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2019 Gomes Honors Emphasize Spiritual Innovation

March 5, 2019

In 1815, the Reverend William Ellery Channing laid out a vision for the graduates of the institution that would become Harvard Divinity School. In a fundraising circular written over the signature of Harvard President John T. Kirkland, Channing wrote that the new school’s alumni would be not only religious leaders who “speak to the conscience and heart with power,” but also scholars who “address our understandings with clearness” and “throw light over the obscurities of the sacred volume.” ... Read more about 2019 Gomes Honors Emphasize Spiritual Innovation

Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14

"It Can't Stay the Same"

February 1, 2019
The Rev. Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14, is a pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and is serving as a leader in state and local government.
Karen Meeker

Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

January 28, 2019

An explosion killed the sons of a local family, but the mother made it to Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan. There she gave birth to a baby girl. The child was beautiful as all newborns are, but the parents rejected her because she was a girl. In Afghan society, females are required to have a dowry when given at marriage so families prefer male children.... Read more about Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

Derek van Bever

Ministry of Management Education

December 5, 2018

As the director of Harvard Business School’s Forum for Growth and Innovation and senior lecturer of business administration, Derek van Bever, MBA ’88, MDiv ’11, makes management education his ministry. In so doing, he draws on his HDS experience and challenges future business leaders to evaluate their actions—and the actions of the organizations they lead—through a rigorous ethical framework.... Read more about Ministry of Management Education