To Dean David N. Hempton, Europe has lost touch with the roots of its culture and is at a crossroads. The once- Christian continent is in an identity crisis amid an increasingly secular and interconnected world.
Professor Frank Clooney, the CSWR director, writes about nearing the end of a month-long visit to Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University, where he once again was a visiting research scholar and a kind of academic consultant in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry.
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.
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!
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
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
In January of 1827 on a cold Sunday morning in Washington, DC, more than a thousand people assembled in the Capitol to witness one of the most remarkable events ever to take place in the Hall of Representatives. Harriet Livermore, a celebrated female preacher, had been invited to preach to Congress.