On November 6, 1988, the Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian Jean Vanier delivered Harvard Divinity School’s inaugural Harold M. Wit Lecture on Living a Spiritual Life in a Contemporary Age. His topic for the first of two talks was “The Broken and the Oppressed.”
"Fostering a sense of belonging requires context that allows students and faculty to be their authentic selves," says HDS Professor Mayra Rivera, chair of Harvard’s Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights. "We strive to keep that principle front and center in our work."
David Hysong, MDiv ’15, finished his master’s degree in intellectual history in 2011 and found himself with a year’s lag time before he planned to enter the U.S. Navy. He was young, good looking, and smart. Most people in his position would probably have kicked back, gotten a job to pay the bills, and had some fun. But David Hysong is not “most people.”
Like many HDS alumni/alumnae who choose a different path than ordination, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, MTS ’84, shares her classmates' commitment to ethics and values.... Read more about The Heart of Human Rights
What is the role of religious literacy in humanitarian action? Humanitarian practitioners and leading scholars involved in humanitarian efforts will discuss this question and others during the Symposium on Religious Literacy in Humanitarian Action. The event, sponsored by the...
There is a sacredness in tears," wrote Washington Irving, ". . . they speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues." Perhaps the greatest question of our age is whether or not the world's grown-ups will ever notice the tears of the world's children.... Read more about Children First
Karen Tse had a vision. As a second-year student at HDS in the late 1990s, she imagined founding an organization that would end the use of torture by law enforcement around the world.... Read more about 'It Can Be Done'