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College

Today in Photos (04/17/2014)

We Made It
Religion

We Made It

Former BSA President Zaheer R. Ali '94 speaks at the Barker Center about the legacy of African American Muslims, Thursday evening. Ali drew from pop culture and other sources alike to emphasize how African American Muslims influenced the freedom narrative of the United States.

Leveling the Playing Field For Children
College

Today in Photos (04/11/2014)

Papyrus Proved Authentic
Religion

Papyrus Proved Authentic

Professors at Harvard University have studied a fragment of papyrus known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.” Scholars have concluded that the papyrus appears to be ancient, not recently manufactured.

Cornel West on Virtue
Student Groups

Cornel West on Virtue

Cornel R. West ’73, right, spoke in Emerson Hall on Thursday, April 10 as part of a discussion held by the Black Men’s Forum. West spoke to the importance of cultivating virtue and compassion in the United States.

Papyrus Proved Authentic
Religion

Divinity School Report Finds Fragmentary Artifact of 'Gospel of Jesus’s Wife' Authentic

After nearly 18 months of controversy and accusations of forgery, a fragment of parchment labeled by Divinity School Professor Karen L. King as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” has now been dated to approximately the eighth century.

Singing at Sunday Service
Scrutiny

Singing at Sunday Service

Members of the Boston Church of Christ sing at Sunday service on April 6.

Religion

Comparing Gods: The Study of Religion at Harvard

In a small office on the third floor of the Barker Center, students and a few professors congregate to ponder Christianity, Islam, Taosim, and every religion and spiritual practice in between. This is the headquarters for undergraduates studying religion at Harvard, where the approach is comparative and the range of interests is vast.

BCC Worship Location
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BCC Worship Location

The Boston Church of Christ holds services in the John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center every Sunday.

Sunday Service
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Sunday Service

Members of the Boston Church of Christ sing during a service on Sunday, April 6th at Back Bay Events Center in Boston.

On Stage
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On Stage

Members of the Boston Church of Christ sing during a service on Sunday, April 6th at Back Bay Events Center in Boston.

Prayer and Song
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Prayer and Song

Members of the Boston Church of Christ sing and pray during a service on Sunday, April 6th at Back Bay Events Center in Boston.

The Holy Bible
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The Holy Bible

A bible rests on a table following a Boston Church of Christ service on Sunday, April 6th at Back Bay Events Center in Boston.

Before the Service
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Before the Service

A member of the Boston Church of Christ reads before a service on Sunday, April 6th at Back Bay Events Center in Boston.

Holden Chapel
Religion

Services, Cadavers, and Collegium: The History of Holden Chapel

A young Holyoke of the Class of 1746 chronicled the happenings at Harvard College before his admission: “1742, June 2. Foundation of the Chapel Laid Some part of ye begin’g of this month. [sic]” Thus he recorded the beginning of a symbolic change in the Harvard Yard: the construction of its first chapel. Despite the many religious commitments of Harvard men, who read the Scriptures multiple times in a day and practiced the teachings of the Bible, a century went by until Holden was built.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture