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.
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.
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.
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