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Harvard Divinity School
Religion

HDS Hosts Panel on Extremism and De-Radicalization Efforts

Experts, including former extremists, discussed efforts to counter hate groups and extremist violence at a panel hosted by the Harvard Divinity School on Monday.

Matthew Ichihashi Potts Memorial Church Minister
On Campus

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.

Harvard Divinity School
Visual Arts

HDS Fellow Presents Art Exhibition on Cultural Activism and Identity

Taurean J. Webb, an instructor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Harvard Divinity School fellow, presented a collaborative art exhibition called “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine” at a virtual event sponsored by the Divinity School.

Harvard Catholic Student Center
Student Life

‘A Great Time to Reflect’: Back In Person, Students Observe Lent at Harvard

Lent observances are underway on campus, and students are making the most of being back in person.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Harvard Divinity School Prof. Discusses Black Church Arson at Virtual Lecture

Todne Thomas, an associate professor at the Harvard Divinity School, examined the 2015 burning of a predominantly African American church as part of a wider discussion about the phenomenon of Black church arson at a virtual lecture Friday.

Tang Harvard Yard
College

Students Launch New Buddhist Group at Harvard

Students launched a new Buddhist campus group, Harvard Maarga, for Buddhist undergraduates to engage with one another.

Iranian Divinity School Student Case
Religion

Harambee Hosts Sixth Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference at HDS

Harambee, an organization for students of African descent at Harvard Divinity School, hosted the sixth annual Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference last week.

Memorial Church
On Campus

Memorial Church

Sunlight comes through the windows in Memorial Church. The Morning Prayers service takes place in Memorial Church every weekday morning.

Diwali
College

Harvard Dharma Hosts Annual Diwali Celebration

Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students’ association, hosted a prayer service and home-cooked dinner on Saturday evening in celebration of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights celebrated throughout South Asia.

Hindu Prayer Space
On Campus

Hindu Prayer Space

The Hindu prayer space is located in the basement of Canaday Hall B.

Freshman Survey 3 Graphic
College

Freshmen Split on Defunding Police, Other Hot-Button Political Issues

This third installment of The Crimson’s four-part survey of the Class of 2025 examines their beliefs on politics, religion, and Harvard issues, as well as aspects of their lifestyle, such as sex, drugs, mental health counseling, and technology.

Greg Epstien
Religion

Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein Elected President of University Chaplains’ Organization

Humanist Chaplain Greg M. Epstein will serve as the president of the Organization of Harvard University Chaplains after being selected by more than 30 other chaplains of different faiths.

Rosovsky Hall
Crime

HUPD Investigating Two Vandalism Incidents at Harvard Hillel Amid Nationwide Rise in Anti-Semitism

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating two incidents of vandalism at the Harvard Hillel building that occurred within two weeks of each other in late May and sparked forceful emails from administrators.

City Council Meeting
City Politics

City Council Votes to Terminate Contracts With Companies Allegedly Violating Human Rights, Drawing Criticism from Harvard Jewish Leaders

The Cambridge City Council voted to end its contract with companies that “perpetuate violations of International Human Rights Laws” during a Tuesday meeting that followed more than seven hours of public comment the previous day.

Matthew Ichihashi Potts Memorial Church Minister
Religion

Matthew Potts Appointed as New Memorial Church Minister After Two-Year Search

Matthew Ichihashi Potts will serve as the next Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals beginning July 1, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to Harvard affiliates last Friday.

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