Based on personal study and experience, Anne Waldman speaks on the refuge and Bodhisattva vows, the Six Realms of Existence, “co-emergent wisdom” and a parallel vow to poetry, and the joys and contradictions therein. She integrates her own poetry, particular writers associated with the Beat Literary Movement, and Giorgio Agamben’s notion of being contemporary with one’s time as “looking into the darkness”.
The Annual Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, and examined the social/political and theological implications of whiteness as an impediment to living God’s justice.
Robin Coste Lewis, National Book Award winner and poet laureate of Los Angeles, will give a talk and reading at the inaugural event in the Poetry, Philosophy, and Religion series at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Her lecture, titled "Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual," will explore how research and literary efforts toward social change can transform from scholarly engagement into acts of communal devotion. More particularly, it will...
HDS is known to take interfaith dialogue very seriously. But what happens when that dialogue leaves the classroom? How does it work in the context of the “real world”—where faith is lived in addition to studied—and where trauma is a matter of experience, not just an object for discursive, intellectual analysis?... Read more about Danny Kraft: Interreligious Dialogue in Poland