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In Harvard Divinity School’s new Swartz Hall, student Minahil Mead (from left), Hindu monk Vandan Ranpurwala, and student and Buddhist monk Mahayaye Vineetha meet in the multifaith space. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Renewal of Building Reflects Evolution of Divinity School

October 7, 2021
When the renewed Swartz Hall finally reopened its doors this semester, it welcomed members of the HDS and Harvard communities separated since the start of the pandemic to a renewed building, one that reflects a changed (and changing) Divinity School.
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Reflecting on ‘The Climate of Sacred Land Protection’

September 30, 2021

In our second discussion as part of the 10-week fall series, “Weather Reports: The Climate of Now,” held September 27, environmentalist, author, and HDS Writer-in-Residence Terry Tempest Williams spoke with Bernadette Demienteff, an Indigenous activist for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee.... Read more about Reflecting on ‘The Climate of Sacred Land Protection’

The Rev. Willie Bodrick, MDiv' 14, is surrounded by family and friends at the historic Twelfth Baptist Church

Pastor Bodrick Formally Installed at Twelfth Baptist

September 30, 2021
Reverend Willie Bodrick II, MDiv '14, was installed as Senior Pastor at Roxbury’s Twelfth Baptist Church, making him the second-youngest pastor in the church’s 181-year history, and its youngest in the last 145 years.
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Reflecting on ‘A Burning Testament to Climate Collapse’

September 23, 2021

This fall at Harvard Divinity School, environmentalist, author, and HDS Writer-in-Residence Terry Tempest Williams is leading a series of online conversations concerning our response to climate chaos, asking the questions: How might we recast this a time of meaning rather than despair? How do arts and activism combine to let us see possibility instead of pessimism? And where do we find the strength to fully face all that is breaking our hearts?... Read more about Reflecting on ‘A Burning Testament to Climate Collapse’

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Boston Vaccine Day Held In Roxbury

September 22, 2021
The Rev. Erica Williams, MRPL '22, spoke about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at Boston Vaccine Day held in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
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The Uproar Over the 'Ultimate American Bible'

September 16, 2021
“Putting the Bible or placing American history within the Bible, or suggesting the U.S. is a source of revelation, is seen by many evangelicals as a kind of heresy,” said HDS Professor Catherine Brekus.

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