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Public events for the HDS 2014-2015 academic year have concluded. Please check back in August for Fall 2015 upcoming events.

Why HDS?

  • A Distinctive Approach. Exploring all religions, while aligned with none, makes HDS different from most religious study institutions. Learn more
  • A Rewarding Career. HDS Career Services helps students and graduates develop careers in fields as diverse as our student body.
  • Rich Resources. All the rich resources of Harvard University are available to HDS students and faculty.

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Teaching Religion in Schools

HDS professor Diane Moore leads a summer workshop for teachers wanting to learn new methods for instruction in religion. View on YouTube>

Centers & Programs

The Center for the Study of World Religions has guided the study of the world's major religious and spiritual traditions at Harvard, especially at HDS, since 1960. 

The Women's Studies in Religion Program explores the fundamental role played by religious traditions in defining the lives of women and men. 

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Artists Make Good Theologians

Longing for Mary

HDS alumna Sarah Sentilles writes on the longing for Mary in the poetry of Szybist and the art of Barker. Harvard Divinity Bulletin>

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HDS graduate the Rev. Karen Tse

The Campaign for HDS will renew the School and enable us to produce leaders who illuminate, engage, and serve humanity. See how we advance religious literacy, promote peaceful interfaith dialogue and empower leaders in many fields. Make a gift to HDS today.