Student Activities and Interviews

Dean David N. Hempton

Hope for Renewal

November 9, 2020

I write at perhaps the most challenging moment of our lifetimes, as our society reels from global pandemic, economic collapse, and social unrest. We have all been affected. Many in the HDS community are on the front lines as activists, caregivers, and even policy makers. I want you to know that we at HDS are thinking of you. We are inspired by your efforts. We thank you for making a world of difference. 

In recent months, I have often reflected on my time as an undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast, in the early 1970s, the first—and some of the worst—years of the “...

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Professor Mark Jordan

Recalling the ‘Brave Spaces’ for LGBTQ+ History Month

October 27, 2020

Believing that a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, gathered other educators and community leaders to discuss the issue in 1994. The group selected October as LGBTQ+ History Month because public schools are in session and traditions, including Coming Out Day, occur that month.... Read more about Recalling the ‘Brave Spaces’ for LGBTQ+ History Month

Black Lives Matter protest

In This Moment: Starting The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative

August 25, 2020

The following essay was written by the Founding Students of The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative.

On June 5, 2020, Jamie Dimon was photographed kneeling in front of a local bank alongside branch employees, posed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Dimon is the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States and the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization; his kneeling was heralded as one of the most radical statements, spoken or unspoken, of #BLM support within the financial community.... Read more about In This Moment: Starting The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative

Humans of HDS: Embodying a Playful Dharma

Humans of HDS: Embodying a Playful Dharma

August 20, 2020

“A huge learning in my project emerged when I realized that I didn’t have to make the case that Buddhism and play have something to offer each other. Rather than impress anyone with my nifty theorizing, I could just guide some meditation practices, juxtapose them with InterPlay forms, and allow those present to arrive at their own conclusions.”—Alex Baskin, MDiv ‘22... Read more about Humans of HDS: Embodying a Playful Dharma

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