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Panel at HDS Discusses Religious Debates Over Sexuality

Panel at HDS Discusses Religious Debates Over Sexuality

October 13, 2010

Harvard Divinity School (HDS) hosted “Queer Youth and Religious Debates over Sexuality,” a panel discussion held Oct. 7 on queer youth in the United States and their relationship to religion and the church.

Ceremony Marks Opening of CSWR Meditation Room

Ceremony Marks Opening of CSWR Meditation Room

October 6, 2010

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School dedicated its new nondenominational meditation room in a ceremony on Monday, October 4. New CSWR director Francis X. Clooney  presided over the event, which drew a large audience composed of members of the broad University community.

Melding Spanish and Spirituality

Melding Spanish and Spirituality

September 8, 2010

Harvard Divinity School students will have a new teaching tool at their disposal this fall. In addition to classes in Coptic, classical Arabic, and biblical Hebrew, students will be able to take a course in Spanish that is designed to help their day-to-day communications.

Divinity School Professor Wins Book Award for Excellence

Divinity School Professor Wins Book Award for Excellence

September 2, 2010

Kimberley C. Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at Harvard Divinity School, is among the recipients of the awards for excellence in the study of religion and the best first book in the history of the religions, awarded annually by the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Patton’s book, “Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity,” received the award for excellence in religion for analytical-descriptive studies.

Eat, Pray, at Lefty’s

Eat, Pray, at Lefty’s

July 23, 2010

Master’s degree in religion, check. Dissertation for a doctoral degree (involving ethnographic study of people raised in the fundamentalist Christian tradition who ultimately broke away from it through arts intervention), check. Organic sandwich cart, check.