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Other or Together? Conference Explores Place of Islam in the American Consciousness

Other or Together? Conference Explores Place of Islam in the American Consciousness

March 29, 2004

The United States' general response to the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have left many Muslims feeling besieged. In the United States, they protest that the Patriot Act and other regulations target them unfairly, and lament the withering of political gains that took decades to secure. Abroad, many Muslims fear that the War on Terror is actually a war on Islam, a new Crusade intended to extend Judeo-Christian power over the holy lands. 

Carrasco Organizes International Team of Scholars to Decipher Sixteenth-Century Mesoamerican Codex

Carrasco Organizes International Team of Scholars to Decipher Sixteenth-Century Mesoamerican Codex

March 15, 2004

When the archaeology PhD student Ann Seiferle-Valencia tells friends and family about the sixteenth-century codex Mapa de Cuauhtinchan ("Place of the Eagle"), which she is helping to decipher along with an international team of scholars assembled by Harvard Divinity School Professor Davíd Carrasco, she says: "Everybody laughs. They tell me, 'You're writing your dissertation on a treasure map!'"

Student Profile: Marlon Millner

Student Profile: Marlon Millner

February 25, 2004

After returning from a recent two-week trip to Cameroon, where he helped staff an ecumenical media team from the United States that was covering the Eighth General Assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), second-year MDiv student Marlon Millner said that what had surprised him most about his first visit to the African continent was how not surprised he was.

Q&A With William Hutchison

Q&A With William Hutchison

February 3, 2004

William R. Hutchison served for 32 years, 1968 to 2000, as Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School, and is now Charles Warren Research Professor. His most recent book is Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal, published by Yale University Press in 2003. HDS staff writer Wendy McDowell sat down with Hutchison to talk about his book.