Open Space, held at Bond Chapel each Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:00pm, provides the Divinity School community with a unique opportunity for conversation, reflection, and fellowship around the things that enliven us, weigh on our hearts and minds, and give our work here meaning. All are welcome to come hear from diverse members of the community, to be opened and heartened by music or a reflective silence that points us beyond ourselves, and to wrestle (sometimes ritually) with the tensions we — as people who come from many places and traditions — see in our lives and in our world.
Each quarter’s speakers address a different theme, in the hopes that in their sharing of particular responses to the prompt, we will all hear something to stir our imaginations or draw us together.
Open Space will meet weeks 1 - 10 during the Winter Quarter. The Quarter will focus on a new poem, and a new question. The poem is by Italian poet John Tagliabue entitled, "Moderation is not a Negation of Intensity, But Helps Avoid Monotony." Read it here. The question for the Quarter is "What slows you down?"
If you are interested in sharing a short (5-7 minute) reflection or playing music for Open Space, please contact Open Space Coordinator Chelsea Cornelius at