Make a World of Difference

At a time of division and polarization, the promise of the 21st century study of religion is to bring people together across religious and cultural divides to collaborate more effectively and address the challenges facing humanity.  

Your gift to HDS advances this effort through support for: 

Scholars that advance understanding of all of the world’s major religions and their influence on virtually every area of human experience

Students of all religions—and no religion at all—who prepare at HDS to work for justice, alleviate suffering, build healthy communities, and help people live richer, more meaningful lives 

A school that models peaceful, productive, multireligious community for societies around the world. 


Professor Mayra Rivera

The Word Made Flesh

Christian theologian Mayra Rivera explores the impact that history and policy have on the flesh and souls of human beings in the Americas.

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Professor Ousmane Kane

How Africa Shaped Islam

Professor Ousmane Kane examines the cultural and philosophical influence that West African Muslims had on the religion as a whole.

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A Religion Course for the Internet Age

With "World Religions Through Their Scripture," HDS's Religious Literacy Project brings religious knowledge to nearly 230,000 people in over 160 countries.

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Valarie Kaur

Beyond Us and Them

Sikh-American activist Valarie Kaur, MTS '07, responds to hate with solidarity, resolve, and revolutionary love.

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Shaun Casey

Faith in Diplomacy

As U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, Shaun Casey, MDiv '83, ThD '98, traveled around the world to work with faith leaders and communities grappling with pluralism. 

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