The sentencing to death of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev promises to ignite a national discussion of capital punishment. Christians weigh in on all sides of the issue, saying that scripture supports their position.
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.
The HDS Summer Language Program is an eight-week, intensive program in language study designed specifically for the curriculum in theological and religious studies and taught with a focus on translation and reading comprehension in a foreign language. Read more about Language of Summer
Melissa Bartholomew, MDiv '15, and Rachel Foran, MTS '15, are the co-chairs of the HDS Racial Justice & Healing Initiative, a group of HDS students committed tocross-disciplinary dialogue, scholarship, and training in order to address personal and systemic racism. Read more about Leading the Way Toward Racial Healing