“Our capacity to understand and dismantle contemporary injustice depends on our ability and our willingness to reckon with our past,” said Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, during HDS's 207th Convocation ceremony.
"A successful co-management model is all about transparency, and having a consensus in sharing of ideas and ways of knowing. We are taught to take care of the land. It’s more of an act of love, not an act of a job," said Cynthia Wilson, Religion and Public Life Native and Indigenous Rights Fellow.
Through a photo documentation project in the complex area of the South Hebron Hills in Area C of the West Bank, two Harvard Divinity School fellows uncovered layered Jewish identities of activists in solidarity with Palestinians, including within themselves.
Melissa Wood Bartholomew, HDS's Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Erica Williams, a graduate student in divinity, led the group in a libation ceremony—a ritual practiced by cultures and religions around the world.