"We have been on pilgrimage together in this extraordinary wilderness of pandemic and uprising, and like all pilgrimages, we have been led to places we may not have known we needed to go," says Kerry Maloney, HDS chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life.
"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.
"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.
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"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, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at HDS and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, interviews her husband Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at HDS, about pandemics in the medieval Christian West.... Read more about Religion in a Time of Pandemic
"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.