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'It Can Be Done'

'It Can Be Done'

October 14, 2016

Karen Tse had a vision. As a second-year student at HDS in the late 1990s, she imagined founding an organization that would end the use of torture by law enforcement around the world.

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Video: Changing the World from the Inside Out: Multifaith Perspectives on the Inner-Life and Social Justice

October 13, 2016

In what ways does piety and the contemplative life encourage or discourage social change activism? A diverse panel of religious leaders explore how different religious traditions balance inner spiritual development with the mandate to work for economic and social justice for all.

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Politics and Pope Francis' Gender Comments

October 7, 2016

One of the problems about being pope, said HDS professor Francis Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, is the immensely diverse set of political situations with which a pontiff’s words carry weight.

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