“It’s hard to be afar and to be distant. I feel a lot of passion for doing whatever I can to help even if I’m far away. If I can’t be there to give out blankets or to administer first aid or simply be with my friends in the bomb shelters, I want to do everything I can from here," says Michelle B. Goldhaber, MDiv ’05, HDS Alumni/Alumnae Council Chairperson.
Three HDS alums who now work in media reflected on how their religious studies at HDS prepared them for mining religions “to advance the public understanding of religion for the service of justice and peace.”
The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/Alumnae Council named the five recipients of its Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors earlier this month — a distinction named in honor of Gomes, who taught at Harvard for four decades and served as Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.
“I’m doing what’s in the best interest not only of what we believe God is calling us to do but also in the best interest of the people that are in need. Sometimes that means making a decision that goes against business practices for the better good of the people as well as this community," said Willie Bodrick II, MDiv '14.