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2014 Year in Pictures

December 19, 2014

The year 2014 was a memorable one at Harvard Divinity School. We examined timely and important issues in the world today, such as conflict in the Middle East, racial justice in the U.S., and how religious leaders can lead in the fight against climate change.

Angela Thurston

At HDS, Nones Are Greater Than One

December 18, 2014

When MDiv candidate and HDS Humanists group leader Casper ter Kuile sent out a call last academic year for "humanists, agnostics, atheists, and people who identify as spiritual but not religious," a handful of students showed up eager to share their worldviews, but unsure if they fit under the humanist label.  

Lion

Clooney on Animals in Heaven

December 15, 2014

HDS professor Francis X. Clooney weighs in on the debate over Pope Francis's recent comments that "Paradise is open to all of God's creatures."

The Golden Rule, Even for Terror Suspects

The Golden Rule, Even for Terror Suspects

December 12, 2014

On December 9, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the interrogation techniques employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Why We Can't Wait

Why We Can't Wait

December 10, 2014

"We must awaken from our false sense of comfort, and prepare the way for the one who seeks to deliver and set free. To repent is to acknowledge that something has gone awry, and we have a responsibility to confront it," HDS Professor and Minister Jonathan L. Walton says in his sermon on Mark 1:3 and racism.

Paul Farmer

Optional Epidemic

December 9, 2014

The large number of deaths from the Ebola virus is due to the lack of sufficient medical care, said Harvard professor and physician Paul Farmer at a public forum on December 8.

Islam's Reformation

Islam's Reformation

December 5, 2014

Krista Tippett of On Being talks to Reza Aslan, MTS '99, about Islam's reformation, and putting ISIS, and more, in perspective.

New England's Largest Mosque Seeks Imam

New England's Largest Mosque Seeks Imam

December 5, 2014

William Suhaib Webb, HDS counselor to Muslim students, is leaving his role as the first-ever cleric of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury. HDS Lecturer on Islamic Studies, Jocelyne Cesari, comments on the growing number of US mosques scrambling to find qualified leaders.