Recent Multimedia

Rescuing Religion from "Civilization:" Cultural Loss and Reclamation in Native America (Video)
04.21.2014 News Story

Writer and rights advocate Suzan Shown Harjo gave the annual Dudleian Lecture at HDS on April 17.

Human Rights and Religious Communities (Video)
04.21.2014 News Story

HDS alumni George Rupp, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, and Karen Tse recently spoke about human rights and religious communities.

2014 Billings Preaching Prize (Video)
04.18.2014 News Story

Sarah Lord and Adam Vander Tuig were the co-winners of the 2014 Billings Preaching Prize.

Slideshow: 2014 Gomes Honors
04.18.2014 Slideshow

View a selection of photos from this year's Gomes Honors ceremony, which recognized four outstanding HDS grads and former HDS Dean William Graham.

Do More, or Do Better?: A Panel Conversation on Public Service (Video)
04.16.2014 News Story

This interdisciplinary faculty panel explored how professors, students, and alumni from across the University engage with public service.

Slideshow: The Campaign for HDS
04.11.2014 Slideshow

View selected images from the launch of the Campaign for HDS on April 4, 2014.

From Medieval Sankore to Modern Say: Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Video)
03.06.2014 News Story

Professor Ousmane Oumar Kane delivered the inaugural Prince Alwaleed bin Talal lecture on March 6, 2014.

Divine Law: A Tale of Two Concepts and Three Responses (Video)
03.03.2014 News Story

On March 3, 2014, Professor Christine Hayes was a featured speaker at the Center for the Study of World Religions.

Finding Altruism in China: The Confucian Corpus and the Quest for Universal Benevolence (Video)
02.25.2014 News Story

The CSWR sponsored this discussion by Berkeley's Mark CsikszentmihĂ lyi on altruism in China.  

Photo Gallery: 2014 WSRP National Leadership Conference
02.20.2014 Slideshow

View selected images from the 2014 National Leadership Conference, held annually by the Women's Studies in Religion Program at HDS.

Faith-Based Community Organizing: How Working with the Religious Other Can Save the World (Video)
02.19.2014 News Story

On February 19, 2014, the Center for the Study of World Religions sponsored a panel discussion about faith-based community organizing.

William James in Accra: The 2014 William James Lecture (Video)
02.13.2014 News Story

Stanford professor Tanya M. Luhrmann delivered the 2014 William James Lecture. 

Medicine, Exorcism, and Female Sexualities in China (Video)
02.12.2014 News Story

Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and Chinese Religion and WSRP Research Associate Hsiao-wen Cheng recently spoke about her research.

Paul Farmer on Liberation Theology (Video)
02.11.2014 News Story

On February 11, Harvard professor and Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer spoke about how liberation theology has influenced him. 

Mountain Monasteries and Metropolitan Meditation Centers: A Century of Buddhist Propaganda in Modern Korea (Video)
02.10.2014 News Story

Mark Nathan, Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Buffalo, was a recent guest speaker at the CSWR.

Zen and the Arts of Liberal Ministry (Video)
02.10.2014 News Story

Rev. James Ishmael Ford recently spoke at HDS as part of the Buddhist Ministry Initiative.

An Interview with WSRP Director Ann Braude (Video)
02.06.2014 News Story

Ann Braude, Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program at HDS, describes the purpose and origin of the WSRP.

John Stendahl Reads 'Why I Love the Bible' (Video)
01.21.2014 News Story

John Stendahl reads the essay "Why I Love the Bible," written by his late father, Krister Stendahl, former HDS dean.

Divinity Dialogues: Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv '03 (Video)
01.16.2014 News Story

On January 16, 2014, Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv '03, spoke to students as part of the Divinity Dialogues series.  

A Conversation with John Stendahl (Video)
01.14.2014 News Story

Professor Laura Nasrallah speaks with John Stendahl about his late father, Krister Stendahl, former HDS dean.

Fertility and Jewish Law: Feminist Perspectives on Orthodox Response Literature (Video)
12.11.2013 News Story

On December 11, 2013, the CSWR hosted a talk by Professor Ronit Irshai about fertility and Jewish law.

A Discourse on the Valorization of the Colonial Koryo Canon (Video)
12.10.2013 News Story

Professor Hwansoo Ilmee Kim recently spoke at HDS on the valorization of the colonial Koryo Canon (Koryo Taejanggyong).  

