"So there it is: three monastics, two popes, one priest, all in two days, grounded in the HDS and Harvard realities of today. Such events are outside the rightfully ordinary mainstream of Catholic community and ministry, to be sure, but it is good that they occur, and good for me as priest to be witness to them, part of this great and unpredictable flow of academic and spiritual energies," writes Professor Frank Clooney.
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.
Professor Charlie Stang, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, talks about how he formed his Christian identity, discovering his love of Ashkenazi food, and the challenge of finding good babka in Israel.
HDS is known to take interfaith dialogue very seriously. But what happens when that dialogue leaves the classroom? How does it work in the context of the “real world”—where faith is lived in addition to studied—and where trauma is a matter of experience, not just an object for discursive, intellectual analysis?... Read more about Exploring Interreligious Dialogue in Poland