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Video: Promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

March 14, 2019

Dr. Alaa Murabit discusses the promotion of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at Harvard Divinity School, highlighting the intersection between women's leadership, religion, and sustainable development. She will present unique examples of women's religious leadership to advance human rights, societal development, and peacebuilding and explore the importance of leveraging religious scholarship.... Read more about Video: Promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

glenn wallis

Video: The Case Against Buddhism

March 11, 2019

Presented as a rational, scientific, and practical religion, modern Buddhism appears to have all the answers. Even the secular forms of mindfulness promise ever-increasing practitioners that Buddhist meditation will provide the solutions to all their mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. But is there a problem with all of this?

Sherwin bitsui

Video: The Song Within Thinking Outwardly: Navajo Thought and Poetry

March 7, 2019

In Navajo worldview, thought creates the world, which is then spoken into being. This process places sacred value on the power of language. Sherwin Bitsui’s poetry attempts to connect Diné thought to a changed world by translating the present through an encoding rooted in his culture and language. In this excerpt from his talk at Harvard Divinity School, he offered insight into how Navajo thought and language can inform a poetics, thus opening possibilities for poetry.... Read more about Video: The Song Within Thinking Outwardly: Navajo Thought and Poetry

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Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

March 5, 2019

"Business" is a taboo topic in divinity school but anyone who wants to change the world needs to understand how to think like an entrepreneur. Leading experts on social and wellness entrepreneurship, innovative leadership, and the intersection of money and spirituality share their stories and wisdom in a panel discussion.... Read more about Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

Cornell Brooks

Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

February 27, 2019

Race and religion are among the best predictors of how Americans choose a president. Race and religion are also bases for political compromises that call into question our moral credibility on issues ranging from voting rights to police brutality. Cornell William Brooks and Todne Thomas discuss... Read more about Video: Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership

gary mason

Video: The Role of Reconciliation, Memory, and Theology in Shaping the Public Stage

February 27, 2019

Much has been written about the Northern Ireland peace process, particularly on securing the peace. However, as Senator George Mitchell commented in relation to the Good Friday agreement, “If you think getting this agreement was difficult, implementing it will be even more difficult.” Twenty-one years after the signing of the Good Friday agreement, those have proven to be prophetic words.... Read more about Video: The Role of Reconciliation, Memory, and Theology in Shaping the Public Stage