Past Honorees

The recipients of the Peter J. Gomes STB ’68 Memorial Honors transcend categories. From a Yale Law School graduate who uses storytelling to fight hate crimes against Muslims and Sikhs to a naval officer who advocates for peace, Gomes Honorees represent the diversity of personal and professional paths that the School’s graduates follow.
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Harvard Divinity School Names Five Recipients of Peter J. Gomes Honors

April 25, 2022
The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/Alumnae Council named the five recipients of its Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors earlier this month — a distinction named in honor of Gomes, who taught at Harvard for four decades and served as Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.
2022 Gomes Honorees

​​​​​​​Natural Leaders: HDS Recognizes Community Members Who Explore Connections between Nature and Human Flourishing with the 2022 Gomes Honors

April 13, 2022

Each year, the HDS Alumni/Alumnae Council (AAC) recognizes exceptional graduates and one non-alumni Friend of the School with the Peter J. Gomes, STB ’68 Distinguished Alumni Honors. The award, given in memory of the late Reverend Gomes, celebrates community members whose excellence in life, work, and service pays homage to the mission and values of HDS.

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Dean David N. Hempton and Drew Faust, Harvard President Emerita and 2021 Gomes Honoree

Divinity Dialogues: President Emerita Drew Faust in Conversation with Dean Hempton

July 20, 2021

This week, we conclude our Divinity Dialogues Gomes Award podcast series with a reflective conversation between Dean Hempton and our 2021 Gomes Friend of the School honoree, Drew Gilpin Faust.

Faust holds several titles, including President Emerita of Harvard University and Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor. She has also been a longtime partner and advocate for the Divinity School and was recognized as this year’s Friend of the School for her humane leadership, guided by a profound commitment to collaboration and an unflinching attention to the past in service of a...

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Robin Coste Lewis, MTS ’97, poet laureate and National Book Award winner, Doctor of Creative Writing and Literature, avid Sanskrit scholar, and 2021 Gomes Honoree.

Divinity Dialogues: Robin Coste Lewis on Epic Poetry and the Sacredness of Female Deities

July 6, 2021

"The notion of a stranger, for me—the way I was raised and the way that I studied—is that the stranger just might hold the key to your liberation"

Continuing Divinity Dialogues—a special edition podcast series from Harvard Divinity School that puts conversations on faith, purpose, and bearing witness at the center of today’s most pressing issues. Today, we hear from HDS alum Robin Coste Lewis, MTS ’97. Robin is a poet laureate, National Book Award winner, Doctor of Creative Writing and Literature, LA Woman of the Year, and avid Sanskrit scholar...

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