Harvard Divinity School

Three Friends
Central Administration

With Portrait Unveiling, Gomes Makes Harvard History

​As a professor and chaplain on Harvard’s campus for more than three decades, Reverend Peter J. Gomes was beloved as a thunderous Baptist preacher and staunch advocate for gay rights.

LGBTQ Conference at Harvard
Student Life

Annual LGBTQ Conference Highlights Safe Spaces, Religion

​Roughly 300 scholars, professionals, and students from both Harvard and around the world attended the third annual LGBTQ Conference, hosted at Harvard Law School on Saturday.

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Panel Demonstrates Divinity School’s New edX Course

​Professors of the Divinity School’s new edX Scriptures course shared an array of teaching strategies and resources from each of the six course modules at an introductory panel in Andover Hall on Tuesday.

College

Health Services Director Confirms Two Cases of Mumps

​Two mumps cases have been confirmed across Harvard’s student body, according to an email sent Tuesday evening by Paul J. Barreira, director of Harvard University Health Services.

Morning Prayers during the Queer Divine Week
Student Life

Divinity Students Share BGLTQ Experiences at Memorial Church

Titled “The Queer Divine: Perspectives and Theologies from LGBTQ Lived Experiences,” the series of services examines the intersections between queer identity and religion.

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Divinity School Launches Online Religious Literacy Course

Harvard expects tens of thousands of participants for the Divinity School's new edX aimed at promoting religious literacy.

Andover Chapel at Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Andover Chapel at Harvard Divinity School

The Andover Chapel is one of several places that will be renovated in Andover Hall at the Harvard Divinity School. The renovated chapel will be designed to reflect its role as a multi-faith place of worship.

Andover Hall
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Andover Hall

Proposed renovations to Andover Hall will be funded largely by Harvard Divinity School's Capital Campaign

Andover Hall
Central Administration

Divinity School to Fund Andover Hall Renovations

​As the Harvard Divinity School’s capital campaign exceeds the halfway mark, its hallowed Andover Hall will undergo a transformation into a central hub of activity for multifaith religion, academic study, and events addressing social issues.

Student Life

CrossFit Event Evokes Comparisons to Religion

Implicit comparisons to religion continued to pervade the discussion, as CrossFit's co-founder emphasized the mental strength and resilience he said membership can build.

Harvard Divinity School
Central Administration

Divinity School Passes Halfway Point in Capital Campaign

University President Drew G. Faust said last month that the Divinity School’s campaign, which launched publicly in April 2014, has increasingly become a focus of the central administration.

Religion

Divinity School To Launch New EdX Course on Scriptures

The class, which will be taught by six faculty members and focus on the texts of the world’s major religions, will premiere this spring through edX, the non-profit MOOC provider that Harvard and MIT founded in 2012.

Awake
On Campus

Awake

Dr. Anita Goel introduces “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda” at the Divinity School on Monday afternoon. The film sought to objectively explore how Yogananda, an Indian yogi, introduced yoga to the Western world in the mid-20th century.

College

Joint FAS, Divinity School Class Screens Star Wars To Kick Off Film Series

This screening was the first in a film series designed to run alongside the course.

Visit from the Pontiff
College

Pontiff’s Visit Inspires Students on Trip to Philadelphia

​During Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, two Divinity School faculty members accompanied a group of more than 50 undergraduates to catch a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church.