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.
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, typically involves standing for hours with a hungry belly and a parched throat. These bodily deprivations underscore the biblical commandment to afflict our souls—an affliction that may engender liberation. Read more about Becoming Angels on Yom Kippur
Professor Davíd Carrasco had strong words of his own for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's disparagement of Mexican immigrants, drawing on cultural and political history to make his case.