Faculty News and Research

Cornell William Brooks

Viralized Injustice: American Health and Democracy

May 22, 2020
"This is a pandemic that hits a country ill-equipped, ill-prepared, that is yet wrestling with literally decades-old racial and ethnic and class disparities and divisions," says Visiting Professor Cornell William Brooks.
People looking at the Last Supper painting

Knowing Christ in the Love We Do

May 11, 2020
"May our mothers live long enough and may we grow up soon enough, that we come know our mothers as the real persons they are, who have loved us beginning and end, in deed, in word, in presence," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Professor Matthew Potts

Burning Hearts

May 4, 2020
Professor Matthew Potts offers the Sunday Sermon for Memorial Church.
Stephanie Paulsell

How Do We Keep Time during a Pandemic?

May 1, 2020
"It’s hard to keep track of time when time itself feels like it’s bristling with panic or weighed down by grief, filled to overflowing with video calls, or emptied of work and connection, made dense and opaque by illness," writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.
Diane L. Moore

HDS Partners with Boston Children's Museum to Explore Religious Literacy

April 30, 2020

Boston Children’s Museum has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to conduct research into religious identity and spirituality in the context of the public experience of the Museum. The grant is funding explorations into ways to improve understanding of religions and foster knowledge and respect for diverse religious beliefs.... Read more about HDS Partners with Boston Children's Museum to Explore Religious Literacy

Faith And Purpose During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Faith And Purpose During The Coronavirus Pandemic

April 27, 2020
HDS faculty and alumni join WGBH radio to discuss how the coronavirus has changed the way people celebrate Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, and how secular groups search for meaning during the coronavirus crisis.