HDS chaplain Kerry Maloney

Modeling Ministry for a Multireligious World

April 25, 2019

The HDS community is home to practitioners and scholars of dozens of different religions—and to those who have no formal religious affiliation at all. One is as likely to bump into a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka on campus as a Unitarian Universalist from New England. The person who navigates this ever-expanding diversity of traditions and people is the School’s chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life, Rev. Kerry Maloney.... Read more about Modeling Ministry for a Multireligious World

Akhil Gupta

Divine Vision

November 16, 2017

On his tenth birthday, Akhil Gupta’s mother cooked up a big batch of food to give to the poor in the old section of Delhi. Then she took her son down to their first stop, a Hindu temple.... Read more about Divine Vision

Dan McKanan

Shopping Period: Examining Alternative Spiritualities

August 22, 2017

This feature is part of an HDS Communications interview series offering students a closer look at selected upcoming courses. Below, we chat with Professor Dan McKanan about his fall 2017 class “Alternative Spiritualities in the United States,” which surveys spiritual practices and movements that have been labeled as metaphysical, esoteric, occult, harmonial, and New Age.... Read more about Shopping Period: Examining Alternative Spiritualities

Battling Religious Illiteracy

Battling Religious Illiteracy

November 5, 2015

Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, discusses the worldwide erosion of pluralism when it comes to respecting beliefs.

Engaging Pluralism Theologically in Melbourne

Engaging Pluralism Theologically in Melbourne

August 21, 2015

Professor Frank Clooney, the CSWR director, writes about nearing the end of a month-long visit to Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University, where he once again was a visiting research scholar and a kind of academic consultant in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry.