Religious Groups

Race

First Black Miss Israel Talks Race, Education

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, the first black woman to win the Miss Israel beauty pageant, discussed her life and views on perceptions of beauty and race in Israel.

Islamophobia
Student Groups

Islamophobia

Anwar N. Omeish ‘19 discusses Islamophobia in the U.S. in response to the Trump administration’s ban on Muslim immigration.

Chaplain’s Panel
College

Chaplain’s Panel

Professors discuss the meaning and purpose of human life Wednesday night in Sever Hall at a panel hosted by the Harvard Chaplains.

Chaplain’s Panel
Religion

Harvard Faculty Share Impact of Faith on Scholarship

​Harvard faculty spoke about the intersection of faith and scholarship, posing questions of meaning and purpose in academia Wednesday.

Andover Hall on a Snowy Day
Scrutiny

The New Gods: Reforging Harvard Divinity School

From the magazine: Just past its 200th year, the Divinity School must now grapple with questions of identity as its faculty and student body move ever further from its original Christian purpose.

Defining Islamophobia
Student Life

Hillel and Islamic Society Host Event Against Islamophobia

​Harvard Hillel and the Harvard Islamic Society hosted a presentation and panel discussion Monday on prejudice and discrimination against Islam or Muslims.

Student Groups

Muslim Student Groups Host Vigil At Memorial Church

​Around 100 students gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in response to a series of hate crimes against Muslims and President Donald Trump’s recent executive order.

College

Students Celebrate Middle Eastern Culture Following Immigration Order

A crowd of Harvard affiliates filled Ticknor lounge Monday to hear performances celebrating Middle Eastern people and cultures following President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

College

Islamic Society Hosts Anti-Islamophobia Event

At a time when hate crimes against Muslim Americans have spiked to their highest levels since the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Harvard’s Islamic Society hosted a discussion highlighting discrimination faced by Muslims in the United States on Friday.

College

Islamic Society to Host Anti-Islamophobia Event

A Facebook page for the teach-in invites attendees to “come learn about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment” in “the wake of the election.”

Religion

Arab American Leader Advocates for Better Understanding of Arab Culture

Arab American Institute President James J. Zogby discussed the negative portrayal of Arab Americans in popular culture Tuesday night.

Religion

Nieman Fellow Delves Into Difficulties of Reporting on Religion

Washington Post religion journalist and current Nieman fellow Michelle Boorstein described the difficulties journalists who report on religion face.

Religion

Pluralism Project Celebrates 25 Years of Researching Religious Diversity

Founded by professor Diana L. Eck, the organization marked its milestone with three days of panels and discussions last week.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Religion

Harvard Humanist Hub Reads Harry Potter Like the Bible

Harry Potter may not be divinely inspired, but for a group of Harvard students and Cambridge residents, that has not stopped them from treating it like the bible.

Difficult Questions
IOP

Former Israeli Prime Minister Reflects on Security in the Middle East

​Security was tight as people filed into the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s talk Wednesday night.