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.
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.
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.
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. Read more about 'The Choice' Premiere
HDS professor Ahmed Ragab, the director of the Science, Religion, and Culture program, moderated a panel of experts who discussed the return of measles and explored the legal, ethical, and public health issues surrounding childhood vaccination.