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Psychedelics, Spirituality, and a Culture of Seekership

May 12, 2022

You're listening to the Harvard Religion Beat, and my name is Paul Gillis-Smith, a correspondent for the Divinity School.

I'm standing here in Marsh Chapel at Boston University, where 60 years ago on Good Friday, a famous experiment took place conducted by a Harvard Divinity School student, where he tried to answer the simple question: Do psychedelic drugs occasioned mystical experiences?... Read more about Psychedelics, Spirituality, and a Culture of Seekership

Lindsay Sanwald

Connecting the Monk and the Reveler with Lindsay Sanwald, MDiv ‘22

May 9, 2022

“Why is it so hard to write one beautiful sentence? Because it is an act of God.”

 

Lindsay Sanwald, MDiv ’22, is a creative producer, sober bartender, queer mystic, and psychedelic indie-rocker, stage name Idgy Dean. At HDS, she studied Vedic literature, mysticism, monasticism, creative writing, and music ritual. She will be the Graduate Student Speaker at Harvard University’s 369th Commencement.... Read more about Connecting the Monk and the Reveler with Lindsay Sanwald, MDiv ‘22

Dean David N. Hempton. / Photo: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

Dean Hempton Responds to Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Report

April 26, 2022

Dear members of the Divinity School community:

Earlier this morning you received the report of the Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery established by President Bacow and chaired by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The report comes with a message from President Bacow, in which he quotes Dean Brown-Nagin: "We cannot dismantle what we do not understand, and we cannot understand the contemporary injustice we face unless we reckon honestly with our history."... Read more about Dean Hempton Responds to Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Report

Matthew Potts

'To Be Known By Love'

April 13, 2022

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 April 13, 2022.

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