Furthering the Conversation

VIDEO: Respectable Book Celebration featuring Saida Grundy

On April 21, 2022, the Howard Thurman Center hosted a book celebration for Dr. Saida Grundy's forthcoming book, Respectable: Politics and Paradox of Making a Morehouse Man. Dr. Grundy was joined on stage by her beloved colleagues and two of her favorite students to discuss the concept of her book. More

Resources: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground hosted a special edition of Coffee and Conversation on Friday, May 28 to discuss the latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Over the course of the conversation, students in attendance recommended resources to help their peers better educate themselves on the history of... More

Coffee & Conversation: May 28, 2021

This week's Coffee & Conversation topic: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Join us on Zoom this Friday, May 28, from 3  - 5 PM EST. Passcode: 992515 "The Gaza Strip, the 140-square mile stretch of land located along the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Israel, has endured decades of protest, military operations and... More

VIDEO: A Conversation about Blackness, immigration, and what it means to be an American

Boston University's Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and African American Studies department proudly present this conversation inspired by Louis Chude-Sokei's recently published memoir Floating in the Most Peculiar Way. Featured Guests:  Louis Chude-Sokei, Author, director of African American Studies and professor of English at Boston University Ha Jin, Winner of the National... More

VIDEO: Howard Thurman: Honoring the Legacy, Looking Ahead

In recognition of the 40th anniversary since the passing of Howard Thurman, Journey Film brought together many of those who are keeping the flame of one of America's greatest religious figures alive. The Howard Thurman Center's own Katherine Kennedy joined other esteemed Thurman scholars and historians for this conversation, which you... More

VIDEO: A Virtual Tour of the Howard Thurman Center

Since Boston University's campus reopened for residential learning last fall, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground has fulfilled its mission: serve as a central hub for BU students to gather and connect, to share ideas and explore differences. That has meant adapting during the pandemic, moving some signature events, More

Meditation: “Memories Crowd Upon Us”

The following meditation, titled "Memories Crowd Upon Us," is from Thurman's Meditations of the Heart. Memories crowd upon us as we look back over the week just passed: Many high hopes - many dreams unfulfilled; Many blunders made and, in the sharpness of our anguish,  We would turn back the wheels of time and... More

Coffee & Conversation: April 23, 2021

This week's Coffee & Conversation topic: The Verdict is In. Join us on Zoom this Friday, April 23 at 3 PM EST. Passcode: 777017 This week a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. Since testimony... More

Coffee & Conversation: April 16, 2021

This week's Coffee & Conversation topic: His Hospitality Has Limits: Pope Francis and Gay Marriage. Join us on Zoom this Friday, April 16 at 3 PM EST. Last month, Pope Francis signed a Vatican decree barring priests from performing same-sex unions. The Washington Post reports "[though] the Vatican did not specify... More

VIDEO: 100 Years of BU Women’s Coaches

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and BU Athletics proudly present "100 Years of BU Women's Coaches" as part of their celebration of Women's History Month. This conversation will feature:  Nancy Feldman, Head Coach, Women's Soccer Sally Starr, Head Coach, Field Hockey Lesley Sheehan (CAS'84), Head Coach, Women's Tennis Moderated by Marisa Moseley... More