Social Justice


A Powerful Form of Love

November 14, 2019

The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray felt called to Arizona at a time when the state was ground zero for the controversy on immigration that today dominates the headlines.

It didn’t take long for the issue to become personal.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix where she became lead minister in 2008 included several undocumented immigrants. One of them, a young man named Daniel, taught the toddler Sunday School classes at the congregation. An excellent student, he enrolled in college hoping to be a schoolteacher, but he had to drop out when his mother got...

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The Great Hack

Politics of the Unseen

October 30, 2019

Terry Tempest Williams, HDS’s writer-in-residence, and film producer Geralyn White Dreyfous have curated a special film series that is open to the Harvard community as well as the general public, and includes the chance for audience members to engage in discussion with directors, producers, and subjects of the films.... Read more about Politics of the Unseen

Cornell William Brooks

Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism

October 25, 2019

In an interview with the Public Health Post, HDS Visiting Professor Cornell William Brooks talks about his career in activism and the fight for social justice.

Cornell Brooks

Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

February 27, 2019

Race and religion are among the best predictors of how Americans choose a president. Race and religion are also bases for political compromises that call into question our moral credibility on issues ranging from voting rights to police brutality. Cornell William Brooks and Todne Thomas discuss... Read more about Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14

"It Can't Stay the Same"

February 1, 2019
The Rev. Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14, is a pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and is serving as a leader in state and local government.
building bridges

Video: Building Bridges

October 11, 2018

By bringing together scholars from across Harvard, this panel discussed the importance of a critical, nuanced, and interdisciplinary understanding of refugee, asylum, and immigrant issues, while highlighting activist efforts.... Read more about Video: Building Bridges