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Cambridge City Council Denounces Right-Wing Media Outlet

In a resolution passed last month, Cambridge’s City Council publicly denounced the right-wing media organization Breitbart.com for spreading what it called “anti-Muslim libel” after the outlet published an article asserting that a City councillor has ties to the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Hyland Rhodes Scholar
Religion

Rivka B. Hyland

Rivka Hyland will continue her love for Islamic Studies at Oxford next year as a Rhodes Scholar.

Religion

Humanist Hub Celebrates Humanist Community Day

An award-winning author who is also a former NBA star and local community members gathered to discuss the importance of humanism at the third annual Humanist Community Day at the Humanist Hub on Sunday.

Waiting for the Aga Khan
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Photos of the Day (11/12/2015)

Waiting for the Aga Khan
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Waiting for the Aga Khan

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.

Roving Reporter: Pope vs. President
Religion

Roving Reporter: Pope vs. President

Religion

Divinity School To Launch New EdX Course on Scriptures

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.

Visit from the Pontiff
College

Pope Francis Will Speak at Harvard WorldMUN in 2016

“We did not just send an email to pope@vatican.va,” the conference’s secretary-general said, adding that the organization’s staff was surprised that the Pope accepted.

Visit from the Pontiff
College

Pontiff’s Visit Inspires Students on Trip to Philadelphia

​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.

Visit from the Pontiff
Student Groups

Visit from the Pontiff

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.

Shabbat 1000
College

‘Shabbat 1000’ Draws 800 To Celebrate Sabbath

Organizers said the event was the largest of its kind in Harvard history.

Monastery Open for Prayer
Religion

Monastery Open for Prayer

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.

Monastery Open for Prayer
Harvard in the City

Monastery Offers Refuge in Busy Harvard Square

“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.

Tashlich
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Tashlich

“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.

Tashlich
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Tashlich

“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.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
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The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes