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Head of Harvard Divinity School Will Leave for Catholic Charities USA

Head of Harvard Divinity School Will Leave for Catholic Charities USA

June 13, 2001

Harvard University announced today that the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Professor in Religion and Society and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Divinity, will resign as head of Harvard Divinity School (HDS) at the end of 2001 to become president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, a network of more than 1,400 social-service agencies across the country.

Student Profile: Precious Muhammad

Student Profile: Precious Muhammad

March 25, 2001

It's probably safe to say there aren't many 25-year-olds who have been responsible for organizing a Harvard-wide conference on a hot topic (Islam in America), creating their own publishing company, and discovering an important scholarly treasure, the 1873 autobiography of an African Muslim ex-slave who spent the last years of his life starting schools for black children in Alabama. Yet a Harvard Divinity School student has done all this and more.

The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

February 15, 2001

As debate flurries around President George W. Bush's establishment of a federal office of faith-based and community action, Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare , a recently published collection of essays that derives from an interfaculty seminar organized by Harvard Divinity School, explores the opportunities—and the dangers—of government support of faith-based initiatives.