General School News

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Video: Happy Thanksgiving

November 16, 2015

With Thanksgiving around the corner, HDS students, faculty, and staff share what they are grateful for.

Marianne Williamson Brings Spirituality to Politics

Marianne Williamson Brings Spirituality to Politics

October 13, 2015

For Marianne Williamson, politics is not only personal, it is spiritual. The best-selling author of such self-help books as A Return to Love and The Healing of America not only believes in this connection, she stresses that ignoring—or, worse, severing—it is leading us toward our own destruction.

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The Last Companions

September 24, 2015

"Looking into the eyes of someone facing death is one of the most powerful things a person can do," said Annette Nicolas, a Boston Theological Institute student enrolled in a hospital chaplaincy course at Harvard Divinity School.

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.

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'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.