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.
Delivering this year's Convocation address, entitled "Schools Visible and Invisible," was Mark Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Research Professor of Divinity at HDS. The ceremony included a welcome from Dean David N. Hempton, music by Christopher Hossfeld, director of music and ritual at HDS, and readings by HDS students Cassandra Montenegro and Alex Baskin.... Read more about 2021 Convocation: Schools Visible and Invisible
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.
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’
“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.