Religions & Peace: Do Universities Have a Role? (Video)
12.06.2013 News Story
HDS recently explored how people of different religions can work to end violence.
Buddhist Self-Sacrifice in Tibet: The Survivors Speak (Video)
12.05.2013 News Story

Fulbright Scholar Patrick Dowd discussed self-sacrifice in Tibet in a talk sponsored by the Buddhist Ministry Colloquium.

Medicine and Religion: Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis (Video)
12.04.2013 News Story

Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis, president of the Lourdes Office of Medical Observations, recently shared some of his experiences at an HDS lunch talk.

I Give Therefore I Am: The Meaning of Charity in Jewish and Christian Thought (Video)
12.04.2013 News Story

Notre Dame Professor Gary Anderson recently gave a talk on the concept of charity in Jewish and Christian thought.

What Can the Christian Category of Natural Theology Tell Us About Islam? (Video)
11.24.2013 News Story

Robert Morrison, Associate Professor of Religion at Bowdoin College, recently spoke at CSWR.

Audio Feature: Fellowship of the Spirit
11.21.2013 News Story

In this audio feature, CSWR Acting Director Anne Monius talks about the Center's impact as a leader in the study of world religions for over 50 years.

Buddhist Peacemaking in War-Torn Lands (Video)
11.21.2013 News Story

Professor Paula Green of School of International Training speaks about Buddhist peacemaking.

Religious Literacy: What's at Stake? (Video)
11.20.2013 News Story

HDS Dean David Hempton and Professor Stephen Prothero of Boston University discuss the importance of religious literacy.

Theological Education Day 2013: Life at HDS (Video)
11.18.2013 News Story

Students share their thoughts on life at Harvard Divinity School during Theological Education Day 2013.

Theological Education Day 2013: Ministry (Video)
11.18.2013 News Story

A panel discusses the practice and study of ministry at HDS during Theological Education Day 2013.

Historical Relations Between Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia: An Illustrated Talk (Video)
11.18.2013 News Story

On November 18, 2013, Dr. Hema Goonatilake was a featured guest speaker at the Center for the Study of World Religions. 

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Video)
11.15.2013 News Story

Professor N.T. Wright spoke about his book "Paul and the Faithfulness of God" at Harvard Divinity School in November 2013.  

Homelessness at Harvard: How Serving Your Neighbor Can Save the World (Video)
11.13.2013 News Story

Rev. Thomas Hathaway, HKS professor Richard Parker, and MDiv student Zachary Kerzee discuss their work helping homeless communities.

Innovative Patterns in American Buddhist Ministry (Video)
11.13.2013 News Story

Sensei Anthony Stultz and Sumi Loundon Kim discuss innovative patterns in American Buddhist ministry.

A Sex Goddess and a Queen: The Discovery and Analysis of the Lost Temple of Nefertiti (Video)
11.13.2013 News Story

WSRP Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies Jacquelyn Williamson talks about her research on Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Religious Literacy: How Knowing Your Neighbor Can Save the World (Video)
11.13.2013 News Story

On November 13, 2013, the Center for the Study of World Religions sponsored a panel discussion about religious literacy.

Deepening the Theological Roots of Our Work (Audio)
11.09.2013 News Story

Listen to MDiv candidate Shelley Brown's sermon on being theologically rooted in her work as an MIT scientist and a Harvard preacher.

American Women, Christian Politics, and the Long Red Scare (Video)
11.07.2013 News Story

WSRP Research Associate Amanda Izzo discusses how anti-Communists targeted the YWCA in the twentieth century. 

Divinity Dialogues: Jeff Seul and M. Brinton Lykes (Video)
10.20.2013 News Story

HDS Alumni Jeff Seul and M. Brinton Lykes share how their experiences at HDS have informed their careers and service to others. 

Female Piety in Contemporary Catholic Renewal and the Concept of Agency (Video)
10.16.2013 News Story

Professor Sarah Bracke discusses her study of a Catholic Renewal women's group in Milan, Italy in 2000.

The Vatican's Role in the Promulgation of Italy's 1938 Racial Laws (Video)
10.10.2013 News Story

Professor and author David Kertzer talks about Pope Pius XI's complicity with Mussolini's fascist government in 1930s Italy. 

Is Health Care a Spiritual Discipline? (Video)
10.04.2013 News Story

On September 25, Dr. Daniel Sulmasy of the University of Chicago spoke about the relationship between spirituality and healthcare.

Inside the Scholar's Studio: A Conversation with Reza Aslan (Video)
09.30.2013 News Story

HDS alumnus Reza Aslan talks about his new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.