Faculty and Research

Professor Frank Clooney

Around the World in 21 Days

August 9, 2019
Professor Francis Clooney just completed an around-the-world trip in three weeks. "In all these sites, my task—and the rationale for the whole trip—was interfaith learning. Specifically, I wished to highlight the need to deepen dialogue by sustained, reflective study," he writes.
Anne Monius

Remembering Anne Monius, Distinguished Scholar and Dedicated Mentor

August 5, 2019

Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions, passed away on August 3, 2019, at the age of 54. She died of natural causes. 

A distinguished scholar and engaging teacher, Monius taught for 17 years at Harvard Divinity School, where she specialized in the religious traditions of India. Her research examined the practices and products of literary culture to reconstruct the history of religions in South Asia. ... Read more about Remembering Anne Monius, Distinguished Scholar and Dedicated Mentor

Marianne Williamson by Radio Open Source

A Politics of Love

August 2, 2019
HDS faculty member Dan McKanan and Ministry Innovation Fellow Angie Thurston discuss presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and New Age spiritual movements on Radio Open Source.
Hilma af Klint 1907

Hilma Af Klint’s New Ways of Seeing

July 26, 2019
Professor Stephanie Paulsell on the Swedish woman who created magnificent abstract paintings years before Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.
By Deseret News

HDS's Diane Moore on What Americans Know About Religion

July 24, 2019
"If you embrace a complex, rich and dynamic understanding of religion, you'll never exhaust the incredible array of religious expressions it's possible to study," says Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project at HDS.
Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom panel

The State of Religious Freedom in the U.S.

July 15, 2019

Starting July 16, the U.S. Department of State will host its 3-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The event “brings together leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom, identify means to address religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, and promote greater respect and preservation of religious liberty for all.” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Vice President Michael Pence, and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are all expected to speak.

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