Religious Groups


Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.


Religious Groups Keep Faith During Pandemic, Remote Academic Year

As the College approaches the first anniversary of sending students home due to the pandemic, students said they have adopted new ways to practice their faith in the Covid-19 era, including attending reduced-capacity services, convening for religious conversations over Zoom, and seeking support from Harvard chaplains.


Breach at Software Company May Have Compromised Harvard Affiliates' Demographic Data

A data breach at Blackbaud — the maker of a software the University uses for fundraising and donor engagement — may have put Harvard affiliates’ demographic data at risk.


Supreme Court Justice Breyer Discusses Landmark BGLTQ Case, Remote Oral Arguments at Harvard Hillel Talk

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at a virtual Harvard Hillel event Monday evening where he discussed the Court’s recent move to virtual oral arguments and a landmark decision earlier that same day that protects BGLTQ workers from workplace discrimination.


Campus Faith Groups Celebrate Passover and Easter with Zoom Seders and Livestreamed Services

As Jewish and Christian communities around the world celebrate Passover and Easter, campus faith leaders have likewise been tasked with finding innovative ways to bring worshippers together.


Cambridge Religious Centers Rethink Daily Practices in the Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Harvard-affiliated religious leaders and Cambridge religious centers are rethinking how they will approach their services and day-to-day conduct in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.


Amid Criticism, Jewish Harvard Students Create Pro-Palestinian Rights Group

The coalition bills itself as an “anti-Zionist Jewish organization” focused on countering anti-Semitism through solidarity with marginalized groups, and creating spaces and events for Jewish students outside of Harvard Hillel, according to a public statement on the organization’s Facebook page.


Paulsell Announces ‘Pilgrimage’ Theme for Memorial Church

Paulsell said in an interview that the concept of pilgrimage seemed well suited in characterizing the church’s leadership transition. She said that she considers pilgrimages to be “transformative” since they enable people to think about themselves and their relationships.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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