Religions and the Practice of Peace Event

HDS DRIVES PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS ON ALL MAJOR FAITHS through interdisciplinary centers and programs that explore religion’s influence on individuals, organizations, and societies around the world.

With your help, the campaign will enable us to bring leaders from faith, government, the arts, science, business, and many other fields to campus for critical discussions on religion – and also to meet the needs of a multi-religious, global curriculum and student body – through the renewal of our meeting, instructional, and worship spac­es.


  • Andover Hall Renewal
    • Rename and transform Andover Hall, the center of the School’s effort to empower scholars and leaders for a religiously complex world, while significantly improving the sustainability of campus ($30M current use);
    • Create new named spaces including an interfaith chapel, high tech auditorium, and student commons (varied giving levels);
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
    • Create and name multi-religious space ($5M current use);
    • Support visiting scholars ($75K current use);
  • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
    • Digitize and provide universal access to resources critical to the study of religion ($1M endowment/$10K+ current use);
    • Name the head librarian’s position ($2M endowment).

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Ashlynn Rickord

Highlighting Forgotten Histories

September 6, 2016

This summer, thanks to several generous gifts in support of Dean David N. Hempton’s campaign initiatives, HDS continued its ongoing effort to provide students with financial support so that they can serve communities locally and abroad through organizations unable to offer paid summer experiences.

The Dean’s Summer Internship Awards are $5,000 stipends that enable several MTS students to make positive

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