From Baghdad to Cairo to Edirne, hospitals were major and integral components of medieval and early modern Islamic cities. But what role did they play in these cities and their societies? In this podcast, Professor Ahmed Ragab examines the history and significance of hospitals in Mamluk Egypt and Syria.
With all of the excitement around U.S. and Cuban relations finally opening up there is a host of questions around race and religion that are fundamental to the lives of Afro-Cuban religious practitioners left to be asked.
The late Rev. Peter J. Gomes once reflected that, while walking in Harvard Yard toward Memorial Church, "the afternoon sun had just caught the gold and red and blue of the details of the . . . porches, and for the first time I noticed that the building fairly danced in the light. Read more about Memorial Minute: Peter J. Gomes
When it comes to the story of how early Christianity was formed, two people may spring to mind. According to the author of the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Peter were the primary forces in the movement—literally the movers, if not shakers—of early Christianity!
North Korea and South Korea have been in an official state of war for more than 60 years, which has led to, among other things, a massive Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the separation of family members on both sides of the border for decades. Read more about Searching for Peace Where War Ever Looms