Spiritual and Religious

2021 Jul 07

Book Group: Esau McCaulley's Reading While Black

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jul 28 2021 .
5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Online

The Harvard Christian Alumni Society is hosting a weekly summer book group to discuss Esau McCaulley's "Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope." Alumni from all backgrounds are welcome to join. Please register for this event below and you will receive a Zoom link.

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2021 Jul 13

A More Perfect Union: Revealing Christ’s Love Across Political Divides

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Online

The Harvard Christian Alumni Society is hosting a conversation between Dr. Richard Parker, Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and cofounder of Mother Jones, and Carrie Lukas, President of the Independent Women's Forum and contributor to National Review. HCAS Secretary Jordan Monge Gandhi '12 will be moderating.

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2021 May 19

Public Reading of Scripture

12:00pm

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Zoom

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join us online. You do not need to be an HLS student, staff or faculty. Join when you can, leave when you must. You can be muted, your video can be turned off, you can be anonymous, and you can...

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2021 Apr 22

Ann Gleig: "Undoing Whiteness in American Buddhist Modernism"

5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Virtual

The fourth event in the Harvard Buddhist Community Buddhism and Race Speaker Series features Dr. Ann Gleig, associate professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida and author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019). This talk traces the ways in which whiteness has functioned and limited Buddhist modernist convert lineages in North America. It outlines key attempts by Buddhists of Color to expose and overcome such whiteness such as the pioneering work of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel from the Soto Zen lineage and Larry Yang...

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2021 Mar 24

Social Resilience, Hope, and Recognition in the New Gilded Age

1:00pm to 1:50pm

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Virtual

Presented by The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

In the context of COVID, growing inequality and political polarization, Dr. Lamont is writing a book that diagnoses some of the current challenges facing Americans and offers a way forward. Her work draws from survey data and interviews with boomers, Gen Zs, and leading “agents of change,” who are producing new narratives in entertainment, comedy, advocacy, religion...

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2021 Mar 24

Through Your Lens: Restorative Justice & Transforming Mass Incarceration

3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual

We will explore the roles we play as students, faculty, scholars of religion, staff, and members of the wider community in transforming mass incarceration and how restorative justice helps us to bring our full selves and our intersectional identities to this work. We will discuss the historical roots and contemporary implications of mass incarceration and our collective responsibility to address this crisis.

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2021 Mar 16

Duncan Ryūken Williams: "The Karma of a Nation: Racial Reparations from an Asian American Buddhist Perspective"

5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Virtual

Please join us for the third monthly event in the Harvard Buddhist Community's 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series. March's event features Professor Duncan Ryūken Williams. The forced removal and incarceration of over 125,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them Buddhists, in U.S. concentration camps during WWII began with the arrest of Buddhist priests even before the smoke had cleared at Pearl Harbor. The prewar surveillance of Buddhist temples and the making of registries that targeted Buddhist priests, unlike Christian ministers, as threats to national security was...

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2021 Mar 04

Sustaining Practices for Perilous Times

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 29 2021 .
5:00pm to 5:30pm

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Virtual

This series will feature Harvard chaplains, administrators, faculty, and staff offering insight into their personal spiritual practices. Each session will offer a chance to learn from a diversity of ways of creating and sustaining meaningful frameworks for living life in perilous times. Come every week or for a single session. Sessions take place Thursdays, from March 4 - April 29, from 5 - 5:30 EST. Want to know more? Check out the recordings from our...

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2021 Feb 18

Rhonda Magee: "Dismantling White Supremacy, Healing Humanity: The Dharma of Racial Justice"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Virtual

Please join us for the second monthly event in the Harvard Buddhist Community's 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series. February's event features Rhonda Magee. Rhonda’s talk, entitled “Dismantling White Supremacy, Healing Humanity: The Dharma of Racial Justice,” invites and offers a reconsideration of the...

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2021 Mar 11

The Importance of Religious and Cultural Literacy in a Cosmopolitan World with Dr. Ali Asani

5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Virtual

This is event is part of a series organized by the Dean of Students Office at Harvard Extension School. Common Knowledge: Promoting Inclusive & Intellectual ExchangeCommon Knowledge sessions aim to foster academic exploration and to spark curiosity among Harvard students by bringing students into conversation with those who represent diverse voices from across the University.

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2021 Feb 05

How to Fight Racism: Race & Faith Book Group

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 21 2021 .
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Virtual

Last semester we read Compassion & Conviction and found the conversation so fruitful, we wanted to keep it going....

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2021 Feb 11

Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference - B.L.A.C.K. (Black Liberation, Activism, Community, & Kinship)

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Feb. 11th 6pm-7:30pm EST

Feb. 12th 10:10am-7:05pm EST

Powered by Harambee: Students of African Descent at Harvard Divinity School The Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Fifth Annual Conference aims to create a safe and meaningful space for B.I.P.O.C. cultural-heritages and traditions of being and becoming. We will facilitate much-needed conversations around the global militarization of police and police brutality against Black and Brown folx across the African Diaspora. Participants will engage in high-performance dance,...

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2020 Nov 23

The Sustaining Practices for Perilous Times series 

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 14 2020 .
5:00pm to 5:30pm

5:00pm to 5:30pm
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5:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

Harvard University Chaplains and other members of the Harvard community offer insight into their personal, diverse, multi-modal spiritual practices - prayer, music, embodied and contemplative practices - that have sustained them and given them hope, energy and courage to press forward through these fractured and difficult days. Each week, two presenters of different faith traditions will offer a short (15-20 minute) description and example of their practice and resources to try the practice at home. 

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