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Matthew Potts

'We are all Ministers'

January 24, 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 January 24, 2022.

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Matthew Potts

God Remembers Who You Could Become

January 23, 2022
"Do not mourn. Do not weep because you have forgotten who you are, rejoice because God remembers who you could become. As we hear Jesus speak today, this day, again, 2,000 years on, we listen to him tell us who we are,"  said the The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, PhD, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, HDS Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, during a sermon at the Memorial Church.
Sultan Ahmed Khan, MDiv ’24

Humans of HDS: Interfaith Harmony

January 21, 2022

“I want to emphasize how important it is to depoliticize peace building and relationship building. I want to bring people from different walks of life together in this larger experience, because we tend to, as human beings—and this is very much present in all cultures—live in our own silos.”—Sultan Ahmed Khan, MDiv ’24... Read more about Humans of HDS: Interfaith Harmony

Faith and Women's Rights virtual panel speakers

Faith and Women’s Rights: The Role of Religion

January 18, 2022
The Harvard Center for African Studies hosted the Folorunso Alakija Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa, titled "Faith and Women’s Rights: The Role of Religion," on December 1, 2021. The event was moderated by Leila Ahmed, Victor S. Thomas Research Professor of Divinity at HDS.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking in front of large crowd

Professor John Brown Reflects on Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2022

“May we all remember that the time and the place of a man’s life on earth are the time and the place of his body, but the meaning of his life is as vast, as creative, and as redemptive as his gifts, his times, and the passionate commitment of all his powers can make it.”—Howard Thurman, April 4, 1968, With Head and Heart... Read more about Professor John Brown Reflects on Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lawrence S. Bacow

The View from Mass Hall: A Just World at Peace

December 15, 2021
"At a moment when growing tension between modernity and fundamentalism threatens much of the world, Harvard Divinity School is both a balm and a beacon," writes Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow.
Lit candles and chalice during an HDS community service

Video: 2021 Seasons of Light

December 13, 2021
As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, this beloved annual multireligious service honors the interplay of holy darkness and light in the world’s religious traditions, including choral and instrumental music, readings by HDS students, the ritual kindling of many flames, and communal prayers and songs.... Read more about Video: 2021 Seasons of Light

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