Faculty News and Research

Battling Religious Illiteracy

Battling Religious Illiteracy

November 5, 2015

Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, discusses the worldwide erosion of pluralism when it comes to respecting beliefs.

Nostra Aetate

Professor Clooney on 'Nostra Aetate' at 50

October 28, 2015

Father Frank Clooney, director of HDS's Center for the Study of World Religions, writes about the 50th anniversary of the document that reshaped the relationship between Catholics and Jews.

Professor Catherine Brekus helps students forge pathways to knowledge

The Wayfarer

September 1, 2015

In 1871, Thomas Nast drew an editorial cartoon about Catholic immigration to the United States. Entitled "The American River Ganges," it depicts bishops as crocodiles

Corita Kent feelin' groovy

Seeing Corita Kent at Harvard

October 26, 2015

HDS professor and CSWR director Francis X. Clooney S.J. writes about the Corita Kent exhibition and how the former nun helped a generation see the world anew.

Millerites and the End of the World

Millerites and the End of the World

October 23, 2015

The world didn't end in 1843. Professor David Holland explains the end-of-times prediction from a Pittsfield, Massachusetts-born preacher that grew into a following known as the Millerites, and how it led to the launching of a new movement that came to be known as the Seventh-day Adventists.

Francis X. Clooney

An 11-year Vigil to Redefine Church

October 16, 2015

CSWR director and Parkman Professor of Divinity Francis X. Clooney, S.J., discusses the recent court ruling against those holding vigil in a closed Scituate, Massachusetts church.