Faculty News and Research

Yasir Fahmy

How Religious Leaders Are Keeping Faith during Coronavirus

March 24, 2020
"In Islam, doing things in a congregational fashion is far more praiseworthy than doing it individually. The quality of being in close company in spaces of togetherness is sacred. It’s the notion of Suhba in our tradition, and it’s deeply impactful. So this situation certainly shocks the system," said Yasir Fahmy, Instructor on Muslim Studies at HDS.
Khalil Abdur-Rashid

To Harvard College Students, In Times of Change

March 23, 2020
"Choose courage in the face of fear and uncertainty. Remember that there are also positive contagions out there. Courage is contagious. Courage involves mustering the internal strength and conviction to face the horizons of an uncertain future, knowing that whatever the case, the future will be brighter than the past," writes Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Instructor on Muslim Studies at HDS and Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University.
Vatican

Sight and Blindness during a Pandemic

March 23, 2020
"The pandemic will become a matter of history, but the starker choice before us won’t go away: shall we be blind to our neighbors in need, bothered when their humanity and rich complexity become too evident, wed more to our ordinary ways of doing things than to God’s glory at work in the world?" writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Stephanie Pausell

I Do Choose

March 22, 2020

Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks for Sunday Services at Memorial Church on March 22, 2020.... Read more about I Do Choose

Stephanie Paulsell

Things Unseen

March 12, 2020

Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks during Sunday Services at Memorial Church on March 8, 2020.... Read more about Things Unseen

Professor Jocelyne Cesari

Religion and Nationalism in India

March 11, 2020
During a recent seminar, Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, argues that the foundational role of Hinduism in the building of the Indian secular nation-state can shed light on the current ultra nationalist policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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