This feature is part of an HDS Communications interview series offering students a closer look at selected upcoming courses. Below, HDS student Bo Clay chats with HDS Professor Mark Jordan, who has written extensively in the field of sexual ethics, about his fall 2018 class “Queer Theologies, Queer Religions,” which will “test the boundaries of ‘Christianity’ while exploring the varied forms of queer religion.”... Read more about Shopping Period: 'Queer Theologies, Queer Religions'
“A few months after my daughter was born, we moved to Colombia. My plan was to work part time, to take advantage of having my family around to help out with my daughter. But rather than working for pay, I ended up doing volunteer work. That year in Colombia informed and shaped the experience I would eventually have at HDS.”—Juliana Cohen, MDiv ’19... Read more about Humans of HDS: Revelation and Awakening
Benjamin Crockett, MTS candidate, spent a week in Lebanon serving with Jesuit Refugee Service to document life in a refugee camp. He believes that true storytelling is putting oneself in others' shoes.
Zachary Davis, MTS ’19, a producer at HarvardX and host of the podcast “Ministry of Ideas,” would like to change how we understand religion’s place in the twenty-first century. An initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, “Ministry of Ideas” has garnered the acclaim of outlets such as BuzzFeed and The Guardian.
“It’s important—even if we don’t stay in the religious tradition we were raised in—to be grateful for it, whatever it is. God uses those traditions, those people, and the communities we were raised in to make us into the people we’re supposed to be.”—Helen Byler, MTS ’18... Read more about Humans of HDS: Gratitude for My Upbringing
The following talk was given on April 28, 2018, by new HDS graduate Melissa Lago at the Bilbao International Literature Festival. This year’s theme was, “Return to nature, a literary utopia,” which sought to pay tribute to Henry David Thoreau and to propose a new way of living based on his work. Melissa’s talk was part of a program to celebrate the translation of Terry Tempest Williams’s book Refuge into Spanish.... Read more about What Does It Mean to be Awake?
Whether you’re packing for a trip to the beach or woods, or comfortably settling onto your couch this vacation season, HDS has some book suggestions you may want to add to your bag or side table. Members of the HDS community recently shared what they’ll be reading this summer—for work and for pleasure.... Read more about What’s on HDS’s Summer Reading List