Faculty and Research

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams: We Have to Bridge Our Divides

April 13, 2021
"Healing this uncivil war, especially within our own families, is not about changing our minds or even our hearts but first creating a space where we can meet unarmed. Here, an opening can occur. We are not abandoning our principles, but expanding our points of view," says HDS writer-in-residence Terry Tempest Williams.
Stephanie Paulsell in Memorial Church

Faith, Fear, and Change

April 12, 2021
"As we stand with those women at the open, empty tomb, may we feel our desire for resurrection and its transformations rising within us. And may we be brave enough to take up the story where they left off, brave enough to resist going back to the way things were and to seeking together the ways things could be," says Professor Stephanie Paulsell.
Professor Mayra Rivera. Photo: Courtesy Mayra Rivera

The Coloniality of Apocalypse

March 31, 2021
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies Mayra Rivera and Drew University Professor Catherine Keller reflect on "the end of the world," "climate apocalypse," and the aftermath of Hurricane María.
Professor Catherine Brekus

Salem, 1692

March 18, 2021
HDS Professor Catherine Brekus discusses the Salem Witch Hunt and talks about what leads a close-knit community to turn against each other—and draws some uncomfortable parallels with our own moment, from conspiracy theories to the demonization of opponents, especially women.
Professor David Carrasco

The Mexican Angels in the Attic

March 11, 2021
In a new essay, Professor Davíd Carrasco tells the story of his personal and academic encounters with religion and spirituality.