Furthering the Conversation

VIDEO: What Does Being a Black Coach Mean?

In October, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground's conversation series Give Me the Listening Ear asked "What Does Being A Black Coach Mean?" Moderated by Assistant Director Nick Bates, our esteemed guests shared their career journeys through the world of athletics as well as reflections on the intersection of... More

“What Can We Believe In?”

The following excerpt is from Thurman's article "What Can We Believe In?" from the Journal of Religion and Health.  For I believe that there is always something that can be done ​about anything. What can be done may not alter the situation, but the individual may relate to unalterable situations within... More

VIDEO: Conscious-Raising vs. Conscious-Acting

In September, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground launched its new conversation series: Give Me the Listening Ear. The first conversation centered around conscious-raising vs. conscious acting, and featured Drs. Ibram Kendi, Saida Grundy, Louis Chude-Sokei, and Paula Austin, as well as Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenn... More

News: “College Road Trip to Boston: Boston University”

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and our Hub co-curricular, "The Common Thread Podcast" was mentioned in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2021" guidebook. Associate Editor Lindsay Cates wrote: "At the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, students participate in classes and programs like The Common Thread Podcast, art... More

VIDEO: A Conversation with NYT Bestselling Author Larry Tye

In September, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground proudly hosted Larry Tye, NYT bestselling author of the new book "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy." He and the HTC's Associate Director Pedro Falci discussed McCarthy's influence on American politics and parallels to President Trump's tenure... More

Meditation: I Will Not Give Up

The following excerpt is from the meditation "I Will Not Give Up" from Thurman's Meditations of the Heart. … I am destined to reach for the skies and embrace in my arms the wind, the rain, the snow and the sun, singing my song of joy to all the heavens…I shall... More

News: “Howard Thurman Center to be open in person and virtually this Fall”

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground was featured in the recent Daily Free Press article "Howard Thurman Center to be open in person and virtually this Fall." Writer Nick Kolev spoke with Pedro Falci, associate director, and Laura Rose Montorio, assistant director of marketing and communications for the piece. “In... More

Quiz: Find Your Community!

This September the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground hosted welcome receptions for our Asian, Black, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ student communities. We were happy to connect first-year students with student groups and organizations, campus resources and opportunities, and peer mentors. But, we know the search for your community can take... More

VIDEO: While the World Watches: America’s Ongoing Racial Unrest

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground was proud to host a conversation with Andrea Taylor, Boston University's senior diversity officer, Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, author and Birmingham Bombing survivor, and Katherine Kennedy, director of the Howard Thurman Center.  Our esteemed guests examined the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in... More