Bob Linscott’s specialties feel essential, now more than ever. The assistant director of the LGBT Aging Project at the Fenway Institute in Boston, Linscott, MTS '97, has spent his career focused on the needs of older adults.
In Nashua, N.H., Hannah Stohler, MDiv '16, leads Marguerite's Place, a transitional housing nonprofit for women and children in crisis that also provides residents with childcare, legal support, mental health counseling employment training, financial education, and peer mentoring as they build independence.
Seonjoon Young’s diverse career has taken her all over the world. After college, Young, MDiv '17, entered a Buddhist nunnery in South Korea before pursuing a master’s degree at HDS. While working as a chaplain, she fell in love with teaching and has now moved back to her home state of Colorado to practice and advance trauma-informed education full time.
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.
The day that Abel Rodriguez won his first asylum case was the best of his career as an immigration attorney. He was overjoyed and his work seemed full of meaning after accompanying his client through a process that was long and stressful but ultimately successful. Then he did the math.
2020 Peter J. Gomes, STB ’68 Distinguished Alumni Honoree Milia Islam, MTS ’04, was eight years old when her family moved to the United States from Bangladesh, settling eventually in Fulton, MO. The small town was overwhelmingly white and very conservative. The Islams were the only Muslims and among only a handful of people of color.
Kevin Cranston, MDiv '86, assistant commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the director of the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, spoke about how he and his team are working hard tracking cases of COVID-19 and helping advise local and state officials on policies to best mitigate its spread.
When HDS Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile asked on social media who, on lockdown, would want to participate in a weekly community sing, he found more than 100 eager strangers from the U.S., Europe, and Africa.