Harvard Divinity School
At an emotional vigil last night, speakers, some of whom were undocumented immigrants, said that such individuals live in a state of fear and that newcomers to this country—whether undocumented or not—continue to face cultural obstacles upon arrival.
Reverend Peter J. Gomes, who passed away Monday, was one of Harvard's most beloved figures.
The death of the Reverend Peter J. Gomes has sparked an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him both at Harvard and across the country. This post highlights statements issued today in memory of Gomes, who died yesterday following complications from a stroke.
Reverend Peter J. Gomes died Monday evening after suffering a brain aneurysm and heart attack. He was 68.
Ahmed Ragab—a historian of, among other things, medieval Islamic medicine—has been appointed the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at the Harvard Divinity School, a position he will assume this July, the school announced last week.
Reverend Gomes’ absence from Memorial Church feels oddly incongruous, but his colleagues and congregation are committed to ensuring that daily routines proceed as usual.
Schools within Harvard University have announced that classes will be canceled Wednesday, and the University has advised a large portion of its staff not to report to work in light of a storm that may bring up to 16 inches of snow to the Boston area.
Divinity School students have contributed to developing the new program, bolstering the unique combination of public service and spiritual outreach.