Chris Alburger, MDiv '15, may very well be the first chaplain in America hired specifically for LGBTQ senior care. He is definitely the first-ever LGBTQ Chaplain Resident at Hebrew SeniorLife. Chris discusses his job, the impact he’s had on residents, and his advice for LGBTQ seniors making the move to assisted living.
The latest episode from the Ministry of Ideas podcast deals with religious and philosophical ideas of nothingness, and features Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso speaking about the Buddhist concept of shunyata.
Benjamin Crockett, MTS candidate, spent a week in Lebanon serving with Jesuit Refugee Service to document life in a refugee camp. He believes that true storytelling is putting oneself in others' shoes.
Zachary Davis, MTS ’19, a producer at HarvardX and host of the podcast “Ministry of Ideas,” would like to change how we understand religion’s place in the twenty-first century. An initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, “Ministry of Ideas” has garnered the acclaim of outlets such as BuzzFeed and The Guardian.
Professor Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's book Ephesians won first place in the Scripture: Academic Studies category at the 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards. "This book presents a excellent study of Ephesians with a strong feminist perspective," the judges wrote.
"If we are going to undo our formation in misogyny, in racism, in a Christianity warped by nationalism, it won’t be enough to think our way out of these ideologies...We will also have to practice our way out of them, deliberately," writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.
“It’s important—even if we don’t stay in the religious tradition we were raised in—to be grateful for it, whatever it is. God uses those traditions, those people, and the communities we were raised in to make us into the people we’re supposed to be.”—Helen Byler, MTS ’18... Read more about Humans of HDS: Gratitude for My Upbringing