Faculty News and Research

Mosab Abu Toha. Photo by Harvard Gazette

Danger in Creating an English-Language Library in Gaza

March 11, 2020
Poet, teacher, librarian, and Harvard Scholar at Risk Mosab Abu Toha is doing important work for the people of Gaza and beyond. He is one of Harvard Divinity School's Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellows this year.
Professor Frank Clooney

The Pope, the Amazon, and Pachamama

February 24, 2020
Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., on how Catholics are to make sense of indigenous imagery and practices that come alive in very localized Catholic practices and images.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari

‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

February 11, 2020

On January 3, the United States launched a drone attack that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, whom United States officials said was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition soldiers. Soleimani’s killing prompted a retaliatory attack by Iran on an American base in Iraq, during which a Ukrainian passenger jet was mistakenly shot down, killing 176 people on board.... Read more about ‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David Hempton on Religious Freedom

February 7, 2020
Dean David N. Hempton joins NPR to discuss religious freedom ahead of his talk at the Christian Center of Park City in Utah on February 8.
Dan McKanan

HDS Professor McKanan to Receive Leadership Award from Camphill Foundation

February 5, 2020
“From his days as a Camphill volunteer coworker to his ongoing work raising consciousness of Camphill’s vital contributions to humanity and environmentalism, Professor McKanan has done much to advance communities where people of all abilities are embraced and empowered,” said Karen Murphy, executive director of Camphill Foundation.
Sally Hammel (left), Laurie Sedwick, Angie Cecil and Gretchen Legler embrace following their sunrise pilgrimage to Walden Pond in November. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell, Memorial Church

Finding Meaning in the Journey

February 4, 2020
Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at HDS, established a pilgrimage project in the fall that invited students, congregants, and other members of the Harvard community to find meaning and discovery closer to home.