Religious Groups

BGLTQ Office

Advocate for BGLTQ Christians Presents 'Affirming' Reading of Scripture

Biblical scholar and queer rights activist Matthew R. Vines argued for a BGLTQ-accepting reading of the Bible to a crowd of around fifty College and graduate students Saturday.

Memorial Church

Student Group Launches Peer Educator Program for Spirituality

The peer educators will comprise undergrads who will “facilitate conversations, journaling exercises, meditation practices, and other activities.”

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Harvard Hillel Hosts Seder to Oppose Israeli Presence in the West Bank and Gaza

Harvard Hillel hosted a Seder last week meant to oppose Israeli presence in the West Bank and Gaza, though organizers complained of some “censorship” from administrators.

Israel Summit

Harvard Hosts First Israel Summit

Harvard hosted its first-ever Israel Summit Sunday, bringing together affiliates from across the University to learn about all things Israel at the Charles Hotel.

HCFA Funding Vote

UC Votes to Bar HCFA From Receiving Council Funding

The approved UC legislation prevents the religious group from receiving any Council funding for the remainder of spring 2018.

Harvard College Faith and Action
Student Life

Students Campaign via Email for Harsher Penalties for HCFA

Some College students are organizing an email campaign to urge the OSL to more harshly punish Harvard College Faith and Action.


UC Finance Committee Recommends Legislation to Ban Funding for HCFA

The UC finance committee voted to recommend legislation that would bar religious group Harvard College Faith and Action from all Council funding.

HCFA Building
Undergraduate Council

For HCFA, Probation to Have Little Immediate Practical Effect

Harvard College Faith and Action will not lose the ability to book rooms, recruit students, or receive Undergraduate Council funding as part of its year-long probation.

UC Meeting on HCFA

UC Condemns HCFA, Debates Whether to Host Group Leaders

The Undergraduate Council passed a resolution denouncing the actions of religious group HCFA and affirming its support for the BGLTQ community Sunday.

Harvard College Faith and Action

Some Students Praise HCFA Probation, Others Urge Sympathy

Brunching across campus Sunday, many undergraduates said they opposed HCFA’s move to demote the student as well as what they called the group’s negative stance toward BGLTQ Harvard affiliates.

Faith and Action Building

HCFA Must Cut Ties to ‘Parent Ministry’ to Regain Recognition

Harvard College Faith and Action will need to sever ties with parent group Christian Union in order to re-earn recognition from the College at the end of its year-long administrative probation.

Harvard College Faith and Action

College Places HCFA On ‘Probation’ After Group Barred Student in Same-Sex Relationship from Leadership

​The College has placed Harvard College Faith and Action on “administrative probation” for a year after the organization pressured a female member of its student leadership to resign in September following her decision to date a woman.

Holding Up the Flag

'Ex-Gay' Speaker Invited by HCFA Draws Protest

Some students criticized religious group Harvard College Faith and Action for inviting Hill-Perry to campus, calling her homophobic and arguing she condones conversion therapy.

Prayer and Vigil
Religious Groups

Students Protest 'Muslim Ban 3.0'

Students stood vigil in solidarity with those affected by Trump’s latest immigration restrictions.


Harvard Appoints First Muslim Chaplain

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University, will become Harvard’s first Muslim chaplain on July 5.