Nan Hutton, ThD candidate at HDS, will present, "Religion is something you 'do'": Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921) accomplished a number of "firsts" that have significance within women's history as evidence of a woman succeeding in what were then male-dominated arenas. In Chapter 1, we'll read about her religious formation in the context of larger national narratives: the "woman question," "millennialism," "revivalism" and "benevolence and social reform" -- all of which influenced her commitments to "do" religion. Read more about Feb 11: Dissertation Dinner, Religion is something you "do" with Nan Hutton
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School is excited to present (Un)familiar Deaths, a two-part lecture with James Cone and Mark Jordan. Together, Cone and Jordan will chart the unsettling ways in which race, sexuality, politics, and death coincide in modern America. Cone, a founder of black liberation theology, has revolutionized how we think of religion and race, and continues to shed new light on the problems and possibilities of religion and social justice.Read more about March 5: (Un)Familiar Deaths: Politics of Death and Dying in the Contemporary World
End of Life care addresses a practical challenge: everyone must die and hopes to do so in a comfortable and respectful way. But it also responds to other tense questions: for instance, how does one distribute care in a society riven by economic and social disparity? Care at the End of Life examines current attitudes and obstacles to dying well.A screening of How to Die in Oregon will follow a panel discussion.
How do we mourn in an unstable world? Resource shortages demand that we reconsider our methods of remembrance; political conflicts ask that we memorialize ethically; changing customs suggest that past rituals may soon lose their power. Dead Futures pairs a discussion along with an exhibition of art and design to imagine the future of mourning and death.