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Harvard Divinity School Professor Jacob Olupona. Photo by the New York Times

Death Has Many Names

February 16, 2021
"Death as a palpable force looms large in the Yoruba religious and social consciousness. From cosmology to various ritual practices and genres of oral traditions such as proverbs, poetry and short stories are all brought to bear on the reality of death. Not a day goes by that speakers of the Yoruba language do not make mention of death as both a phenomenon and a certainty," says HDS Professor of African Religious Traditions Jacob Olupona.
Jacob Olupona

The Essential Jacob Olupona at 70

February 5, 2021
"At various stages of a stellar career as a scholar of the highest distinction, Professor Olupona has marshaled his energy to build bridges so that those coming behind him can have a more secure pathway as they march forward," writes Amherst College Professor Olufemi Vaughan, in tribute to HDS Professor Jacob Olupona on his 70th birthday.
Salvador Pena

'My Need to Serve'

May 21, 2020
Graduating student Salvador Peña has spent the past three years at HDS earning his master of divinity degree and seeking out new ways to help others.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari

Religion and Nationalism in Russia

April 24, 2020
Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, discusses the role of Orthodoxy in Russia's nation-building, domestic politics, and international relations.
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

Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., third from left, in Africa.

A First Visit to Africa

January 17, 2020
Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., reflects on his first trip to Africa, where he lectured on comparative theology and interreligious learning.
Florentine Codex

Video: Fall 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture: Diana Magaloni

October 9, 2019
The fall 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture was delivered by Diana Magaloni, deputy director, director of conservation, and program director and Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology on October 8.
Professor Frank Clooney

Around the World in 21 Days

August 9, 2019
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.

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