"Humiliation isolates us in shame, but humility helps us to see our life in relation to other lives and to ask how our choices affect others. This is as true for communities and nations as it is for individuals," writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.
“Mouths don’t empty themselves unless ears are sympathetic and knowing,” wrote the twentieth-century anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston in Mules and Men, her collection of African American oral histories, sermons, songs, and folk tales. Hurston’s words could have been a mantra for sociocultural anthropologist Todne Thomas, who embedded herself in Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American religious communities in the American South as research for her forthcoming book.... Read more about Excavating the Spiritual Genius of Black People
Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion at HDS, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on November 27, 2018.... Read more about We Endure
In the United States, the end of the year swells with charitable and giving occasions: clothing and food drives, Hanukkah and Christmas gifts, and end-of-year charitable appeals are all opportunities to be generous.... Read more about Why Give? Religious Roots of Charity
HDS Professor Laura Nasrallah knows Harvard University and Princeton University well. Having earned degrees at both (AB ’91 at Princeton, MDiv ‘95, ThD ‘02 at Harvard) the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity is familiar with the vast resources and archives each institution has to offer.... Read more about Studying the Old by Doing Something New
"The value of a person is inherent by virtue of the fact that the person is created in God’s image and likeness ... whether or not we are considered “productive” by society."—Nougoutna Norbert Litoing, PhD candidate... Read more about Humans of HDS: The Language of Love