Faculty News and Research

E.J. Dionne

HDS Welcomes Journalist and Author E.J. Dionne for 2017-18 Academic Year

June 22, 2017

Harvard Divinity School is pleased to announce that E.J. Dionne, the distinguished journalist and author, political commentator, and longtime op-ed columnist, will join the School for the 2017-18 academic year as a William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor.

This is a joint appointment with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Kennedy School and made possible by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. Dionne will teach at HDS and in Social Read more about HDS Welcomes Journalist and Author E.J. Dionne for 2017-18 Academic Year

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord: A Perilous Opportunity

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord: A Perilous Opportunity

June 13, 2017

On Thursday, June 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In December 2015, nearly every country in the world agreed to the first global pact aimed at reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases. Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, wrote a commentary following Trump's controversial announcement.

Professor Stephanie Paulsell

Bearing Witness

May 25, 2017

Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies Stephanie Paulsell was the faculty speaker during the Multireligious Commencement Service on May 24, 2017. Below are her remarks: Read more about Bearing Witness

Books

Books on Repeat

May 22, 2017

Francis Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, shares the piece of literature he has reread the most, and what about it that keeps him coming back.

James Comey

James Comey: The Fall of a Niebuhrian

May 18, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey's story illustrates Reinhold Niebuhr’s conviction that historical events tend to refute our illusions, writes K. Healan Gaston, Lecturer on American Religious History. 

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