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.
The pace of change has sped up at the Vatican in recent months as key shifts in both personnel and tone have signaled a push by Pope Francis toward a more inclusive Catholic Church. Read more about Slowly, Shifts at the Vatican
Calling abuse and violence toward women and girls the most horrendous human rights issue on Earth, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter charged the hundreds who came to hear him talk at Harvard to stop the harm being done to half of the world's population. Read more about An Evangelist of Justice
HDS hosted former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on November 19 at Memorial Church where he spoke about his new book. Before his visit to campus, he spoke at length with the Harvard Gazette about women, religion, violence, and power.