News & Events

facebook icon  twitter icon  instagram icon

The Business of Spirituality


"Business" might be a taboo topic in divinity school, but anyone who wants to change the world needs to understand how to think like an entrepreneur. Leading experts on social and wellness entrepreneurship, innovative leadership, and the intersection of money and spirituality share their stories and wisdom.

See All Stories

Featured Event

Sweetgrass Event

Tales of Sweetgrass and Trees

Scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Powers will join HDS writer-in-residence Terry Tempest Williams in conversation on March 26, 5 pm, in Yenching Auditorium.

See all upcoming events

Explore Our Stories

Learn more about HDS and our community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Discover stories about

Discover Stories About

Discover_Stories_About_html_select_box

Featured Topics

Featured_Topics_html_select_box

HDS Podcast

Moral Luck

Shifting Blame

We claim to judge people for what they intentionally do, but accidents often influence our judgments. In our justice systems, people can be harshly and unfairly blamed for bad luck—but in our personal lives, taking on blame isn’t always a bad thing.

Ministry of Ideas

Beyond the Classroom

Professor Karen King

Stories Told and Untold

Even for the devout, questions about the earliest history of Christianity can seem lost behind a shroud of history and official church teachings. Professor Karen King traces the power of stories told and untold in the growth of the early church.

Read more

From the Bulletin

Illustration by Pep Montserrat

A Paradoxical Place

HDS alum, Courtney Sender, MTS '18, considers her tradition’s inheritance of childless women and finds strength in her heroines of Jewish literature.

Read more

Sign up to the Current

Get the latest news from HDS. Subscribe to our newsletter.

mailchimp form - news page

Social Media

Curator.io - 6 items

News Stories

Chuqiu Peng, MTS ’19

Humans of HDS: Challenging Stereotypes

March 20, 2019

“I have some stereotypes about Christianity and Islam, just because I do not know them well. I need more time to learn, to digest, to actually live fully, to learn fully.”—Chuqiu Peng, MTS ’19

Photo by Bryan Ye-Chung

An Instagram-Worthy Bible Aimed at Millennials

March 18, 2019
“You’d walk into any cathedral or church and the whole idea was to capture the meaning of the Gospel and the Bible visually with stained-glass windows and frescoes, all kinds of paintings and just a lot of visual material,” says Professor Harvey Cox.
Sign for Simple Church. Photo: WBUR

Pray and Wash: Finding Church in Unexpected Places

March 11, 2019
HDS Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile discusses how more and more, gathering for church no longer means coming together for Sunday morning worship with hymns and preaching under a steeple.
MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon

Didn't See That Coming

March 6, 2019

MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon recounts her shattering experience of hitting and killing an 18-year-old on a California highway. The incident has led her to devote her time to developing a “crash ministry” that includes trying to foster reconciliation, as possible, between drivers and the loved ones of those who have died.

Gomes Awards Logo

2019 Gomes Honors Emphasize Spiritual Innovation

March 5, 2019

In 1815, the Reverend William Ellery Channing laid out a vision for the graduates of the institution that would become Harvard Divinity School. In a fundraising circular written over the signature of Harvard President John T. Kirkland, Channing wrote that the new school’s alumni would be not only religious leaders who “speak to the conscience and heart with power,” but also scholars who “address our understandings with clearness” and “throw light over the obscurities of the sacred volume.” ... Read more about 2019 Gomes Honors Emphasize Spiritual Innovation

business_spirituality

Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

March 5, 2019

"Business" is a taboo topic in divinity school but anyone who wants to change the world needs to understand how to think like an entrepreneur. Leading experts on social and wellness entrepreneurship, innovative leadership, and the intersection of money and spirituality share their stories and wisdom in a panel discussion.... Read more about Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

Cornell Brooks

Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

February 27, 2019

Race and religion are among the best predictors of how Americans choose a president. Race and religion are also bases for political compromises that call into question our moral credibility on issues ranging from voting rights to police brutality. Cornell William Brooks and Todne Thomas discuss... Read more about Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

Karen King

Untold Stories of Christianity

February 25, 2019

Even for the devout, questions about the earliest history of Christianity can seem lost behind a shroud of history and official church teachings. Professor Karen King traces the power of stories told and untold in the growth of the early church.

  •  
  • 1 of 105
  • »