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Casper ter Kuile, MDiv '16, MPP '16, and Angie Thurston, MDiv '16

Video: Religion for a New Generation

April 2, 2020

Casper ter Kuile, MDiv '16, MPP '16, and Angie Thurston, MDiv '16, map and convene the Millennial leaders of spiritual communities at the forefront of religious change. From CrossFit to dinner churchers, Muslim small groups, and maker spaces, their work illuminates the rapidly shifting generational patterns in American religious life today.... Read more about Video: Religion for a New Generation

Audrey Choi

A Force for Good: A Student Reflection on HDS 3092: Ethical Discernment in Business Contexts

March 31, 2020

The following personal reflection was written by Chloe Merrell, student at the University of Cambridge. Chloe was awarded the Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellowship, allowing her to study at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2019-20 as a non-degree special student.... Read more about A Force for Good: A Student Reflection on HDS 3092: Ethical Discernment in Business Contexts

Jesus Statue

'Jesus Wept': God with Us during the Pandemic

March 30, 2020
"In the days of the pandemic, even if we remain very careful about distancing ourselves, let us at least in our hearts show up, cease to be distant, dwell among those who suffer, our tears mingling with theirs, at every tomb," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Yasir Fahmy

How Religious Leaders Are Keeping Faith during Coronavirus

March 24, 2020
"In Islam, doing things in a congregational fashion is far more praiseworthy than doing it individually. The quality of being in close company in spaces of togetherness is sacred. It’s the notion of Suhba in our tradition, and it’s deeply impactful. So this situation certainly shocks the system," said Yasir Fahmy, Instructor on Muslim Studies at HDS.
Khalil Abdur-Rashid

To Harvard College Students, In Times of Change

March 23, 2020
"Choose courage in the face of fear and uncertainty. Remember that there are also positive contagions out there. Courage is contagious. Courage involves mustering the internal strength and conviction to face the horizons of an uncertain future, knowing that whatever the case, the future will be brighter than the past," writes Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Instructor on Muslim Studies at HDS and Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University.
A student meditates in the CSWR

Efforts across the University Aim to Reassure, Entertain, Connect

March 23, 2020
"Digital connections for spiritual practice are not only becoming more prevalent but, even after this health crisis passes, will be increasingly necessary for religious and spiritual organizations to survive and to meet people where they are," said Kerry Maloney, chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life.
Vatican

Sight and Blindness during a Pandemic

March 23, 2020
"The pandemic will become a matter of history, but the starker choice before us won’t go away: shall we be blind to our neighbors in need, bothered when their humanity and rich complexity become too evident, wed more to our ordinary ways of doing things than to God’s glory at work in the world?" writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Stephanie Pausell

I Do Choose

March 22, 2020

Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks for Sunday Services at Memorial Church on March 22, 2020.... Read more about I Do Choose

Dean David N. Hempton

We Are Thinking of You: A Message from HDS Dean David N. Hempton

March 13, 2020

We have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know by now, HDS and Harvard are transitioning to online classes in order to minimize the possibility of transmission. We take this unprecedented step because the health and well-being of everyone in our community—and all those whose lives they touch—is our greatest concern.... Read more about We Are Thinking of You: A Message from HDS Dean David N. Hempton

Stephanie Paulsell

Things Unseen

March 12, 2020

Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks during Sunday Services at Memorial Church on March 8, 2020.... Read more about Things Unseen

Professor Jocelyne Cesari

Religion and Nationalism in India

March 11, 2020
During a recent seminar, Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, argues that the foundational role of Hinduism in the building of the Indian secular nation-state can shed light on the current ultra nationalist policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Mosab Abu Toha. Photo by Harvard Gazette

Danger in Creating an English-Language Library in Gaza

March 11, 2020
Poet, teacher, librarian, and Harvard Scholar at Risk Mosab Abu Toha is doing important work for the people of Gaza and beyond. He is one of Harvard Divinity School's Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellows this year.
Women's History Month

Quiz: Women's History and Religion

March 1, 2020

Who was arrested for trying to secure the vote for women? What percentage of the world's Hindu population is women? Who escaped slavery then became involved in moral reform and abolitionist work?

In honor of Women's History Month, test your knowledge of some religious aspects of how women have shaped world history. (Originally published in 2018)... Read more about Quiz: Women's History and Religion

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