Buddhist statue

My Spiritual Path Through the COVID-19 Darkness

July 22, 2020

"The soft supplication to the Buddhist goddess of healing, Tara, filled my hours, along with Sufi music and gentle sounds of Sikh prayers on the one divine. Words of the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi, 'Keep silent because the world of silence is a vast fullness,' became my meditation," writes HDS alum Kalpana Jain, MTS '17.

Chaplain David Anderson and student nurse Kadie Laycock help a patient communicate with his family that are unable to visit due to hospital visiting restrictions at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, in Blackburn, England.

What It's like to Help Families Say Goodbye

June 22, 2020
"COVID-19 brutalizes bodies, but it also disempowers families who are unable to see their loved ones, sit at their bedsides and hold their hands," writes Bridget Power, MDiv '19, a chaplain resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Seasons of Light 2019

Exploring Divinity School during COVID-19

June 15, 2020
If you’re thinking about coming to divinity school, you might be wondering how to decide where to apply when you can’t visit campus. The HDS Office of Admissions has developed resources to help you explore HDS!
Cornell William Brooks

Viralized Injustice: American Health and Democracy

May 22, 2020
"This is a pandemic that hits a country ill-equipped, ill-prepared, that is yet wrestling with literally decades-old racial and ethnic and class disparities and divisions," says Visiting Professor Cornell William Brooks.
Stephanie Paulsell

How Do We Keep Time during a Pandemic?

May 1, 2020
"It’s hard to keep track of time when time itself feels like it’s bristling with panic or weighed down by grief, filled to overflowing with video calls, or emptied of work and connection, made dense and opaque by illness," writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.