HDS in the News

Being Muslim in America

Being Muslim in America

February 17, 2017

Professor Leila Ahmed discusses women's oppression, empowering Muslim voices, and the misconceptions the Western world has about Islam.

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The New Gods: Reforging Harvard Divinity School

February 16, 2017

As HDS enters its bicentennial year, there is an increasing representation of world religions at the School, which has fostered new communities and directions for alumni.

Sheehan Scarborough, MDiv '14

Soul on the Line

February 9, 2017

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.

Associate Dean Dudley Rose, center, at a panel on religious freedom. Photo: Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

Fraught Moment for Religious Freedom

February 1, 2017

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.

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The Real Young Pope

January 17, 2017

HBO's "The Young Pope," has renewed interest in the actual youngest pope. Professor Kevin Madigan offers insight to TIME magazine.

Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox's Radicalism

January 5, 2017

The Nation magazine examines how Professor Harvey Cox has played a profound role in shaping liberal Christianity in America.

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The Torah and Philosophy

January 5, 2017

Professor Jon Levenson writes on the great rewards and grave dangers that come from a philosophical investigation of the Torah.

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