Social and Racial Justice

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After Slavery Report, What Next?

May 5, 2022
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.
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At Div School, Centuries-Old Aztec Language Speaks to the Present

April 15, 2022
Nahuatl Notequixpoyohuan (“My Nahuatl Friends”) is housed at Harvard Divinity School and supported by the Harvard University Native American Program and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Some students in the group, now in its second semester, want to reclaim their roots and culture. Some are researchers who need Nahuatl to use primary sources left by scribes.
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HDS Fellow Presents Art Exhibition on Cultural Activism and Identity

March 30, 2022
Taurean J. Webb, 2021-22 Fellow in Conflict and Peace with the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative at HDS, presented a collaborative art exhibition called “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine” at a virtual event sponsored by the Religion and Public Life.
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A Mirror on Every Wall—and a Microphone Behind Every Mirror

March 24, 2022
Harvard Divinity School's statement on “Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging” declares that theological training at the school is “vibrant” with an energy that will guide students to “unlearn and heal” the vices planted in them by society and thereby allow them “to flourish and feel a deep sense of belonging.”
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Research Associate Heather White on 'Hosting the Counterculture'

March 4, 2022
Heather White, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender and Queer Studies at HDS and a Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate for 2021–22, describes her year-long research project at the WSRP, "Hosting the Counterculture: Histories of Queer Episcopal New York."
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Humans of HDS: Prepared for This Moment

February 24, 2022

“One of the things you realize when you start to do social justice work is that you don’t get anywhere alone. Without community and partnership, you can’t move the needle on any area of community empowerment, development, ant-discriminatory, or anti-oppressive work in order to make structural change that alleviates burdens on the marginalized.”—Teddy Hickman-Maynard, Associate Dean for Ministry Studies at HDS... Read more about Humans of HDS: Prepared for This Moment