Lectures Archive

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock answers question as Noble Lecture
The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock (right) answers a question from a student at the Memorial Church. The Q&A session, Oct. 16, 2019 was moderated by Kaia Stern (left), director of Harvard's Prison Studies Project. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications.

William Belden Noble Lectures

October 16, 2019
Lecture Title: Let My People Go: The Scandal of Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free.
Lecturer:  The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Watch the lecture (Memorial Church YouTube Channel)

April 4, 2016
Lecture Title: The Divine
Lecturer:  Award-winning American author Marilynne Robinson
Watch the lecture: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (stream)
Listen to the lecture (stream)

April 13, 2015
Lecture Title: Drew Faust Interviews Stanley Nelson
Description: Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson is interviewed at the 2015 Noble Lecture by Harvard President Drew Faust in the Memorial Church.
Watch the interview (Harvard's YouTube Channel)

April 7, 2014
Lecture Title: "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."
Lecturer: 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 Devotional

Watch Joshua DuBois' lecture (Harvard's YouTube Channel)

April 29, 2013
Lecturer: Janet McKenzie, Artist (www.janetmckenzie.com)
Listen to Janet McKenzie's lecture (stream)


Paul Tillich Lectures

April 30, 2014
Lecture Title: "Tillich, Bonhoeffer, and the Future of Jesus Christ"
Lecturer: James Carroll, Award Winning Author and Columnist for The Boston Globe
Listen to James Carroll's Lecture (stream)