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Harvard Divinity School

To Save the Girls, the World Must Help Nigeria

Jacob K. Olupona | Posted 07.12.2014 | Home
Jacob K. Olupona

It's important to understand that Boko Haram did not emerge in a vacuum. It is almost a direct result of the failed state that is corrupt and unable to provide even a basic level of safety and services to the country's citizens.

Harvard's Injustice Toward its Workers

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), a 4,600 member union comprised of non-faculty staff across Harvard University's campus, has been operating without a contract. For a university that insists on its dedication to social justice, something is missing.

Teaching Marx at Harvard: An Interview With Steven Jungkeit

Matt Bieber | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Marx, Marxism, socialism -- these are dirty words in America. Was that always true? Or was there a time -- perhaps around the time of Marx's original publications -- when you could self-describe as a Marxist in the United States and not get shouted out of the mainstream?

The Gospel Of Art

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Pierre R. Berastaín

"Art gives us access to many different way of engaging and understanding God all at the same time and I think that is really valuable when engaging with a God who is beyond our understanding. "

Coming Out: A Confession From a Harvard Student

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

It is important for people to know I am a contributing member in the United States, and that while my personal profile demonstrates a commitment to the communities in which I have lived, my communities have not always welcomed me.

Emerson's Declaration of Spiritual Independence

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

This was radical stuff in pre-Civil War America. Emerson was essentially turning religion 180 degrees on its axis. Instead of a deity presiding over creation from somewhere up there, divinity was here, there and everywhere.

Stuff Presbyterian Seminarians Say

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

My friend, Jack Jenkins and seminary student himself, has put together a quick video "Stuff Presbyterian Seminarians Say" to help folks gain a little perspective as they approach ordination exams later this week.

Divinity School Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson Shocks Harvard

Richard Geldard | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Richard Geldard

Here is the crux: Moral nature is lost in the way the Church has evolved. It is the past we are to worship, not anything living.

Ivies and the Military -- Toward Reconciliation (Harvard Administration Blows an Opportunity)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

It is past time for our elite universities to reconsider their sometime anti-military bias that is most clearly expressed in their continuing (often bitter) opposition to restoring ROTC to campus.