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Visitors and members of the community stand in line for an event that featured the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, outside Memorial Church on Thursday afternoon.
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.
“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.