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The Necessity of Hope Inspires Summer Preaching at Marsh Chapel

“Good Friday may occupy the throne for a day, but ultimately it must give way to the triumph and beat of the drums of Easter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) rallied victims of oppression throughout his years of civil rights activism with the hope inspired by his Christian faith. Be it the words above […]

Mayor of San Juan: What Will You Do in a Moral Crisis?

Her voice often cracking with emotion, the mayor of San Juan, P.R., used her BU Baccalaureate address Sunday at Marsh Chapel to take attendees to the ghostly streets of her devastated island, while urging them to raise their voices against injustices. Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84, Hon.’18) recounted her role as global troubadour for her […]

Reflections on Faith

Each year, the staff of Marsh Chapel asks members of the graduating class to share reflections on their spiritual journeys at BU with the Marsh Chapel congregation on the Sunday before Commencement. Students from all of the University’s schools and colleges, whatever their faith tradition, are invited to submit an outline of their talk, and […]

BU Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59)

This week, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) with special services, concerts, and other commemorative events. The pioneering civil rights leader was gunned down on a motel balcony on the night of April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. He was just 39 years old. […]