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Theorizing Bodies in Religious Studies

July 1, 2020
"Decolonial scholarship on the body entails not just adding a new category of analysis; it requires a shift in approach," writes Professor Mayra Rivera.
Chaplain David Anderson and student nurse Kadie Laycock help a patient communicate with his family that are unable to visit due to hospital visiting restrictions at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, in Blackburn, England.

What It's like to Help Families Say Goodbye

June 22, 2020
"COVID-19 brutalizes bodies, but it also disempowers families who are unable to see their loved ones, sit at their bedsides and hold their hands," writes Bridget Power, MDiv '19, a chaplain resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
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Finding Resilience in Rituals

June 22, 2020
HDS alum and Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile discusses his new book, which explores how we can find meaning and well-being in our daily rituals (sitting down for dinner with family, morning yoga) and in adopting new ones.
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Juneteenth in a Time of Reckoning

June 19, 2020
Harvard students and faculty members, including HDS Professor Todne Thomas, reflect on what Juneteenth means to them, amid the national reckoning with racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.

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2020 HDS Virtual Diploma Awarding Ceremony

This online event to honor and recognize the HDS Class of 2020 took place May 28 and featured remarks from Dean David N. Hempton, Student Speaker Ashley Lipscomb, a reading of the graduates names, and the sharing of well wishes, treasured memories, and more.

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