"So let us hold fast to love on the road to justice, though the road is windy. I believe we will get there to the promised land. We will get there indeed if we hold fast to love," says Aric Flemming, MDiv '19.
Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions and a 2020-21 Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate, discusses issues of storytelling and relationship and community building with NPR affiliate Blue Ridge Public Radio.
Just because the summer has come to an end shouldn’t mean we stop looking for interesting, important books to add to our reading queue. As we here at HDS settle into the new semester, and into our continued new virtual reality, we offer a sampling of what’s on top of our bookshelves.... Read more about Page Turners: September Books of the Month
The following essay was written by the Founding Students of The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative.
On June 5, 2020, Jamie Dimon was photographed kneeling in front of a local bank alongside branch employees, posed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Dimon is the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States and the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization; his kneeling was heralded as one of the most radical statements, spoken or unspoken, of #BLM support within the financial community.... Read more about In This Moment: Starting The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative
HDS Professor Cornel West co-hosts the new podcast The Tight Rope, a weekly podcast that takes time to welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators with West and co-host Brown University Professor Tricia Rose.
"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.
In Nashua, N.H., Hannah Stohler, MDiv '16, leads Marguerite's Place, a transitional housing nonprofit for women and children in crisis that also provides residents with childcare, legal support, mental health counseling employment training, financial education, and peer mentoring as they build independence.
The day that Abel Rodriguez won his first asylum case was the best of his career as an immigration attorney. He was overjoyed and his work seemed full of meaning after accompanying his client through a process that was long and stressful but ultimately successful. Then he did the math.
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.... Read more about A Powerful Form of Love