Women, Gender, and Religion

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Remembering Rosemary Radford Ruether's Voice

June 20, 2022
As Rosemary Radford Ruether told the Religion and the Feminist Movement Conference at Harvard Divinity School in 2002, "I started thinking I might die and I decided I had to face that."
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Why We Worship Men as Gods

April 9, 2022
"There's this narrative that the modern world killed God. Actually the modern world keeps creating new ones," says Anna Della Subin, MTS '10.
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Research Associate Rahina Muazu on the 'Female Voice in the Qur'an'

April 1, 2022

Rahina Muazu is Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islam and an HDS WSRP Research Associate for 2021–22. This semester, she is teaching the course, "Gender, Islam and Debates surrounding Female Vocal Nudity in West Africa (Nigeria and Niger)."

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A Lasting Impact

March 9, 2022

Reflections from HDS Yang Visiting Scholar in World Christianity, Professor Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

Professor Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina is one of two Inaugural Yang Visiting Scholars in World Christianity at HDS during the 2021-22 academic year. Below, Professor Adesina talks about growing up in Nigeria as the first of five children, how she became interested in teaching and in religious studies, her journey to Harvard Divinity School, and how the Yang Visiting Scholars role has helped advance her work.... Read more about A Lasting Impact

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Research Associate Heather White on 'Hosting the Counterculture'

March 4, 2022
Heather White, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender and Queer Studies at HDS and a Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate for 2021–22, describes her year-long research project at the WSRP, "Hosting the Counterculture: Histories of Queer Episcopal New York."
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Enduring Memories of Toni Morrison

February 23, 2022
On the eve of what would have been the late novelist Toni Morrison’s 91st birthday, HDS Professor Davíd Carrasco shared stories from his 32-year friendship with the Nobel laureate during a remote lecture hosted by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association Midwest Chapter.
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Faith and Women’s Rights: The Role of Religion

January 18, 2022
The Harvard Center for African Studies hosted the Folorunso Alakija Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa, titled "Faith and Women’s Rights: The Role of Religion," on December 1, 2021. The event was moderated by Leila Ahmed, Victor S. Thomas Research Professor of Divinity at HDS.