Faculty News and Research

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As We Adjust to a New Normal, Lessons in Grief and Gratitude

September 29, 2020
"But when you are grieving, you need to allow space for that to happen. Parents are so busy right now. Even the notion that they would have a few minutes to feel something feels radical to me, as someone who is trained in the reflective art of noticing feelings,” said Laura Tuach, associate director of field education and Instructor in Ministry Studies.
WSRP Research Associate Georgette Ledgister

Building Relationships That Matter

September 25, 2020

Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions and a 2020-21 Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate, discusses issues of storytelling and relationship and community building with NPR affiliate Blue Ridge Public Radio.

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The Cost of Discipleship

August 31, 2020
"Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that the world desperately needs honest followers of Christ who speak truth to power, risk their necks to help those in trouble, refuse to play it safe when fundamental human values have been scorned and pushed aside, when hatred seeks to stifle love," writes Professor Frank Clooney.
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The Office Is Adrift and Divinity Consultants Are Here to Save It

August 28, 2020
“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.”
Women's Ordination

Women's Ordination Conference Surveys Catholic Women in Lay Ministry

August 19, 2020
"I think it's because they want that professional degree, and they want the respect that should come with that," said Patricia Simpson, counselor to Roman Catholic Students and Instructor in Ministry Studies at HDS. "I think they want to be able to state that they've prepared academically to the same level as ... the men being ordained."

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