Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created many memorable characters—from Sula and Beloved to Frank Money. Her notions of goodness and mercy shown in these characters also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit.... Read more about Goodness and the Literary Imagination
David Diaz, MDiv candidate and fellow in the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on October 9, 2019.... Read more about Expressing Love
“My job, in part, is to help people enter that liminal space of transition and think about not just what they want the next minister to be, but who they want to be as a community,” said HDS Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. “Because it’s such a transitional year, I thought pilgrimage would be a good theme.”
The fall 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture was delivered by Diana Magaloni, deputy director, director of conservation, and program director and Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology on October 8.
"Every day after class I went into the bathroom and cried just because there was so much emotion. It was amazing. It encapsulates a lot of my experience at HDS, where I think I know what it is, but then I realize that I do not understand things like justice and faith and power. Repeatedly my experience at HDS is realizing that I don’t know what words mean."—Marissa Compton, MTS ’20
HDS Professor Todne Thomas writes that the moral exceptionalism that was extended to Trump by evangelicals around the issue of family values was not just an act of grace; it was an example of a moral program working as it has in the past through religious and political alignments with the GOP.
Alicia Izharuddin, Visiting Senior Lecturer on Women’s Studies and Islam and 2019-20 Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on October 4, 2019.... Read more about Contact Zones
"There are ways of being nostalgic that are childish, and there are ways that are childlike. The enabling form reinforces your sense of wonder and gets you outside of your ego and narcissism. The disabling form is a matter of wanting to control something that reinforces your narcissism and narrowness," says HDS Professor Cornel West.