Faculty News and Research

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.

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.

Ousmane Kane

Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain

January 31, 2017

In a letter last weekend to the Harvard community supporting international students and faculty, President Drew Faust unveiled a plan to appoint the first full-time University-wide Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of discussion, the search for a chaplain will be led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane.

Portrait of Pope John XII

The Real Young Pope

January 17, 2017

HBO's "The Young Pope," has renewed interest in the actual youngest pope. Professor Kevin Madigan offers insight to TIME magazine.

Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox's Radicalism

January 5, 2017

The Nation magazine examines how Professor Harvey Cox has played a profound role in shaping liberal Christianity in America.

Bible illustration

The Torah and Philosophy

January 5, 2017

Professor Jon Levenson writes on the great rewards and grave dangers that come from a philosophical investigation of the Torah.

Rabindranath Tagore statue

Finding and Losing Wisdom in Tagore's Gitanjali

January 4, 2017

Professor Frank Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, discusses finding, losing, and again finding wisdom in Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali.

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