This lecture is a womanist critique of a longstanding racist campaign of domestic terror in the United States. It investigated the intersectionality of racism, in particular the racist acts condoned by religious communities and by the health care system. It gave special attention to the 40-year Syphilis Study at Tuskegee conducted by the United States Public Health Service.... Read more about Video: Becoming the Beloved Community in the Midst of Domestic Terror
“There was a moment in my college career where nothing felt gravitas. Everything I did lacked gravitas. I felt disconnected from the real world. I felt that I needed to do something, to be of service to people, to live according to what God wanted me to do.”—Emmanuel Correa, MDiv ’21
“From his days as a Camphill volunteer coworker to his ongoing work raising consciousness of Camphill’s vital contributions to humanity and environmentalism, Professor McKanan has done much to advance communities where people of all abilities are embraced and empowered,” said Karen Murphy, executive director of Camphill Foundation.
K. Healan Gaston is Lecturer on American Religious History and Ethics at Harvard Divinity School for 2019–20. Gaston is a specialist in the history of religious thought, ethics, and theology, and she teaches courses on religion’s roles in the intellectual, cultural, and political history of the United States.
HDS student Emily Farnsworth spoke with Gaston about her new book ...
Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at HDS, established a pilgrimage project in the fall that invited students, congregants, and other members of the Harvard community to find meaning and discovery closer to home.
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.