Past Events

  • 2014 Apr 10

    In Conversation: The Spiritual and Intellectual Life in Communication and in Tension

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave., Harvard Divinity School

    Featuring Kaia Stern, Lecturer on Ethics.

    In this continuing series, faculty members explore their intellectual and spiritual autobiographies with attention to the ways in which they have intersected, cohered, collided, and deepened over the course of their careers. From these presentations and the ensuing conversations, we hope to identify some of the key intellectual, spiritual, and physical practices we all might develop to remain supple and responsive to the...

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  • 2014 Apr 10

    Morning Prayers: Chiwen Bao

    8:45am to 9:00am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker: Chiwen Bao, Lecturer on Social Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University

  • 2014 Apr 09

    MemCafé

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Apr 23 2014 except Wed Mar 19 2014.
    9:00am to 10:15am

    Location: 

    The Porch of the Memorial Church

    Memcafe logoFollowing each service of Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, free coffee and snacks will be available at MemCafé from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. on the steps of the Memorial Church across from Widener Library.  All are welcome!

  • 2014 Apr 09

    Morning Prayers: Tim Vaverchak

    8:45am to 9:00am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker: Tim Vaverchak, Project Manager, Strategic IT Initiatives, Harvard University

  • 2014 Apr 07

    William Belden Noble Lecture: Joshua DuBois

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Joshua Dubois

    "Approaching the Ledge: Why America needs a crisis of faith — and why, in order to save religion, we must be willing to let it die."

    Listen to the Lecture (stream)

    Joshua DuBois will explore the idea that we live in a time where faith exists without crisis, a coddled religious environment where God is not trusted to do God-sized things. As a result, some of the most significant social, political, and moral challenges we confront as a nation remain unsolved. Profiling leaders who have embraced deep crises of faith in the past — from the Civil Rights Movement to the present day — Mr. DuBois will plot a crisis-driven way forward that might finally address some of the most intractable problems we face.

    Joshua DuBois,  former Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and author of The President's Devotionalwill present  the 2014 William Belden Noble Lecture. Free admission.

  • 2014 Apr 07

    Morning Prayers: Ann Braude

    8:45am to 9:00am

    Location: 

    Appleton Chapel

    Speaker: Ann Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School

  • 2014 Apr 06

    The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion

    11:00am

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    Professor Jonathan L. Walton

    Preacher:
    Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church, Harvard University

    Sermon:
    Filing Personal Exemptions

    Text: “When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, not by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, ‘Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her.’ His servants said to him, ‘There is a medium at Endor.’ ” (I Samuel 28:5-7)

    Anthems: 
    Lassus – Missa Bell’ Amfitrit altera

  • 2014 Apr 06

    Faith & Life Forum: Joshua DuBois

    9:30am to 10:15am

    Location: 

    The Memorial Church Sanctuary

    The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama
    Joshua DuBois, Former Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    *Faith and Life Forum will take place this morning in the main sanctuary. Professor David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School, will interview Mr. DuBois. Joshua Dubois is the 2014 William Belden Noble Lecturer.

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