In a letter last weekend to the Harvard community supporting international students and faculty, President Drew Faust unveiled a plan to appoint the first full-time University-wide Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of discussion, the search for a chaplain will be led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane. Read more about Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain
Visiting Professor Jocelyne Cesari discusses how the speech given by a Muslim immigrant at the Democratic National Convention could represent a watershed for Muslims in America, as they increasingly move beyond interfaith activity and into politics.
HDS student Sana Saeed grew up in England and has lived in the United States, Pakistan, and Japan, where she centered her research on peacebuilding and religious freedom. Sana is passionate about community organizing and working with youth.
On March 22, 2016, explosions in the main airport and a metro station in Brussels killed 31 people and left 300 wounded. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. In the aftermath of the attacks, during three days of national mourning in Belgium, there has been a tangible rise of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim sentiment in the country.Read more about Letter From Brussels