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.
Steven Fisher, MDiv '21

Humans of HDS: Forming Identity, Finding Belonging

April 7, 2021

“I had one interaction with a patient who had trouble talking and had to communicate by writing on notebook paper. And as she struggled to write, she told me that she was preparing to be her husband’s co-caretaker now that they were both in a place of poor health. As a chaplain, to receive that note and see the love that was poured into it was beautiful. That is what ‘holy’ is. I still carry that specific note with me, almost as one would a prayer card,” says Steven Fisher, MDiv '21.... Read more about Humans of HDS: Forming Identity, Finding Belonging

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Rallying Religious and Health Leaders to Prevent Child Abuse

April 5, 2021
Preventing and healing child abuse involves more than medical care or social work. For many, particularly those whose abuse involved religious figures, it must incorporate faith as well. “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse,” an online symposium on April 8 co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School, will bring together survivors, public health experts, and religious leaders from various traditions to explore best practices for confronting and ending such abuse as well as promoting recovery.
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.