Alumni News and Activities

Margaux Fitoussi explored her rich ancestry while at HDS

Immersed in the World’s Currents

May 19, 2017

Margaux Fitoussi’s world has changed before her eyes more than once. Born in France, she lived in Paris until she was 7, when her parents—she an American dancer and he a doctor of Tunisian origin—divorced. Next was a home on the edge of the ocean in Long Beach, Calif., where her mother became a teacher, and Margaux lived with her two younger siblings and her Italian-American grandmother.… Read more about Immersed in the World’s Currents

Peter Batts, MTS '74

2017 HDS Bicentennial Storify

May 3, 2017

On Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, HDS celebrated its bicentennial. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends took part in the joyous celebration and special reunion day on Saturday. Many of them shared pictures, quotes, and thoughts about the bicentennial on social media.… Read more about 2017 HDS Bicentennial Storify

Charles Stang

Charles Stang Named Director of Center for the Study of World Religions

April 4, 2017

Charles Stang, Professor of Early Christian Thought, has been appointed the next director of the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at Harvard Divinity School, beginning July 1. He will succeed Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, who is stepping down after leading the Center for seven years.… Read more about Charles Stang Named Director of Center for the Study of World Religions

Gomes Honors

Six for 200

March 15, 2017

The recipients of the annual Peter J. Gomes STB '68 Memorial Honors are typically people who have changed the world: the minister who helps form an international nonprofit that enables formerly enslaved women and girls to reclaim their lives; the diplomat who works with the U.S. Secretary of State to navigate complex religious landscapes; the activist who fights tirelessly for democracy, education, and human rights in East Africa.… Read more about Six for 200

Casper ter Kuile

Millennials, Spirituality, and New Venues

March 3, 2017

Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile shares his honest opinion on the changing shape of American religion and how millennials are creating new forms of spiritual community.

Rev. Schuyler Vogel

Responding to Hate With Solidarity

March 7, 2017

On the evening of February 27, two swastikas and the phrase “race office” were carved into the front doors of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York. On Friday, March 10, that church community hosted an Interfaith Solidarity event in response to the swastika vandalism. Below, senior minister and HDS alumnus Rev. Schuyler Vogel, MDiv ’14, talks about standing together in the face of intolerance.   … Read more about Responding to Hate With Solidarity

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