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Buddhist Chaplains on the Rise in US, Offering Broad Appeal

May 15, 2022
In a first-of-its-kind report published this month, Monica Sanford, Assistant Dean for Multireligious Ministry, Cheryl Giles, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling, and a team of authors identified 425 chaplains in the United States, Canada and Mexico representing all major branches of Buddhism, though the researchers say there are likely many more.
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Way Forward on Climate Change

April 22, 2022
“I don’t see grief as the opposite of hope,” said Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School and environmental author and advocate, referring to the sense of loss shared by some over the damage already done. “But if we acknowledge the world is dying then we can move past the depression and do something.”
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'To Be Known By Love'

April 13, 2022

The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS, and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on April 13, 2022.

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The Ancient Belief of the Divine Counterpart

April 9, 2022
HDS Professor Charles Stang explains the commonplace belief of the “divine twin” in early Christian texts and how it has survived in various forms throughout the centuries.
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