“I had not intended to go on into a ministry. I really had intended to take a year out and go back into foreign service, but after I had been there for about six months studying, I knew that this was the place where I wanted to be. I felt my calling was in theology and ministry.”... Read more about Humans of HDS: Accepted Inside, Rejected Outside
This conversation was presented on August 27, 2020, by the HDS Women’s Studies in Religion Program, which brings five scholars in gender from around the country each year to enrich the experience of HDS students. The research associates shared their thoughts on the ethical responsibility of scholars to be engaged in the study of gender.... Read more about Video: Ethical Scholarship: Gender, Religion, and Difference
"I think it's because they want that professional degree, and they want the respect that should come with that," said Patricia Simpson, counselor to Roman Catholic Students and Instructor in Ministry Studies at HDS. "I think they want to be able to state that they've prepared academically to the same level as ... the men being ordained."
On March 12, 2020, Monique Moultrie (Georgia State University), Visiting Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and African American Religions, gave the lecture, “Hidden Histories: Faith as a Site of Black Lesbian Activism."
Dr. Alaa Murabit discusses the promotion of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at Harvard Divinity School, highlighting the intersection between women's leadership, religion, and sustainable development. She will present unique examples of women's religious leadership to advance human rights, societal development, and peacebuilding and explore the importance of leveraging religious scholarship.... Read more about Video: Promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Ann Braude, director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program at HDS, discusses the Spiritualism movement in America during the nineteenth century, and how it helped bring women—and reformist ideas—into the public sphere.