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Harvard Catholic Student Center
Central Administration

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.

Memorial Church
Religion

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.

Memorial Church
Religion

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.

Religious Rights Clinic
Religion

Religious Rights Clinic

Harvard Law School designed a legal clinic to support the rights of clients in practicing their religion.

Israel Trek Petition
Student Groups

Harvard Hillel and Chabad to Increase Security Following Anti-Semitic Attacks

Harvard Hillel and Harvard Chabad will implement increased safety measures following a spate of anti-Semitic incidents across the nation, according to the group’s leaders.

Matthew L. Potts
On Campus

Matthew L. Potts

Matthew L. Potts, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, is interested in how "Jesus Is King", Kanye West's new album, "plays with a tension in Christianity between the high and the low, the sacred and the mundane."

Memorial Church
Religion

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.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Professor Anne Monius, ‘Authentic’ and ‘Incredible’ Mentor and Religious Scholar, Dies at Age 54

Students and colleagues say Monius, who died on Aug. 3 at the age of 54, was an extraordinary teacher who closely mentored her students while conducting groundbreaking research.

Lenten Speaker Series
Religion

Paulsell to Serve as Interim Minister at Memorial Church

Harvard Divinity School Professor Stephanie A. Paulsell will serve as interim minister of Memorial Church, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email Tuesday.

Massachusetts Hall
College

Harvard Police Investigating Racist, Anti-Semitic Email Sent to Students, Bacow

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an email containing a litany of racist and antisemitic statements that was sent to University President Lawrence S. Bacow and multiple College students Monday.

University Health Services
College

Harvard Right to Life Runs Campaign for Student Health Insurance Plan Refunds for Abortion Coverage

Harvard Right to Life — a pro-life student organization at the College — ran a campaign this spring calling for students to request a refund for a small portion of Harvard University Health Services’ student insurance plan that goes toward funding abortions.

Harvard Lampoon Building
College

Students Criticize Harvard Lampoon for Anti-Semitic Image of Anne Frank

Hundreds of Harvard College students signed a petition denouncing the Harvard Lampoon, an undergraduate humor magazine, for its decision to publish an anti-Semitic Photoshopped image depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

Jonathan L. Walton Inauguration
Religion

Memorial Church Minister Jonathan Walton to Leave Harvard for Wake Forest Deanship

Jonathan L. Walton, the Minister of Memorial Church and a professor at Harvard Divinity School, will leave the University at the end of this academic year to serve as the next dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Walton announced Sunday.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Religion

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
Religion

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.

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