Smaller organizations with older congregations that struggled to adapt during the pandemic are in the greatest danger of a downward spiral from which they can’t recover, said the Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies.
Religion and Public Life at Harvard Divinity School announced its 2021-22 fellows. This inaugural cohort of expert practitioners bring deep expertise and social justice commitments to a range of professions (government, education, journalism, organizing, and media and entertainment) and issues (racial justice, climate change, immigration advocacy, and Native and Indigenous rights).
“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.”