Student Activities and Interviews

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’

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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.
Diane L. Moore

Toward a 'Religiously Literate' World

August 16, 2021
HDS is launching its first new master’s degree program in more than 50 years, the master of religion and public life. Coupled with a similarly named certificate program—the anchors of the of the Religion and Public Life initiative—HDS has embarked upon a comprehensive program of training professionals for practice in other realms.
Michelle Goldhaber holding up a stack of books

HDS’s 2021 Summer Reading List

August 11, 2021

The final weeks of summer are upon us.

Students and faculty will soon return to campus after more than a year away. Orientation starts in two weeks. The fall semester begins on September 1. Nevertheless, there are still more than a few days left to enjoy the beach, lake, shady tree, or porch swing all while crossing another book or two off those summer reading lists.... Read more about HDS’s 2021 Summer Reading List

Lily Rose Valore as Alice. Photo credit: Carven Creative Media

Wonderland Reimagined

June 7, 2021
“When you’re growing up, it’s really easy to separate yourself from your own body, to be scared of your own body," says MTS candidate Nadia Issa, who dances the role of Absolem in Virtually Oberon's "Alice in Rainbowland." The message of “Rainbowland” is an antidote, said Issa. “When you turn into yourself, it feels good.”
Eboni Nash, MTS '21

Divine Rights

May 25, 2021
"With leaving Harvard I plan to come back to my accountable communities in whatever fashion that is and to share with them what I learned, the resources I acquired, and the networks that I’ve gained. That’s now all theirs," said graduating student Eboni Nash, MTS '21.
Humans of HDS: Islam and Activism

Humans of HDS: Islam and Activism

May 20, 2021

“I always try to show the beauty of Islam through my actions and not just my words. If, for example, I’m fighting against gender inequality, I show people how Islam has given equality to men and women. If I’m talking about anti-racist discourse, then I talk about how Islam does not judge people by the color of their skin or their ethnicity.”—Reem Shaikh, MTS ’21... Read more about Humans of HDS: Islam and Activism