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Cornel West

Cornel West on the Unpopular James Baldwin

February 24, 2017

Professor Cornel West discusses James Baldwin’s unpopularity, and his nagging truth-telling habit that alienated him, in later years, from the white liberal media professional who first popularized his work, as well as from the radical black nationalists.

Jeremy Battle

Grounded in Tradition

February 22, 2017

On a Thursday in early January, the Rev. Jeremy Battle, MDiv ’13, had all the concerns of any other Baptist pastor: planning music for Sunday's service, juggling various appointments, and responding to urgent news within the community.

Being Muslim in America

Being Muslim in America

February 17, 2017

Professor Leila Ahmed discusses women's oppression, empowering Muslim voices, and the misconceptions the Western world has about Islam.

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The New Gods: Reforging Harvard Divinity School

February 16, 2017

As HDS enters its bicentennial year, there is an increasing representation of world religions at the School, which has fostered new communities and directions for alumni.

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HDS Live Stream

February 16, 2017

Ousmane Kane, Alwaleed Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, will deliver the keynote lecture “History, Movement, and the Spread of Islamic Scholarship in Muslim Africa” at 7 pm, Thursday, February 16, as part of the three-day conference "Texts, Knowledge, Practice: The Meaning of Scholarship in Muslim Africa," held Feb. 16-18.     

Sheehan Scarborough, MDiv '14

Soul on the Line

February 9, 2017

The son of a conservative Christian family, and a devout Christian himself, Sheehan Scarborough, MDiv '14, spent much of his early life struggling to reconcile his sexuality and “very conservative” religious upbringing.

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