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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered as Twelfth Baptist Church Honors Wu with MLK Legacy Award

January 9, 2022

The Rev. Willie Bodrick II, MDiv '14, senior pastor at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, stood at the pulpit Sunday and recalled the first time he met Michelle Wu a decade ago. The two were graduate students at Harvard—Wu in law school and Bodrick at the divinity school—when they took a class with renowned Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree. One day after class, Ogletree introduced Bodrick to Wu, telling them, “You all should get to know each other.”

Lit candles and chalice during an HDS community service

Video: 2021 Seasons of Light

December 13, 2021
As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, this beloved annual multireligious service honors the interplay of holy darkness and light in the world’s religious traditions, including choral and instrumental music, readings by HDS students, the ritual kindling of many flames, and communal prayers and songs.... Read more about Video: 2021 Seasons of Light
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The Podcast That Lived

November 26, 2021
Now in 2021, the podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” is back for series two with a new host team: Vanessa Zoltan, MDiv '15, is joined by Harvard Divinity School Professor Matthew I. Potts, who is also Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.
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How to Muddle through Thanksgiving with an Empty Seat at the Table

November 19, 2021
“People need acknowledgment that what we’re still going through is very hard. There’s a sense culturally now that kids are being vaccinated that it feels like we may be coming to a different point,” says Laura Tuach, assistant director of field education in the Office of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School and a mom of young twins.