Faculty News and Research

HDS Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus Harvey Cox.

Video: The Market As God

April 18, 2017

On April 18, Harvey Cox, HDS Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, discussed his recent publication, The Market as God, at the Center for the Study of World Religions.

Muslim in America

Muslim in America

April 14, 2017

The idea that Muslim women are more oppressed than women of other religions is a common belief in the U.S. today, but this wasn't the case 20 years ago. World Policy On Air speaks with Professor Leila Ahmed.

Rosalyn R. LaPier

Visiting Professor Helps Organize March for Science

April 6, 2017

Rosalyn LaPier, a Visiting Professor and Research Associate with the Women's Studies in Religion Program, is a member of the steering committee for the March for Science taking place April 22.

HDS professor Diane Moore, MDiv '84

HDS Faculty Weighs in on Indoctrination Claim

April 5, 2017

Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project, provides insight to Politifact, which examined a claim that the U.S. Education Department introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools.

Charles Stang

Charles Stang Named Director of Center for the Study of World Religions

April 4, 2017

Charles Stang, Professor of Early Christian Thought, has been appointed the next director of the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at Harvard Divinity School, beginning July 1. He will succeed Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, who is stepping down after leading the Center for seven years.

Humanitarian action

Religious Literacy: Critical for Both Secular and Faith-Inspired Humanitarian INGOs

March 31, 2017

Both secular and faith-inspired international humanitarian organizations would benefit from a higher level of religious literacy to understand the religious dimensions of the contexts in which they work, concludes a new report by researchers from Oxfam and the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School.

Professor Ousmane Kane. Photo: Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

A Deeper Sense of Muslim Africa

March 29, 2017

The Harvard Gazette interviewed Professor Ousmane Kane to illuminate the roots and influence of Islam in Africa, which is home to nearly 30 percent of the world’s MuslimsOn April 3, at 5:15 pm, at the CSWR, he will discuss his book, “Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa."

Rosalyn R. LaPier

Why Is Water Sacred to Native Americans?

March 24, 2017

Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate Rosalyn LaPier writes that for Native Americans, water does not only sustain life–it is sacred.

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