As live organ music filtered through Holden Chapel on Wednesday morning, about 50 attendees greeted the usher, accepted a program and hymnbook, and sat in silent contemplation, waiting for Morning Prayers to begin.
Memorial Church’s programming has continued largely unhindered as Church staff gets creative with where they host events.
Jonathan L. Walton voiced support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has drawn criticism for sitting down during the national anthem to protest police brutality.
University President Drew G. Faust explored the importance of “confronting difficult truths” at Wednesday’s Morning Prayers.
As a professor and chaplain on Harvard’s campus for more than three decades, Reverend Peter J. Gomes was beloved as a thunderous Baptist preacher and staunch advocate for gay rights.
Josh Bean ‘16 and other students perform the Alleluia Choruses during the Easter Service in Memorial Church Sunday morning. Viewing over his shoulder, seen are attendees including Dr. Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, and Dr. S. Allen Counter, Director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.