Derek van Bever, MDiv '11

Religion in the Workplace: What Managers Need to Know

September 27, 2018
"My guess is that most companies don’t have a written policy that articulates how to handle religion in the workplace in a way that’s instructive for management," says Derek van Bever, MDiv '11, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
Chris Alburger, MDiv '15

Meet The Trans Chaplain Helping LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome in Senior Care

July 16, 2018
Chris Alburger, MDiv '15, may very well be the first chaplain in America hired specifically for LGBTQ senior care. He is definitely the first-ever LGBTQ Chaplain Resident at Hebrew SeniorLife. Chris discusses his job, the impact he’s had on residents, and his advice for LGBTQ seniors making the move to assisted living.

Video: Divinity Dialogues: 2018 Gomes Honorees

April 12, 2018

The 2018 Peter J. Gomes STB '68 Memorial honorees speak for the final installment of this year’s Divinity Dialogues.

The panelists were: Robert Michael Franklin, MDiv '78; Jalane D. Schmidt, MDiv '96, AM '05, PhD '05; Simran Jeet Singh, MTS '08; Karen I. Tse, MDiv '00; and Ann D. Braude, Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program.

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Gomes Honoree Jalane Schmidt. Photo handout.

To Fight the Alt-Right

April 9, 2018

Jalane Schmidt could hear the chants across the street from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia on the night of August 11, 2017. “Blood and soil!” the torch-bearing marchers shouted as they gathered in front of a statue of Thomas Jefferson. “You will not replace us!”... Read more about To Fight the Alt-Right

karen tse

To Hear the Cries of the World

March 28, 2018

Karen Tse, MDiv '00, walked into a prison in the African nation of Burundi and found children: an eight-year-old boy tossed into jail for stealing a mobile phone; twelve-year-old girls imprisoned for "sex crimes"; a two-year old girl who had spent most of her short life behind bars with her mother, who was convicted of stealing two diapers and an iron.... Read more about To Hear the Cries of the World

John Silvanus Wilson

A Harvard to Make Du Bois Nod Yes

March 27, 2018
John Silvanus Wilson, MTS '81, was appointed by Harvard President Drew Faust as senior adviser and strategist on diversity, belonging, and inclusion. In an interview, he reflects on the goals of the new inclusion and belonging report, and why they matter.
Chris Berling

Progressing into Mindfulness

February 6, 2018

Chris Berlin is a counselor to Buddhist students and Instructor in Ministry and Pastoral Counseling at HDS. He is part of a musical group consisting of several HDS alumni and students called Satigata. The group, formed at HDS, recently released an album called “Boundless,” which is a blend of Buddhist chanting, modern rock, and folk set to guitar, hand drums, and Buddhist bells.... Read more about Progressing into Mindfulness