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Maya Pace, MTS '23

‘How Do We Go Towards Our Future Together?’

November 8, 2021

In the fall of 2021, Professor Diane Moore is teaching a seminar that works in tandem with Terry Tempest Williams’ “Weather Reports” conversation series.

Maya Pace and Owen Yager, both first-year master of theological studies degree candidates currently in Professor Moore’s course, spoke about the class and the conversation series, and how the two work in tandem to bring up deeply important conversations for both Owen and Maya’s work.

Journalist and Professor Michael Pollan

Chance of sun in Michael Pollan’s climate forecast

November 2, 2021

The climate forecast, according to Michael Pollan, is “cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of apocalypse.” However, Michael Pollan tells The Harvard Gazette that human behavior can be changed if you give people hope. “If there is anything you can point them to, you’re doing them a service; you’re doing the issue a service,” he said.

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These Are The Iconic Magazine Covers That Defined A Teen Vogue Editor’s Career

October 27, 2021

Phillip Picardi, the former Teen Vogue editor and Them founder, is now a master’s student at Harvard Divinity School and runs a popular newsletter, "Religiously Blonde," and podcastUnholier Than Thou. In a conversation with BuzzFeed News, Picardi looks at the intersection of religion, spirituality, and culture and shares 10 images that inspired the trajectory of his...

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Defragmenting Palestine: Breaking the Barriers from Sheikh Jarrah to Lydda, Gaza, and Beyond

Video: Defragmenting Palestine: Breaking the Barriers from Sheikh Jarrah to Lydda, Gaza, and Beyond

October 5, 2021

Taking as a starting point the May 2021 Palestinian general strike, the first since 1936, this panel examined the struggle to defragment Palestinian experiences as in itself a form of decolonial practice of resistance and reimagining Palestinian spaces, identities, belongings, and histories outside Israeli fragmentary politics.... Read more about Video: Defragmenting Palestine: Breaking the Barriers from Sheikh Jarrah to Lydda, Gaza, and Beyond

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Video: When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism

September 28, 2021

Authors of the new edited book, "When Politics Are Sacralized" (Cambridge University Press, 2021), reflect on how religious claims undergird and obscure settler colonial realities and why and how religious and political claims are fused to produce and entrench state violence.... Read more about Video: When Politics are Sacralized: Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism

Silwan

Video: Between the Sacred and the Profane in Contemporary Jerusalem: The case of Silwan

September 21, 2021

This panel of scholars and activists included Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University, Nadav Weiman, Breaking the Silence, and Toufic Haddad, Kenyon Institute. They examined the case of East Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and the plans to establish the City of David theme Park in its place. Panelists discussed the role of biblical landscapes and settlers’ theologies in contemporary entrenchment of violence. They focused on convergences of secular, settler, and Kahanist ideologies and their manifestations in the realities of displacement and erasure in East...

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