Since graduating from Gettysburg, I have been attending Harvard Divinity School, a multifaith seminary and college of religious studies. Last year I became a candidate for ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister, and hope to have completed my credentialing and be serving a parish within the next year or two.
In my tradition and in the world at large, this is a time when it's of crucial importance for religious leaders to be able to speak to social issues in a committed and nuanced way. My individualized major in Peace and Justice through Writing gave me a chance to begin thinking about methods of doing so-- methods that have grounded and sustained me in my work at the intersections of sermon-writing, care of the soul, and peacebuilding in the larger community (most recently, as a religious presence with the Occupy movement in Boston). It gave me valuable preparation, both academically and personally, for articulating and following my calling.