Peaceful solutions to the world’s problems are hard to find—and religious tensions are part of the problem. What needs to happen so we can all share in the bounty of peace? HDS's Francis X. Clooney, S. J. weighs in on the "God Forbid" podcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.... Read more about Listen: What's the Point of Interfaith Dialogue?
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.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must report the recent, unexpected passing of HDS Professor of South Asian Religions, Anne Monius. Anne was found unresponsive at her home in Cambridge on Saturday, August 3. She had died of natural causes.... Read more about Beloved Professor Anne Monius Passes Away
"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.
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.