Stephen Shoemaker. Photo: Harvard Gazette

Harvard's Religious Past

October 24, 2016

Stephen Shoemaker, a lecturer on the study of religion, said it is common for his students to be surprised by the significance of religion in the evolution of Harvard, and he believes part of his mission is to raise that awareness.

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Video: Changing the World from the Inside Out: Multifaith Perspectives on the Inner-Life and Social Justice

October 13, 2016

In what ways does piety and the contemplative life encourage or discourage social change activism? A diverse panel of religious leaders explore how different religious traditions balance inner spiritual development with the mandate to work for economic and social justice for all.

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Video: The Great Bible Experiment: Exploring the Bible in America’s Least Bible-Minded Cities

September 27, 2016

Cities across the northeast are ranked as some of the least Bible-minded cities in America. Both inside and outside the church, people in our region have a lot of issues with the Bible. Rev. Anne Robertson, humanist author Tom Krattenmaker, and Fr. Warren Savage are traveling to New Haven, Albany, Providence, and Boston to help us talk about it in a series of town-hall style discussions

'It Can Be Done'

'It Can Be Done'

October 14, 2016

Karen Tse had a vision. As a second-year student at HDS in the late 1990s, she imagined founding an organization that would end the use of torture by law enforcement around the world.

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The Sacred in Harry Potter

September 15, 2016

An online class on reading the Harry Potter books as sacred texts has proven a popular offering for the Humanist Hub at Harvard and a resulting podcast has since climbed as high as No. 2 on the iTunes top podcasts. It's led by Harvard Divinity School graduates Vanessa Zoltan, MDiv ’15, Casper ter Kuile, MDiv ’16, and MDiv candidate Ariana Nedelman.