What Makes Life Real
Sheila Glenn wasn't always "the Rev. Sheila Glenn." As a young adult, the pastor from New York City got swept up in the drug culture and was an addict for many years before making the choice to seek treatment. That choice led her back to church, to college, and eventually to Harvard Divinity School, where, in the sermon that won her the 2008 Billings Preaching Prize, she reflected on what it took to get sober and sane.
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray felt called to Arizona at a time when the state was ground zero for the controversy on immigration that today dominates the headlines.... Read more about A Powerful Form of Love