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Waiting for the Aga Khan
College

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.

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

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.

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.

Tashlich
On Campus

Letting go of Regret during the Jewish New Year

Toasties
On Campus

Toasties

Henry Li ‘16 prepares a toasted sandwich for delivery on Monday night; students who texted members of the Harvard Ichthus, the student journal of Christian thought and expression with questions about Christianity received toasted sandwiches.

Holi 2015
College

Holi 2015

Students gathered in the MAC Quad on April 12 to celebrate Holi. Organized by Harvard Dharma, hundreds of students gathered to throw paint and celebrate the Indian holiday.

Marching to Remember
College

Marching to Remember

Students march for Yom Hashoah, an annual remembrance of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The march, which happened Thursday afternoon, was organized by Aaron Y. Grand ’18, the Jewish Life Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Harvard College and was advertised primarily to students affiliated with the fraternity or Harvard Hillel.

Harvard-Yale Field
College

God of the Playing Field

For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.

Easter Mass
Religion

Easter Mass

People fill St. Paul Catholic Church for Mass on Easter Sunday.

Passover Seder
College

Passover Seder

Alpha Epsilon Pi brother Edgar J. Orozco ’16 smiles as he dips his finger in wine during a Passover seder in Hillel on Saturday evening. Over the weekend several student groups hosted seders, a traditional Jewish ritual to celebrate Passover.

AEPI Passover Seder
College

AEPI Passover Seder

From right, Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers Aaron E. Pelz ’16, Crimson editor Gregory A. Briker ’17, Ethan S. H. Fried ’16, and Jacob S. Goldberg ’16 celebrate Passover during a seder, a traditional Jewish ritual, in Hillel on Saturday evening.

H.E.M. Issoufou Mahamadou
On Campus

Photos of the Weekend (04/05/2015)

Religion

Taking Pause: Shabbat at Harvard

The fourth of the Ten Commandments tells its followers they should no do any work on the Sabbath day. “Work,” here, doesn’t just refer to your 9-to-5, but is rather understood to mean any act creates or exercises control over one’s surroundings. This places a number of restrictions upon the observer, which range from not using electricity to not writing, and even to not tying knots.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

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