Social and Racial Justice

Emancipation Day 1900

Juneteenth in a Time of Reckoning

June 19, 2020
Harvard students and faculty members, including HDS Professor Todne Thomas, reflect on what Juneteenth means to them, amid the national reckoning with racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.
HDS Professor Cornel West

Professor Cornel West Co-Hosts New Podcast

June 17, 2020

HDS Professor Cornel West co-hosts the new podcast The Tight Rope, a weekly podcast that takes time to welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators with West and co-host Brown University Professor Tricia Rose.

A stack of books

A Reading List on Issues of Race

June 16, 2020
Professor Todne Thomas and other Harvard faculty discuss the books they recommend for those who want to learn more about the issues and to expand their understanding of systemic racism, white privilege, and the long legacies of slavery and white supremacy in American history.
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'

Cornell William Brooks

Viralized Injustice: American Health and Democracy

May 22, 2020
"This is a pandemic that hits a country ill-equipped, ill-prepared, that is yet wrestling with literally decades-old racial and ethnic and class disparities and divisions," says Visiting Professor Cornell William Brooks.
De “Gathering Historias” participante Tania Erlij: “Hay mucho para ver, cómo lo veas, como científica o como nada más apreciar.”

'Gathering Historias' Revela Conexiones Profundas Con La Naturaleza Y La Comunidad

April 29, 2020

Steven Salido Fisher está realizando un trabajo venerable simplemente al escuchar las historias que las personas comparten desde sus corazones. El estudiante de la Escuela de Teología de Harvard (HDS, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando en una misión para darle una voz elevada a los habitantes de la comunidad hispana local en el tópico del medio ambiente. Su proyecto, “Gathering Historias,” está documentando, en su idioma nativo, las experiencias de las personas con la naturaleza, incluyendo el espacio verde e histórico del Arnold Arboretum de la Universidad de Harvard.... Read more about 'Gathering Historias' Revela Conexiones Profundas Con La Naturaleza Y La Comunidad

Illustration by Steven Fisher

'Gathering Historias' Reveals Deep-Rooted Connections to Nature and Community

April 29, 2020

Steven Salido Fisher is doing sacred work simply by listening to people as they share the stories in their hearts. The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) student is building on a mission to give people in the local Hispanic community an elevated voice about the natural environment. His project, “Gathering Historias” is documenting, in their native language, their experiences with nature including the historic green space of The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.... Read more about 'Gathering Historias' Reveals Deep-Rooted Connections to Nature and Community

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. 

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