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.
Marshall Ganz ’91, who is credited with devising a grassroots organizing model used by President Obama, says that religious faith can play a greater role in community organizing.
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Social anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann’s most recent book, “When God Talks Back,” examines the evangelical experience through an anthropological and psychological lens.
Take a look at the breadth of religious life at Harvard, where members of the community participate in moments of worship, spirituality, and community ...
A panel of experts and scholars from a range of fields convened at Harvard Divinity School to explore the role that universities can play in forging interreligious dialogue and peacemaking.
An exhibit at Harvard Divinity School’s Andover-Harvard Theological Library and accompanying digital archive offer an intimate look at religious dimensions to the Civil War.
Gazette reporter Colleen Walsh spoke with the Harvard Divinity School’s Francis X. Clooney, the Parkman Professor of Divinity, professor of comparative theology, and director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, about some of the meaning behind the pope’s recent rhetoric.
A panel of scholars gathered at Harvard Divinity School to discuss “Studying Religion in the Post-9/11 World: The Importance of Taking Religion Seriously from a Humanities Perspective in Troubled Times.”
Five panelists at Harvard Divinity School — including Dean David N. Hempton — grappled with the ways religion is sometimes used to justify acts of terror, covering as well the role of faith traditions in encouraging healing.
The first conference on African diasporic religions offered spiritual lessons from the continent that helped to create humankind, including a reminder that the body itself is a sacred space.
Harvard President Drew Faust and Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton discuss the role of religious studies and spiritual life in the 21st century — at Harvard and beyond.
Author James Carroll and Harvard Divinity School professor Francis Clooney explored the significance of the Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s selection as pope, the potential challenges he faces as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, and the direction for the church in the years and decades to come.