Two Harvard Divinity School students uncover a new sense of community for millennials who choose a different way to “worship.”
A Q&A with Professor Ali Asani, in advance of a visit to Harvard by religious leader Aga Khan, probes the worldwide erosion of pluralism when it comes to respecting beliefs.
Though larger religions have made big inroads, African spirituality, a belief system based in openness and adaptation, endures, says Harvard religion professor Jacob Olupona.
A Harvard Divinity School program helps teach chaplains how to befriend and comfort the sick and the dying.
Harvard Divinity School faculty will attend two of Pope Francis’ stops during his six-day visit to the United States Sept. 22-27.
Scholars in theology, policy, and science weigh in on the pope's call for sweeping action against climate change.
The conference “Education and Buddhist Ministry: Whither — and Why?” was held at the Harvard Divinity School and marked a new undertaking for its Buddhist Ministry Initiative.
The head of religion research at the Pew Center, Alan Cooperman, told a Harvard Divinity School audience on April 17 that Muslims could exceed the number of Christians in fewer than 60 years.
Longtime presidential adviser and Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen engaged in a wide-ranging conversation on the complex intersections of religion, politics, and public life.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, spoke about love, environmental issues, and apathy to a capacity crowd at Harvard's Memorial Church.
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A growing number of monks are coming to Harvard Divinity School through the Ho Family Foundation Scholars program, which covers all tuition and living expenses for a year. They share their experiences and diverse backgrounds.
It’s been an interesting few months for the Catholic Church, as key changes in both personnel and tone signal Pope Francis’ continued push toward greater inclusiveness.
Atalia Omer, who received a Ph.D. from Harvard in 2008 and is currently associate professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the 2014 Dana McLean Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice at Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions at 5:15 p.m. today in Andover Hall on the Divinity School campus.
In a panel discussion, Harvard academics wrestle with the issue of when to speak out on pressing public issues.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Divinity School’s Francis X. Clooney discusses how Christian advocates and opponents of the death penalty turn to Scripture for support of their positions.
Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl, senior rabbi-designate at New York City’s Central Synagogue; Sheik Yasir Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute; and the Rev. J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, gathered for a discussion on the role of religion in public life.
In response to a new report from the Brookings Institution that contends that “religious voices will remain indispensable to movements on behalf of the poor, the marginalized, and middle-class Americans,” Harvard Divinity School’s Dan McKanan shared his insight.
The HDS Episcopal/Anglican Fellowship hosts the fourth annual New England Anglican Studies Conference, an academic and ecumenical conference at Harvard Divinity School. The theme of this year’s conference is “Christianity and Capitalism.”
The man dubbed President Obama’s pastor, Joshua DuBois, said in a lecture that he is dismayed that Americans turn to God to resolve “infinitesimally small” questions not worthy of the Almighty.
In a question-and-answer session, a Divinity School scholar discusses the sweeping breadth, complexity of Islamic culture. Ousmane Kane will deliver an inaugural lecture on March 6 at Harvard Divinity School to celebrate the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society.