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“We did not just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,” the conference’s secretary-general said, adding that the organization’s staff was surprised that the Pope accepted.
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.
During Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, a group of more than 50 undergraduates went to Philadelphia this past weekend to see the leader of the Catholic Church.
Organizers said the event was the largest of its kind in Harvard history.
The monastery chapel of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist near Harvard Square is open to local residents for daily periods of quiet prayer.
“We try to provide a still point in the city for people to come to,” said Brother Luke W. Ditewig, one of the younger monks living at the monastery.
“It’s really good to have time to...check in with yourself, to what extent you are living the life you want to and being the person you want to and having the presence in the world you want to.” Sofie Rose Seymour ’16, who self-identifies as “secular Jewish,” drops pieces of bread into the Charles River during the Jewish ritual Tashlich, in which practitioners aim to let go of sin and regret.
“Ducky,” cried out four year-old Nellie L. Sandberg as she tossed bread towards ducks in the Charles River as part of the Jewish ritual Tashlich, in which practitioners drop pieces of bread or another food into moving bodies of water to symbolize letting go of regret and sin. Later she drew while sitting on Weeks Bridge with her father, Paul M. Sandberg, left, on September 14, 2015.
Sofie Rose Seymour ’16, right, and Matthew J. Goodkin-Gold ’19, left, look onto the Charles while performing the Jewish ritual Tashlich, in which practitioners drop pieces of bread or another food into moving bodies of water to symbolize letting go of regret and sin. “It can be done very personally by anyone anywhere,” explained Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.
Harvard Men’s Basketball coach, Tommy Amaker, gives a sermon at the Memorial Church Thursday morning.
Boston University School of Law Professor Jay D. Wexler presents his talk "When Religion Pollutes" at the 2015 Annual Law, Religion and Health in America Conference Saturday. With case studies of ritualistic mercury use among New York City Santeria practitioners and conservative Amish sects refusing to obey waste treatment regulations, Wexler drew a clear picture of how the law often creates conflict between health and religion in the United States.
Florida International University Professor Aileen M. Marty ends her Law, Religion and Health in America Conference talk with a humorous cartoon depicting a cremated person's attempt at entering Heaven. Her presentation Saturday described the challenges of developing human remains disposal policies in cases of infectious disease and was one of many to highlight the importance of respect for different belief systems at the conference.
A panel consisting of E. J. Dionne Jr., Divinity School lecturer Diane L. Moore, Law School professor Charles Fried, and Frank Wolf discussed the role of religion in the American public sphere at the Law School Thursday. The pre-conference session was co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center and the Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Initiative on Religious Freedom and Its Implications at the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.