Harvard Divinity School Bicentennial & Alumni Reunion

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends took part in a joyous celebration of HDS's 200th birthday at the School on April 28-29, 2017.

  1. Classmate , minister turned lawyer, and me at reunion
    Classmate , minister turned lawyer, and me at reunion
  2. CSWR & Jewett House from Andover rooftop. Thanks for the tour Ralph! #HDS200 
Photo courtesy of Bjorn Sorenson MTS '02 https://t.co/WZLOzzeBy2
    CSWR & Jewett House from Andover rooftop. Thanks for the tour Ralph! #HDS200 Photo courtesy of Bjorn Sorenson MTS '02 pic.twitter.com/WZLOzzeBy2
  3. Prof. Harvey Cox asks audience: "why has religion persisted, despite predictions of mid-20th cent intellects like Bonhoeffer?" #hds200 https://t.co/7Pw5WXvlKz
    Prof. Harvey Cox asks audience: "why has religion persisted, despite predictions of mid-20th cent intellects like Bonhoeffer?" #hds200 pic.twitter.com/7Pw5WXvlKz
  4. Gettin' schooled #HDS200 "How do we constitute prophetic coalitions?" "Where is our moral consistency?" "WHO ARE WE?" @CornelWest https://t.co/XwsUHfsygP
    Gettin' schooled #HDS200 "How do we constitute prophetic coalitions?" "Where is our moral consistency?" "WHO ARE WE?" @CornelWest pic.twitter.com/XwsUHfsygP
  5. Grateful for Paula & Yael and their work with families, couples, & children.  #HDS200 @harvarddivinity
    Grateful for Paula & Yael and their work with families, couples, & children. #HDS200 @harvarddivinity
  6. The Bahá’í Faith individuals and communities work to improve their own lives and contribute to the lives of others. -Sasha Dehghani #HDS200
  7. Glad to be back on campus and getting some crash courses in the Baha'i faith, secularism, nonviolence, and empathy #HDS200 #backtoschool 🤓
  8. #hds200 the day after. Was good to go home.
    #hds200 the day after. Was good to go home.
  9. "We do not have time in our lives, friends, to hate. We must work for justice." @HarvardDivinity visiting scholar Sasha Dehghani #HDS200 https://t.co/8qood9IghT
    "We do not have time in our lives, friends, to hate. We must work for justice." @HarvardDivinity visiting scholar Sasha Dehghani #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/8qood9IghT
  10. I'm late, but finally made it to #HDS200, looking forward to hearing Cornel West.
  11. 2017 Gomes Honorees - @HarvardDivinity alumni who helped shape this school, & the world, for the better - engage in discussion at #HDS200. https://t.co/iUBLobRMdP
    2017 Gomes Honorees - @HarvardDivinity alumni who helped shape this school, & the world, for the better - engage in discussion at #HDS200. pic.twitter.com/iUBLobRMdP
  12. The Empathy Effect says hello to #Boston. #hds200 #livingwage #beautyforthepublicgood #empathypledge #womenwhowork #womensupportingwomen #harvarduniversity #Harvard #compassion #karuna #empathy #goldenrule #momboss @harvard @harvarddivinity
    The Empathy Effect says hello to #Boston. #hds200 #livingwage #beautyforthepublicgood #empathypledge #womenwhowork #womensupportingwomen #harvarduniversity #Harvard #compassion #karuna #empathy #goldenrule #momboss @harvard @harvarddivinity
  13. Buddhist pop-culture mindfulness is apart of the decline of mainline Protestant denominations. #HDS200 #HDSBicentennial -Charlie Hallisey
  14. Hallisey:"Buddhist mindfulness often is gateway back to one's own religion in West: incl Christianty, Judaism." This happened to me! #HDS200
  15. Back to school today, starting w Charles Hallisey class on Buddhism in pop culture, the mindfulness industry,  a "good religion." #HDS200 https://t.co/vJR27Kb1JA
    Back to school today, starting w Charles Hallisey class on Buddhism in pop culture, the mindfulness industry, a "good religion." #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/vJR27Kb1JA
  16. Difficult to describe how it feels to be back in the Sperry Room taking a "class" from Diane Moore with alums across generations #HDS200 https://t.co/SzsvUSd2jh
    Difficult to describe how it feels to be back in the Sperry Room taking a "class" from Diane Moore with alums across generations #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/SzsvUSd2jh
  17. Naive Pluralism: the thought that if we all just get together we can all get along. - Moore #HDS200
  18. Thinking of my fellow @HarvardDivinity grads at #HDS200 this morning.

Sad I'm not there, but someone shout the frisbee chant for me! https://t.co/bWPOJJV6F3
    Thinking of my fellow @HarvardDivinity grads at #HDS200 this morning. Sad I'm not there, but someone shout the frisbee chant for me! pic.twitter.com/bWPOJJV6F3
  19. HDS alumni from 30 states and 6 different countries will be on campus to celebrate the bicentennial! #HDS200 https://t.co/U9BmyQnTO1
    HDS alumni from 30 states and 6 different countries will be on campus to celebrate the bicentennial! #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/U9BmyQnTO1
  20. Chairman of the Harvard Divinity Bicentennial Reunion... running my mouth....#HDS200  #HDSBicentennial
    Chairman of the Harvard Divinity Bicentennial Reunion... running my mouth....#HDS200 #HDSBicentennial
  21. Beloved former students, Eric & Nick.  #HDS200 @harvarddivinity
    Beloved former students, Eric & Nick. #HDS200 @harvarddivinity
  22. Fin*. #hds200 *except for maybe Commencement
    Fin*. #hds200 *except for maybe Commencement
  23. Bicentennial party! 🎉#HDS200 @harvarddivinity
    Bicentennial party! 🎉#HDS200 @harvarddivinity
  24. Too much #wine. Too many #desserts. Let's do this every weekend! #HDS200 #HDSBicentennial
    Too much #wine. Too many #desserts. Let's do this every weekend! #HDS200 #HDSBicentennial
  25. I've got my church lady fan for #HDS200.  Who says ya can't get Church at Harvard!! https://t.co/rKvIsR7oNL
    I've got my church lady fan for #HDS200. Who says ya can't get Church at Harvard!! pic.twitter.com/rKvIsR7oNL
  26. Aside from reminiscing about finding love in a liminal space, the highlight of my time at the HDS bicentennial was picking up these gems in Drew Faust's address:

She quoted the late Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes (a black, republican, gay, baptist, self-identified "Harvard-type") as saying "My anomalies make it possible to advance the conversation," and former HDS student and civil war chaplain Arthur Fuller as remarking that "goodness and usefulness" should be our ultimate aims. 
I am thrilled to celebrate the 200th birthday of a place committed to furthering conversation, honoring anomalies, and promoting goodness and usefulness. So many ??? for this special place. #hds200
    Aside from reminiscing about finding love in a liminal space, the highlight of my time at the HDS bicentennial was picking up these gems in Drew Faust's address: She quoted the late Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes (a black, republican, gay, baptist, self-identified "Harvard-type") as saying "My anomalies make it possible to advance the conversation," and former HDS student and civil war chaplain Arthur Fuller as remarking that "goodness and usefulness" should be our ultimate aims. I am thrilled to celebrate the 200th birthday of a place committed to furthering conversation, honoring anomalies, and promoting goodness and usefulness. So many ??? for this special place. #hds200
  27. .@JeffDSachs says the US must set goal of "radical de-incarceration." Crowd agrees. "We incarcerate kids in this country." #HDS200
  28. ".....the violent theft of land..." Gary Haugen, CEO of the Justice Mission. #HDS200
  29. "Trump will not bring down the Paris Agreement. If he tries, it will be a global brawl -- 195 signatories against 1." Jeffrey Sachs #HDS200
  30. Jeff Sachs: cynicism is simple. Pointing out flaws is easy. Working on the positive side is the difficult and important task. #HDS200
  31. "The politicians are on the take -- plain and simple -- in the pockets of the oil industry. It is all about greed....Jeffrey Sachs #HDS200
  32. Next up: exploring link btw violence and poverty, featuring Jeffrey Sachs. @HarvardDivinity #HDS200 https://t.co/gd25S2coai
    Next up: exploring link btw violence and poverty, featuring Jeffrey Sachs. @HarvardDivinity #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/gd25S2coai
  33. Surprised to find my image in an exhibit, "Faces of Divinity" at bicentennial of Harvard Divinty School. @HarvardDivinity #HDS200 https://t.co/O6Hojg15eb
    Surprised to find my image in an exhibit, "Faces of Divinity" at bicentennial of Harvard Divinty School. @HarvardDivinity #HDS200 pic.twitter.com/O6Hojg15eb
  34. I'm really sad that I had to miss #HDS200. Thanks to all who are tweeting from it!
  35. So grateful for the panel on women & religion at #hds200. So much work to celebrate & Long way to go! https://t.co/fFDYuRXQcz
    So grateful for the panel on women & religion at #hds200. So much work to celebrate & Long way to go! pic.twitter.com/fFDYuRXQcz
  36. Struck by how much folks r affirming vital importance of feminist, progressive theologians at this time in US. Need 2 lift voices! #HDS200
  37. #HDS200 off to a raucous start w The Women's Studies Revolution: The Room Where It Happened @HarvardDivinity #underthetent https://t.co/M3N1aOfJxX
    #HDS200 off to a raucous start w The Women's Studies Revolution: The Room Where It Happened @HarvardDivinity #underthetent pic.twitter.com/M3N1aOfJxX
  38. #HDS200 kicks off w panel on "women's studies revolution" at HDS & religious studies field. Thank God! Feminist theology changed my life. https://t.co/26MiRaYy69
    #HDS200 kicks off w panel on "women's studies revolution" at HDS & religious studies field. Thank God! Feminist theology changed my life. pic.twitter.com/26MiRaYy69
  39. For the record, I did iron my dress before biking over to #HDS200. https://t.co/Zplepe5Bxe
    For the record, I did iron my dress before biking over to #HDS200. pic.twitter.com/Zplepe5Bxe