Morning Prayers: Queer Divine Week

Abby McElroy speaks at morning prayers

Theologies, Perspectives, and Stories: The Memorial Church for a week of Morning Prayers services explors LGBTQ+-affirming theologies, queer concepts of the divine, and stories of queer folks of faith from around campus.

The Rev. Cody Sanders speaks at Morning PrayersThe Rev. Cody Sanders, American Baptist Chaplian and President of Harvard Chaplians, speaks at moring Prayers during Queer Divine Week. Photos by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications.

The Rev Cody Sanders
American Baptist Chaplain, President, Harvard Chaplains.

"When queer people gather to tell our stories, we regularly move from the mood of memorial to the temperament of a tea dance because we know that if we do not tell the stories and invoke the names of those who did not make it here with us, then no one else will."

––

––

 

Aric Flemming MDiv '19 speaking at Morning Prayers, Nov. 15, 2022
Aric Flemming MDiv '19.

Aric Flemming MDiv '19
Graduate Commons Program Manager, Harvard University, former seminarian, Memorial Church of Harvard University.

"As humans, it is our job, our duty, our responsibility to remember that a deposit of spiritual enlightenment has been placed in every person, in all people."

––

––

 

Benjamin Dunning Speaking at Morning PrayersBenjamin Dunning PhD '05, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School.

Benjamin Dunning PhD '05
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School

"The genders I have in mind have been existing for a long time, a gender complexity that we have always been living."

––

––

 

Frances Lee speaks at Morning Prayers
Frances Lee MDiv II, Harvard Divinity School.

Frances Lee MDiv II
Harvard Divinity School.

"As queer and trans people of color, we're not holding our collective breath to be let back into religious spaces."

––

––

 

Abby McElroy speaks at morning prayers
Abby McElroy '24, Harvard College.

Abby McElroy '24
Harvard College.

"I know that the love I feel in my heart and the love that so many queer people bring into the world is sacred."

––

––