“People were meeting what they identified as spiritual needs, but doing them in organizations that had no apparent spiritual connection,” said HDS Associate Dean for Ministry Studies Dudley Rose. “Like SoulCycle. People would cite SoulCycle.”
"The soft supplication to the Buddhist goddess of healing, Tara, filled my hours, along with Sufi music and gentle sounds of Sikh prayers on the one divine. Words of the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi, 'Keep silent because the world of silence is a vast fullness,' became my meditation," writes HDS alum Kalpana Jain, MTS '17.
The original "freedom schools" offered a free, progressive education to Black students in the Civil Rights era-South. At Harvard, HDS alum Najha Zigbi-Johnson and Lesedi Graveline, MTS '21, reimagine what an Ivy League education could look like.
Summer has always been a time to catch up on that ever-growing reading list, whether it be for work, for pleasure, or, this summer, for knowledge and strength in these uncertain times. Below, members of the HDS community shared what they’re reading.... Read more about HDS’s 2020 Summer Reading List
"COVID-19 brutalizes bodies, but it also disempowers families who are unable to see their loved ones, sit at their bedsides and hold their hands," writes Bridget Power, MDiv '19, a chaplain resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
HDS alum and Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile discusses his new book, which explores how we can find meaning and well-being in our daily rituals (sitting down for dinner with family, morning yoga) and in adopting new ones.
Bob Linscott’s specialties feel essential, now more than ever. The assistant director of the LGBT Aging Project at the Fenway Institute in Boston, Linscott, MTS '97, has spent his career focused on the needs of older adults.