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Professor David Carrasco

Exploring Native America

October 19, 2018

PBS’s latest series, Native America, explores the world created by America’s first peoples. The four-part series, which premieres October 23, reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and over 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.... Read more about Exploring Native America

Terry Tempest Williams

Divinity School Event Explores Humans’ Relationship to Nature

October 18, 2018
“Taproot: Stories of Nature & Restoration,” convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relationship with it.
Laura S. Nasrallah

You Gotta Fight for Your Rhyta to Party

October 16, 2018

A newly opened exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums features animal-shaped drinking vessels from across the ancient Mediterranean called Rhyta. Professor Laura Nasrallah discusses how food and drink facilitated and mediated a relationship with the divine.

Mary Balkon

Mary Balkon: Spirituality and the Non-Human World

October 16, 2018
Residents at the Center for the Study of World Religions are scholars deeply committed to the study of religion. Below, the CSWR spoke with Mary Balkon, MDiv candidate, on her research in animism, spiritual care, and the non-human world.
building bridges

Video: Building Bridges

October 11, 2018

By bringing together scholars from across Harvard, this panel discussed the importance of a critical, nuanced, and interdisciplinary understanding of refugee, asylum, and immigrant issues, while highlighting activist efforts.... Read more about Video: Building Bridges