Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. Hempton

Hope for Renewal

November 9, 2020

I write at perhaps the most challenging moment of our lifetimes, as our society reels from global pandemic, economic collapse, and social unrest. We have all been affected. Many in the HDS community are on the front lines as activists, caregivers, and even policy makers. I want you to know that we at HDS are thinking of you. We are inspired by your efforts. We thank you for making a world of difference. 

In recent months, I have often reflected on my time as an undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast, in the early 1970s, the first—and some of the worst—years of the “...

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A Message from Dean Hempton: 'Let's Not Be Found Wanting'

May 31, 2020

I know you share with me a deep anger and sadness after one of the worst weeks in our country’s recent history, possibly THE worst. There are now over 100,000 deaths from the Covid-19 virus, mostly the elderly, the incarcerated, “essential” workers, the marginalized, people of color, native peoples, and the poor. There are tens of millions unemployed and uncertain where their next meal is coming from.... Read more about A Message from Dean Hempton: 'Let's Not Be Found Wanting'

Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David Hempton on Religious Freedom

February 7, 2020
Dean David N. Hempton joins NPR to discuss religious freedom ahead of his talk at the Christian Center of Park City in Utah on February 8.
Dean David Hempton and his wife, Louanne

Keeping Home Close after You Leave It

December 4, 2019
For Dean David Hempton and his wife, Louanne, the short film Remains by Northern Ireland artist Willie Doherty spoke to a reality they are all too familiar with. Part of the Harvard Art Museums exhibit Crossing Lines, Constructing Homes, the film gives the audience a look back to The Troubles.

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