Religion

Religion

In Symbolic Gesture, Walton Declares Memorial Church a ‘Sanctuary’

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton declared Memorial Church a “sanctuary” space for Harvard affiliates two weeks after University President Drew G. Faust said she would not adopt the label for Harvard's campus.

Post-Election Teach-In
College

Post-Election Teach-In

Anwar Omeish ’17, a member of the Harvard Islamic Society, speaks about institutionalized Islamophobia to a packed Fong Auditorium on Friday afternoon. The teach-in event highlighted issues of discrimination against Muslims in America in light of Donald Trump's election to the presidency.

College

Islamic Society Hosts Anti-Islamophobia Event

At a time when hate crimes against Muslim Americans have spiked to their highest levels since the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Harvard’s Islamic Society hosted a discussion highlighting discrimination faced by Muslims in the United States on Friday.

College

Islamic Society to Host Anti-Islamophobia Event

A Facebook page for the teach-in invites attendees to “come learn about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment” in “the wake of the election.”

Religion

‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ Researcher Says Frenzy Distracts from Larger Issues

A hotly debated piece of papyrus at Harvard that could help answer whether Jesus had a wife has been largely accepted as a forgery by the media and the woman who championed its cause.

Religion

Divinity School Students and Staff Debate Mass. Ballot Questions

A group of Divinity School students and staff exchanged differing opinions on the Mass. referendum questions on charter school expansion and the legalization of Marijuana on Monday.

Diwali at Lowell Faculty Deans' Residence
On Campus

Diwali at Lowell Faculty Deans' Residence

Diana L. Eck, Lowell House Faculty Dean, photographs the Hindu festival of lights celebration for which she opened the Lowell House Faculty Deans' residence. During the ceremony, Eck expressed gratitude and honor to Harvard Dharma for holding the event in her residence.

College

Abdul-Jabbar Shares Thoughts on Racial Relations in America

An enthusiastic audience filled the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Saturday afternoon to hear a conversation with former NBA player and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Religion

Arab American Leader Advocates for Better Understanding of Arab Culture

Arab American Institute President James J. Zogby discussed the negative portrayal of Arab Americans in popular culture Tuesday night.

Society of St. John the Evangelist's Monastery Chapel
Religion

Compline on the Red Line

I had hoped to observe the morning prayer ceremony at the Society of St. John the Evangelist from a distance, but I do not go unnoticed.

Lifting To Heaven
On Campus

Lifting To Heaven

Renovation continues at Memorial Church, as a construction worker knocks off some of the building’s plaster with a large steel beam Monday. The project will increase accessibility and include safety upgrades, a remodeled lower level, and a climate control system.

Religion

Nieman Fellow Delves Into Difficulties of Reporting on Religion

Washington Post religion journalist and current Nieman fellow Michelle Boorstein described the difficulties journalists who report on religion face.

Religion

Pluralism Project Celebrates 25 Years of Researching Religious Diversity

Founded by professor Diana L. Eck, the organization marked its milestone with three days of panels and discussions last week.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
College

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Assistant Chaplain Vanessa M. Zoltan speaks to a discussion facilitator about the Weasley twins in“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” during a meeting of the Humanist Hub discussion group “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text”.

Central Administration

Divinity School Dean Advocates for Peace at Morning Prayers

​As live organ music filtered through Holden Chapel on Wednesday morning, about 50 attendees greeted the usher, accepted a program and hymnbook, and sat in silent contemplation, waiting for Morning Prayers to begin.