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Video: The Future of "Spiritual, But Not Religious"

April 13, 2018

“I am spiritual but not religious.” We have all heard this phrase. But, where did this expression come from? What does it mean today? And what may it mean tomorrow? This panel explores these questions, clarify surrounding scholarship, and forwards the conversation. Panelists include Charles M. Stang, Robert C. Fuller, Linda A. Mercadante, and Jeffrey Kripal.

Cornel West

Shining a Light on America’s ‘Spiritual Blackout’

December 4, 2017

Cornel West's  course, “American Democracy,” co-taught with Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, addressed the rise of inequality and nationalism in the United States through the lenses of class, race, and identity, and suggested ways to work for institutional change. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about the “escalating spiritual  blackout” in  American politics, what can be done to counteract it, and the role that Harvard Divinity School can play.
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Shopping Period: Examining Alternative Spiritualities

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

Casper ter Kuile

Millennials, Spirituality, and New Venues

March 3, 2017

Ministry Innovation Fellow Casper ter Kuile shares his honest opinion on the changing shape of American religion and how millennials are creating new forms of spiritual community.

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