“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.”
Cheryl Giles, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling at HDS, discusses her coedited anthology of “freedom stories” exploring what it means to be Black and Buddhist in America.
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.
Former WSRP director Constance Buchanan "was hired to be a bridge between the righteous anger of the young radical feminists in the divinity school classrooms, and the millennia of theological education that had been exclusively in the hands of men," said Ann Braude, current WSRP director.