Academic Lectures and Discussions

Associate Dean Dudley Rose, center, at a panel on religious freedom. Photo: Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

Fraught Moment for Religious Freedom

February 1, 2017

Those who cherish the nation’s tradition of religious freedom should be alarmed by President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, two Harvard Divinity School faculty members warned.

Laurie Goodstein

Academics and Journalists Unite Against Fake News

December 13, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 8, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, lamented the dearth of good religion journalism in an NPR interview with Terry Gross. On the very same day, the Times's religion reporter, Laurie Goodstein, echoed his concerns at the Religious Literacy in Journalism symposium at HDS.

Guy Stroumsa Christianity and the God of Israel

Video: Christianity and the God of Israel

November 3, 2016

Professor Guy Stroumsa delivered the 2016 Albert and Vera List Fund for Jewish Studies Lecture on the topic “Christianity and the God of Israel: Henri Bergson, Simone Weil, Emmanuel Levinas.”

Hauwa Ibrahim

"What Went Wrong So Bad?"

November 21, 2016

The Nigerian lawyer and activist Hauwa Ibrahim, formerly a lecturer at HDS and a research associate of the School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP), spoke in New York recently on Mother’s Without Borders: Steering Youth Away from Violent Extremism. The text of her talk—abridged and edited for clarity—follows below.

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