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The Karmapa speaks to a packed Memorial Church about the importance of coexisting with all living beings. The event was hosted by the Harvard Divinity school and took place Thursday afternoon.
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the leader of one sect of Buddhism, stopped at Harvard on his two-month tour of the United States to deliver a lecture.
I started off my spring break with my cousin’s wedding. My cousin Josh Grossman is standing under the chuppah, a traditional covering in Jewish weddings, with his new wife, Tami.
Activist Dorothy Zellner, featured here next to Rev. Willie Bodrick II, speaks about her role as a white, Jewish woman during the Civil Rights movement. Zellner was one of four panelists who participated in the event "Selma to Ferguson: Religious Tradition as Solidarity," held at Harvard Hillel on Wednesday night.
Halal chicken will eventually serve as the only halal meat at the grill, once supplies for halal hamburgers and hotdogs run out.
The resolution stated that “the Council publicly expresses solidarity with the Islamic Community for this senseless tragedy, recognizing that their loss is one that the entire Harvard Community mourns.”
Religious leaders engage the congregation in a hymn during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church.
Charles D. Moody, a fellow at Harvard's Advanced Leadership Institute, explored Memorial Church after receiving ashes at the Ash Wednesday service. "I love it," Moody said. "The whole service was great -- the beauty of the church and the energy of Harvard."
The congregation lines up to receive ashes on their foreheads in observance of Ash Wednesday at the service at Memorial Church. In celebration of the Lenten season, several people opt to give up something for Lent; according to service attendee Charles D. Moody and his wife Karla L. Moody, they will be giving up judgmental thinking.
Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith placed ashes on the foreheads of several individuals during the Ash Wednesday service. "It's always fun to see how community members come out for things like this," said Selena L. Tan, a manager at the Graduate School of Education. "It's great I can step out of work and have a space like this."
Prof. Jonathan L. Walton welcomes the congregation to the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. The service kicked off the beginning of Lent, a period of preparation for Easter.
Prof. Jonathan L. Walton and Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith bless the ashes used during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. During the service, the religious leaders placed ashes on the foreheads of individuals in the shape of a cross.
A patron takes a pancake at Memorial Church Wednesday evening to commemorate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent today. The organizers also collected used hats, gloves, and scarves for the Women’s Lunch Place, an organization where women who experience poverty or homelessness gather and get some of their basic needs met.