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Axel Takács: Becoming a Comparative Theologian

Axel Takács: Becoming a Comparative Theologian

May 13, 2014

When describing himself and his academic studies, doctoral student Axel Takács makes a certain, subtle distinction: "I don't want to say I study comparative theology," he says. "To say that I am studying to become a comparative theologian is a better way to look at it."

Kalpana Jain: Empowering Voices

Kalpana Jain: Empowering Voices

May 12, 2014

For Kalpana Jain, it is all about the power of voice. An investigative journalist from India, she has devoted her working life to giving voice to the voiceless by delving into social issues too often ignored or dismissed.

A Disconcerting Incident

A Disconcerting Incident

May 12, 2014

In an op-ed, HDS professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J. expresses his concern over a planned black mass, hosted by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club.

Choosing a Vocation: An Essay on Agency

Choosing a Vocation: An Essay on Agency

May 11, 2014

There were a couple of things Cristina knew for sure. She did not know which path her life would take, but she knew that either she would get married and establish a family or she would lead a (lay) consecrated life devoted to God

Searching for the Golden Stool

Searching for the Golden Stool

May 9, 2014

Myth and history are closely intertwined, as both provide significant insight into our beliefs, traditions, and practices.

Leslie Hubbard: Expanding Horizons

Leslie Hubbard: Expanding Horizons

May 8, 2014

Meditation and dance teacher, former Buddhist nun, MDiv candidate, and CSWR Assistant Proctor Leslie Hubbard has a knack for looking over a situation, identifying what is missing, and finding a way she can make a contribution.