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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.”

Matthew Potts

'The Gift of Generosity'

December 8, 2021

The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS, and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on December 8, 2021.

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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.
Laurie Sedgwick

'A Life of Prayer'

November 18, 2021
Laurie D. Sedgwick, MDiv ‘23, Coordinator, HDS Office of Career Services, Administration, Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on November 18, 2021.... Read more about 'A Life of Prayer'
The Rev. Elam D. Jones M.Div. ‘19, Ph.D Student, Harvard Divinity School, U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Officer. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications.

All That One Has to Live On

November 16, 2021
"I implore us to consider ways in which we can better support those who give all that they have to live on. Standing with service members and veterans rather than standing apart and cheering them on. And the hopes of maturing through mutual exposure to one another. Where we all must work together to forge a fair exchange of service and support that benefits all who need it most," said the Rev. Elam D. Jones MDiv ‘19, Ph.D Student, HDS, U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Officer, during a sermon at the Memorial Church. 

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