Nestled on the edge of the Harvard Divinity School campus, the Center for the Study of World Religions promotes the study and understanding of the complexities of the world’s religions while fostering a vibrant community and a rich intellectual exchange. Enlightening conversations arise spontaneously and informally, as residents and visitors mediate, do their laundry, have a meal or a snack, or watch the wild turkeys gather. Read more about Worlds of Religions at Harvard
Every summer for the past nine years, Alfredo Garcia has packed away his notebooks, textbooks, and school supplies and taken up his ladder, rollers, and brushes to paint houses and pay for his dream of attending college. Read more about Stuck Between Two Lives
As for the United States-Mexico relationship, Trump’s presidency poses a serious risk to the advances made during the Obama years, says Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America.
Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, cites Martin Luther King and Dostoyevsky in assessing the changes across the American and global landscapes following the presidential election. Read more about For President Trump, The Road Ahead
Professor Frank Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religion, writes about the outcome of the recent presidential election and says that Jesus teaches us to stand firm in times of crisis.
A group of Divinity School students and staff exchanged differing opinions on the Massachusetts referendum questions on charter school expansion and the legalization of marijuana during a "Religion in the News" event at the Center for the Study of World Religions.
A new PBS documentary, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” tells the story of anti-Nazi heroes Martha and Waitstill Sharp. On Tuesday, the film will be screened at 4 pm in the Sperry Room, Andover Hall. A post-screening panel, at 5:45 pm, will include the Sharps’ grandson, Artemis Joukowsky, who collaborated with documentarian Ken Burns on the film. The Gazette spoke with Joukowsky about the project.
Political anthropologist Jennifer Schirmer, a visiting scholar at the Religions and the Practice of Peace Initiative at Harvard Divinity School, spent 14 years working on peace negotiations in Colombia. She offers insight following the country's rejected peace deal with the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Read more about The Fog of Peace
One of the problems about being pope, said HDS professor Francis Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, is the immensely diverse set of political situations with which a pontiff’s words carry weight.