On Thursday, June 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In December 2015, nearly every country in the world agreed to the first global pact aimed at reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases. Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, wrote a commentary following Trump's controversial announcement.
On Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, HDS and Harvard University celebrated Commencement. At HDS, 106 degrees were awarded to graduating students. Proud family members and friends, staff, alumni, and the students themselves, shared pictures, videos, and thoughts about Commencement on social media. Read more about 2017 HDS Commencement Storify
David D. Price, MDiv '17, was selected by his student colleagues as the class speaker for HDS Commencement 2017. The following remarks were delivered by Price at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 25.Read more about A Step Toward Freedom
Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies Stephanie Paulsell was the faculty speaker during the Multireligious Commencement Service on May 24, 2017. Below are her remarks: Read more about Bearing Witness
The 2016-17 academic year provided many memorable moments at HDS, from the unveiling of the special Faces of Divinity exhibit to the bicentennial party and reunion. As we head toward Commencement, we take a look back at some of the events that made this academic year so meaningful and special.