MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon recounts her shattering experience of hitting and killing an 18-year-old on a California highway. The incident has led her to devote her time to developing a “crash ministry” that includes trying to foster reconciliation, as possible, between drivers and the loved ones of those who have died.
An explosion killed the sons of a local family, but the mother made it to Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan. There she gave birth to a baby girl. The child was beautiful as all newborns are, but the parents rejected her because she was a girl. In Afghan society, females are required to have a dowry when given at marriage so families prefer male children.... Read more about Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier
Shrestha Singh grew up in the Bay Area in California. She is the daughter of Indian immigrants and has an older sister and a pit bull mix named Scout, whom she loves very much. Shrestha is the Hindu Chaplain at both Wellesley College and Brandeis University.... Read more about Humans of HDS: My Path to Hindu Chaplaincy
MDiv candidate and humanist chaplain Sally Fritsche speaks about her experience praying with hospital patients. The homily below was delivered at Follen Community Church on July 9, 2017.... Read more about An Atheist’s Prayer
In a letter last weekend to the Harvard community supporting international students and faculty, President Drew Faust unveiled a plan to appoint the first full-time University-wide Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of discussion, the search for a chaplain will be led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane.... Read more about Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain