Alumni News and Profiles

Commencement student speaker Ashley Lipscomb, MDiv '20. Photo: HDS

'Be the One'

May 28, 2020

Ashley Lipscomb, MDiv '20, was selected by her student colleagues as the class speaker for HDS Commencement 2020. The following remarks were delivered by Lipscomb during the Virtual Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 28.... Read more about 'Be the One'

Bob Linscott, MTS '97

How to Show Care for Older Adults during Social Distancing

April 29, 2020

Bob Linscott’s specialties feel essential, now more than ever. The assistant director of the LGBT Aging Project at the Fenway Institute in Boston, Linscott, MTS '97, has spent his career focused on the needs of older adults.

Hannah Stohler

Leap of Faith

April 28, 2020
In Nashua, N.H., Hannah Stohler, MDiv '16, leads Marguerite's Place, a transitional housing nonprofit for women and children in crisis that also provides residents with childcare, legal support, mental health counseling employment training, financial education, and peer mentoring as they build independence. 
Seonjoon Young

Learning by Heart

April 28, 2020
Seonjoon Young’s diverse career has taken her all over the world. After college, Young, MDiv '17, entered a Buddhist nunnery in South Korea before pursuing a master’s degree at HDS. While working as a chaplain, she fell in love with teaching and has now moved back to her home state of Colorado to practice and advance trauma-informed education full time.
Faith And Purpose During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Faith And Purpose During The Coronavirus Pandemic

April 27, 2020
HDS faculty and alumni join WGBH radio to discuss how the coronavirus has changed the way people celebrate Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, and how secular groups search for meaning during the coronavirus crisis.
Abel Rodriguez

Seeking Justice for Migrants

April 16, 2020

The day that Abel Rodriguez won his first asylum case was the best of his career as an immigration attorney. He was overjoyed and his work seemed full of meaning after accompanying his client through a process that was long and stressful but ultimately successful. Then he did the math.

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Milia Islam

To Go Beyond Fear

April 16, 2020

2020 Peter J. Gomes, STB ’68 Distinguished Alumni Honoree Milia Islam, MTS ’04, was eight years old when her family moved to the United States from Bangladesh, settling eventually in Fulton, MO. The small town was overwhelmingly white and very conservative. The Islams were the only Muslims and among only a handful of people of color.

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Dr. Ephraim Isaac

Father of Peace

April 16, 2020

Recognized this year as a Peter J. Gomes, STB ’68 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Ephraim Isaac’s sixty-year career includes an almost absurd number of achievements.

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