The Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, MDiv '97 and Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies, is one of this year's Harvard Alumni Association Award recipients, recognized for her outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni leadership and engagement.
Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures (FAS), delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 19, 2019.... Read more about Ali Asani on Beauty
In Camphill communities around the world, "diversely-abled people are pioneering a host of innovative environmental projects and successfully building communities where people and planet prosper," writes HDS faculty member Dan McKanan.
On a recent Wednesday, Noam Shuster-Eliassi strolled around the tiny village in Israel where she grew up, Neve Shalom or "Oasis of Peace," wishing goodbye to her neighbors. The Israeli comedian was heading to Harvard University in just a few days for to serve as a visiting fellow with the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at HDS. There, she will be writing an hourlong comedy show in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. She is calling it, “Coexistence My Ass.”
John Silvanus Wilson Jr., MTS '81 and senior advisor and strategist to the President of Harvard University, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 6, 2019.... Read more about Thirsting for the Next Level
Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 5, 2019.... Read more about Choosing Which Way to Turn
David N. Hempton, HDS Dean, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 4, 2019.... Read more about Lessons in Anniversaries
"My first job in ministry was in a university church, and I love the reach of these places, the connections they can create between their universities and the world around them, and the unique forms of learning they offer," writes HDS Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church.
I owe more to Anne Monius than a person has a right to, and as I read the remembrances from her students and colleagues, I find myself facing—perhaps we are all facing—a conundrum. ... Read more about My Dear Friend Anne
Peaceful solutions to the world’s problems are hard to find—and religious tensions are part of the problem. What needs to happen so we can all share in the bounty of peace? HDS's Francis X. Clooney, S. J. weighs in on the "God Forbid" podcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.... Read more about Listen: What's the Point of Interfaith Dialogue?
Professor Francis Clooney just completed an around-the-world trip in three weeks. "In all these sites, my task—and the rationale for the whole trip—was interfaith learning. Specifically, I wished to highlight the need to deepen dialogue by sustained, reflective study," he writes.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must report the recent, unexpected passing of HDS Professor of South Asian Religions, Anne Monius. Anne was found unresponsive at her home in Cambridge on Saturday, August 3. She had died of natural causes.... Read more about Beloved Professor Anne Monius Passes Away
"If you embrace a complex, rich and dynamic understanding of religion, you'll never exhaust the incredible array of religious expressions it's possible to study," says Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project at HDS.