Alumni/Alumnae Council Chairperson Christopher J. Hanson, MDiv ’10, moderated a discussion with this year's Gomes Honorees about their time at HDS, their views on the importance of School, and their work in the world. The panel was part of HDS's bicentennial celebration and alumni reunion.… Read more about Video: In Conversation: The Bicentennial Gomes Honorees
Mary E. Hunt, MTS ’74, has no time for hand-wringing. She’s deeply concerned about the future of the country and the world, particularly since last November’s election.… Read more about A Thirst for Justice
Writing is freedom for Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, MTS ’01: freedom from the life-threatening allergies and respiratory problems that have plagued her since she was a child; freedom from the prejudice and misunderstanding she experienced growing up African American and Muslim; freedom from the racism and brutality she often sees in the world today.… Read more about 'Sometimes I Can't Breathe, So I Write'
The recipients of the annual Peter J. Gomes STB '68 Memorial Honors are typically people who have changed the world: the minister who helps form an international nonprofit that enables formerly enslaved women and girls to reclaim their lives; the diplomat who works with the U.S. Secretary of State to navigate complex religious landscapes; the activist who fights tirelessly for democracy, education, and human rights in East Africa.… Read more about Six for 200
Preston Williams has often been first: the first tenured African American member of the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) faculty; the first African American president of the Society of Christian Ethics; the founding director of Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute.… Read more about First of Many
When Valarie Kaur, MTS '07, visited the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, after a white supremacist shot six people there in August of 2012, she found none of the recriminations and finger-pointing that characterized the politics of gun violence in the United States. … Read more about Beyond 'Us and Them'
The Rev. Cynthia Kane, MDiv '96, says that her ministry is a lot like any other. She is a companion and guide to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences and helps them address questions of morality, faith, spirituality, and ethics.… Read more about The Warrior’s Companion