The Campaign for HDS

Religion matters.

The world's religious traditions shape the way that people understand peace and conflict, their relationship to the natural environment and to their bodies, human rights, business practices, and nearly every other area of life.

Knowledge of religion—and devoted men and women who draw on the vast resources of the world's traditions—is therefore critical for efforts to make lasting progress on virtually every major challenge facing humanity today.

In this context, the goal of the Campaign for Harvard Divinity School is to illuminate, engage, and serve through preeminent teaching and research, dialogue with people of all faiths, and the education of ethical, religiously literate men and women who serve humanity in all fields.

HDS professors Catherine Brekus and David Holland

Examining Stories about Religion in America

HDS professors Catherine Brekus and David Holland explore how the nation’s religious history was written.

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HDS professor Jacob Olupona

The Spirituality of Africa

Jacob Olupona sheds light on the continent’s indigenous religions.

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HDS students abroad

Sudden Impact

Only two years after its launch, the Campaign for HDS is already having an impact on every aspect of the School's mission.

HDS professor Diane Moore, MDiv '84

A Religion Course for the Internet Age

“Scriptures” draws over 100,000 participants from around the world.

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Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, photo courtesy of Interfaith Mediation Center

Building toward Peace

Religions and the Practice of Peace explores ways to negotiate peace when religious identities are at stake

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