Memorial Church

Eden Girma
On Campus

Eden Girma

Eden H. Girma '18 performs "Ella's Song", encouraging the crowd to join in on the refrain "we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes".

Walton
On Campus

Walton

Pusey Minister of Memorial Church Jonathan L. Walton places an index card on the steps of Memorial Church. Those in attendance were invited to write down on colorful cards the actions they pledged to take to combat hate and violence in the future.

Baccalaureate Service
College

Baccalaureate Service

Members of the Class of 2016 process into Memorial Church to attend the annual Baccalaureate Service.

College

Humanists Honor Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher

Storm Troopers, Wookies, and Star Wars fans gathered to watch actress Carrie Fisher receive the Humanist Hub's Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism on Monday.

Three Friends
Central Administration

With Portrait Unveiling, Gomes Makes Harvard History

​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.

Memorial Church's Easter Celebration
Religion

Memorial Church's Easter Celebration

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.

Easter Service at Memorial Church
Religion

Easter Service at Memorial Church

Professor Jonathan Walton delivers instructions on the taking of communion for attendees at the Easter service Sunday morning, as volunteers prepare to distribute wine and bread while attendees look on.

Attendees at Memorial Church Easter Service
Religion

Attendees at Memorial Church Easter Service

Attendees of the Easter Service in Memorial Church Sunday morning are seen watching on as Professor Jonathan Walton delivers the sermon. Worshippers present included Dr. Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, who is seen seated in the first pew, and Dr. S. Allen Counter, Director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, who is in the second.

Morning Prayers during the Queer Divine Week
Student Life

Divinity Students Share BGLTQ Experiences at Memorial Church

Titled “The Queer Divine: Perspectives and Theologies from LGBTQ Lived Experiences,” the series of services examines the intersections between queer identity and religion.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Student Life

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Students form a line at Memorial Church's annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday night. The church served breakfast food and provided live music to the community.

Shrove Tuesday
Student Life

Shrove Tuesday

Ann M. Lawson cooks pancakes for the Shrove Tuesday supper at Memorial Church Tuesday night. The church served breakfast food and provided live music to the community.

Police at Memorial Hall
Crime

Police at Memorial Hall

Police at Memorial Hall
Crime

Police at Memorial Hall

Vigil for Peace
College

Students Gather for Vigil Commemorating Recent Global Tragedies

The vigil, which was hosted by the Harvard Foundation, included a moment of silence and brief speeches from members of the Foundation, as well as an open speaking invitation to students wishing to share thoughts on recent violence.

Harvard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year 2015
College

Harvard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year 2015

Kailash Satyarthi addresses a crowd in Memorial Church after accepting the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Harvard Foundation presented Satyarthi, a 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, with the award on Friday to honor him for his dedication to protecting children’s rights.