HDS in the News

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.

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The New Gods: Reforging Harvard Divinity School

February 16, 2017

As HDS enters its bicentennial year, there is an increasing representation of world religions at the School, which has fostered new communities and directions for alumni.

Sheehan Scarborough, MDiv '14

Soul on the Line

February 9, 2017

The son of a conservative Christian family, and a devout Christian himself, Sheehan Scarborough, MDiv '14, spent much of his early life struggling to reconcile his sexuality and “very conservative” religious upbringing.

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.

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.

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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.

Laurie Goodstein

Academics and Journalists Unite Against Fake News

December 13, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 8, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, lamented the dearth of good religion journalism in an NPR interview with Terry Gross. On the very same day, the Times's religion reporter, Laurie Goodstein, echoed his concerns at the Religious Literacy in Journalism symposium at HDS.

Diane Moore

When Journalism Meets Religion

December 8, 2016

Through the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative, Senior Lecturer Diane Moore hopes to enhance understanding of religions to undercut bigotry and prejudice.

CSWR

Worlds of Religions at Harvard

November 17, 2016

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.

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