General School News

From Church History to Buddhist Rituals

From Church History to Buddhist Rituals

May 4, 2015

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.

Celebration of the Study of Religion at Harvard

Celebration of the Study of Religion at Harvard

April 24, 2015

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the PhD in the Study of Religion, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences brought together FAS and HDS faculty along with PhD and ThD alumni and students on the Harvard campus for a symposium.

Guila Clara Kessous

'The Choice' Premiere

April 9, 2015

The Choice, a play by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, will have its world premiere in a staged reading at 8 pm Sunday, April 12, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. It is directed by HDS postdoctoral fellow Guila Clara Kessous.

Joy Ornament

2014 Year in Pictures

December 19, 2014

The year 2014 was a memorable one at Harvard Divinity School. We examined timely and important issues in the world today, such as conflict in the Middle East, racial justice in the U.S., and how religious leaders can lead in the fight against climate change.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

November 21, 2014

What really goes on inside Harvard Divinity School? Boston Common magazine takes a look in an article that describes the School as a gem "not just in Boston but for the world."