Those who cherish the nation’s tradition of religious freedom should be alarmed by President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, two Harvard Divinity School faculty members warned.
In a letter last weekend to the Harvard community supporting international students and faculty, President Drew Faust unveiled a plan to appoint the first full-time University-wide Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of discussion, the search for a chaplain will be led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane. Read more about Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain
For over 20 years, January 16th has been recognized annually in the United States as Religious Freedom Day. Diane Moore and Dudley Rose discuss religious freedom as a principle based not on shared ancestry, culture, or faith but on a shared commitment to liberty. Read more about Video: The State of Religious Freedom
A discussion by leaders in the Boston area driving inspiring community-based initiatives to address the effects and sources of gun violence.
Chaplain Clementina Chéry, founder, president, and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; Stanley Pollack, founder and executive director, Center for Teen Empowerment, presenting with a youth organizer; Monalisa Smith, founder, president, and CEO, Mothers for Justice and Equality; John M. Brown, Sergeant Detective, Boston Police Department
Professor of Religion and Latina/o Studies Mayra Rivera cares about bodies: bodies sent to war, where they are harmed; bodies relegated to slums that are unhealthy or workplaces that are unsafe; bodies that are the place where flesh and blood meet spirit. Read more about The Word Made Flesh