Faculty and Research

Discussion on white supremecy

Video: White Supremacy in the Study and Practice of Ministry

September 2, 2020

In conjunction with the HDS Committee on Racial Justice and Healing and in cooperation with the courses "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (T&M) and "Introduction to Ministry Studies" (IMS), Professors David Holland and Matthew Potts hosted a two-part series of community conversations on issues of white supremacy and anti-blackness in the study of ministry and religion.

On September 2, Professor Potts, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and of Ministry Studies, moderated a discussion on white supremacy in the study and practice of ministry.

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Jesus and Disciples Carrying Crosses

The Cost of Discipleship

August 31, 2020
"Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that the world desperately needs honest followers of Christ who speak truth to power, risk their necks to help those in trouble, refuse to play it safe when fundamental human values have been scorned and pushed aside, when hatred seeks to stifle love," writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Michael D. Jackson

'New Beginnings Are Born of Brokenness': A Conversation With Prof. Michael D. Jackson

August 25, 2020

HDS Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions Michael D. Jackson is an anthropologist with extensive fieldwork experience in West Africa and Aboriginal Australia. He is the author of 40 works of anthropology, poetry, fiction, and memoir, and his academic work has been strongly influenced by critical theory, American pragmatism, and existential-phenomenological thought.... Read more about 'New Beginnings Are Born of Brokenness': A Conversation With Prof. Michael D. Jackson

Women's Ordination

Women's Ordination Conference Surveys Catholic Women in Lay Ministry

August 19, 2020
"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."

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