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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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WSRP Director Ann Braude


Ann Braude

"The study of religion allows the exploration of the most fundamental ideas that shape women's lives." Watch a brief interview with Ann Braude, director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program at HDS. 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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Research & Publications

Waking from a Dream


Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Jonathan Walton writes that "King's legacy has been deprived of its cultural potency and prophetic insight at a time when we need his wisdom more than ever." Read more

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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.