To Dean David N. Hempton, Europe has lost touch with the roots of its culture and is at a crossroads. The once- Christian continent is in an identity crisis amid an increasingly secular and interconnected world.
Professor Frank Clooney, the CSWR director, writes about nearing the end of a month-long visit to Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University, where he once again was a visiting research scholar and a kind of academic consultant in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry.
From Baghdad to Cairo to Edirne, hospitals were major and integral components of medieval and early modern Islamic cities. But what role did they play in these cities and their societies? In this podcast, Professor Ahmed Ragab examines the history and significance of hospitals in Mamluk Egypt and Syria.
With all of the excitement around U.S. and Cuban relations finally opening up there is a host of questions around race and religion that are fundamental to the lives of Afro-Cuban religious practitioners left to be asked.
When it comes to the story of how early Christianity was formed, two people may spring to mind. According to the author of the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Peter were the primary forces in the movement—literally the movers, if not shakers—of early Christianity!
In January of 1827 on a cold Sunday morning in Washington, DC, more than a thousand people assembled in the Capitol to witness one of the most remarkable events ever to take place in the Hall of Representatives. Harriet Livermore, a celebrated female preacher, had been invited to preach to Congress.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. One of the five newly elected Overseers is John Silvanus Wilson Jr., MTS '81, the president ofMorehouse College.
It's one thing to apply, be accepted to, and attend Harvard. It's another to do that while writing a successful book and helping shift the public discourse around health care. Read more about Ready to Change the World
HDS professor Janet Gyatso speaks about Buddhism and civic activism ahead of 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders from across the spectrum gathering on May 14 in Washington for what organizers say may be the biggest conference ever focused on bringing their faith communities into public, civic life.
Harvard owes its existence to the study of religion. In 1636, endeavoring to assure that the next generation of ministers in the fledging American colonies were properly educated, the "Great and General Court of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England" approved the establishment of a college that would soon be known as Harvard.
A report was released by HDS students Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile mapping a new cohort of businesses and non profits that are providing answers to the same needs that churches and organized religion once provided.