Religious Groups

Fall in Harvard Yard

Harvard Chabad Holds Vigil for Shooting at California Synagogue

Roughly 60 Harvard affiliates gathered at the Harvard Chabad house Sunday evening in solidarity with the Chabad of Poway, Calif., where a deadly shooting took place Saturday.

Vigil for Sri Lankan Victims

Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil to Remember Victims of 'Inhumane' Sri Lanka Attacks

University affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Thursday evening to honor the victims of a series of coordinated bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Lowell Lecture Hall

Muslim Chaplain’s Office to Host Ramadan Programming for Students

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Harvard’s Muslim Chaplain, announced Thursday that he intends to host Ramadan programming for students on campus during the month of May.

Student Groups

As End of Probation Nears, HCFA Presidents Say They ‘Have Been and Continue to Be’ in Compliance with Harvard Policies

Harvard College Faith and Action — the largest Christian group on campus — continues to receive resources from parent ministry Christian Union while fully complying with College policies for student organizations, according to co-presidents Eunice A. N. Mwabe ’19 and Cooper B. Bryan ’19.

Khalil Abdur-Rashid

Harvard Students Take Inaugural Umrah Trip

During a reflection event Saturday evening, Muslim students looked back on their journey — both spiritual and physical — to Saudi Arabia over winter break as a part of Harvard’s inaugural Umrah trip.

Moral Resistance: When Faith & Activism Meet in the Streets

Panelists Discuss Faith and Activism at Harvard’s Institute of Politics

Religious leaders and activists spoke in praise of unity across diversity and tackled questions about the intersection between faith and activism on a panel at the Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.

Harvard College Faith and Action
College Administration

HCFA Placed on "Administrative Probation"

Harvard placed the College’s largest campus Christian group on a year-long, unprecedented “administrative probation” in February, after The Crimson reported that the group asked a woman to step down from a leadership position upon hearing that she was dating another female student.

Cambridge Common Menorah

After Menorah Knocked Down, Cambridge Residents Gather to Light Hanukkah Candles

Dozens of Harvard affiliates and Cantabrigians gathered in Cambridge Common Thursday night to light candles on a large silver menorah four days after an unidentified man deliberately knocked it down.

Emerson Hall
On Campus

Catholic Student Association Hosts Inaugural 'Catholic Sex Week'

Theologian Janet E. Smith delved into the Catholic Church’s stance on sex and sexuality in a lecture hosted by the Catholic Student Association Thursday evening.

Harvard College Faith and Action

Harvard College Faith and Action

The location of Harvard College Faith and Action, the largest Christian fellowship on campus.

Christian Union Funding
Student Groups

As Admins Urge Disaffiliation, Report Shows Parent Group Gave $600,000 to HCFA in 2017

​Christian Union—the parent group for Harvard College Faith and Action, a campus Christian group currently on "administrative probation"—reported over $600,000 in expenditures for HCFA in 2017.

HCFA Building
Student Groups

Students Hold ‘Emergency’ Meeting To Discuss Harvard's Response to Faith Group

According to the organizers of Friday’s meeting, attendees emphasized the need for the College to take stronger disciplinary action against Harvard College Faith and Action.

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.”

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.