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
“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.”
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.
The Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, MDiv '97 and Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies, is one of this year's Harvard Alumni Association Award recipients, recognized for her outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni leadership and engagement.
Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures (FAS), delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 19, 2019.... Read more about Ali Asani on Beauty
In Camphill communities around the world, "diversely-abled people are pioneering a host of innovative environmental projects and successfully building communities where people and planet prosper," writes HDS faculty member Dan McKanan.