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The Podcast That Lived

November 26, 2021
Now in 2021, the podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” is back for series two with a new host team: Vanessa Zoltan, MDiv '15, is joined by Harvard Divinity School Professor Matthew I. Potts, who is also Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.
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How to Muddle through Thanksgiving with an Empty Seat at the Table

November 19, 2021
“People need acknowledgment that what we’re still going through is very hard. There’s a sense culturally now that kids are being vaccinated that it feels like we may be coming to a different point,” says Laura Tuach, assistant director of field education in the Office of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School and a mom of young twins.
The Williams Family (Mark, Preston, Connie, and David) at the Preston N. Williams Chapel Naming Celebration in November 2021. / Photo: Justin Knight

The Art of Transformative Love

November 9, 2021

Connie and Preston Williams, Long-Standing HDS Leaders, on the Connections Between Family, Community, and Justice

“Agape is not weak, passive love. It is love in action. 
Agape is love seeking to preserve and create community.” 
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence

... Read more about The Art of Transformative Love

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An Ivy League Professor's Analysis of Collective Trauma and U.S. Politics Today

November 9, 2021
"Since 9/11, U.S. leaders have focused on granting physical security to Americans, which has proven insufficient to rebuild the collective narrative and has been further discredited by the ineffectual management of the pandemic," writes Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding at HDS.
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Love Makes All Things New

November 9, 2021
"This is the miracle. Christians all over the world are going to be changed because we are welcoming these children into our fellowship today. Christians across time and place are going to be changed because we welcome them," said said the Rev. Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church.
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