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Writing and the Art of Attention

Video: Writing and the Art of Attention

September 12, 2018

Religious traditions insist on the importance of cultivating our faculty of attention, whether it be attention to ourselves, others, our environment, or the presence of the divine in any of these three. This panel will explore whether and how the practice of writing, especially fiction writing, helps us cultivate this art of attention. What is it about writing, and the imagination and patience required, that helps us learn how better to attend?... Read more about Video: Writing and the Art of Attention

Karin Grundler-Whitacre, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Humans of HDS: A Happy Duality

September 11, 2018
"I love being here at HDS and in the United States and meeting new people—visiting scholars, faculty, postdocs, students, colleagues. I love learning their stories. It is what I have always wanted: to be in a very diverse environment, teaching, studying, and learning with my students every day. You always learn if you just keep your eyes open."—Karin Grundler-Whitacre, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs... Read more about Humans of HDS: A Happy Duality
Atul Gawande

Gawande Confronts the Inevitable

September 10, 2018
Atul Gawande talks about the limits of "being mortal" with Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton at the School's annual Ingersoll Lecture and Convocation.
Nones and Nuns

What Can Nuns and ‘Nones’ Learn from One Another?

September 7, 2018
HDS's Ministry Innovation Fellows are sponsoring the Nuns and Nones project, which seeks to bring these two groups together in order to explore new forms of community life, help millennials see models for sustainable activism and create an intergenerational network of connections.
HDS staff member Ariella Ruth Goldberg

'Weathering Change'

September 6, 2018

An anthology released by Harvard’s Office for Sustainability features art and poetry by HDS and Harvard students, faculty, staff, and alumni who created the works in response to climate change.

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams, in Thought

September 5, 2018
Writer and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams talks about her activism, her craft, and the lessons recently learned as she begins her second year as writer in residence at Harvard Divinity School.