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Melissa Coles, MDiv candidate

Reflections from Clinical Pastoral Education at Massachusetts General Hospital

September 28, 2016

"Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half sorrow."

- Swedish proverb

On Wednesday, September 28, Melissa Coles, a Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School and resident at the Center for the Study of World Religions, presented "Reflections from Clinical Pastoral Education at Massachusetts General Hospital" during the CSWR residents' weekly café.

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Video: How We’ve Studied Religions at CSWR (1960– )

September 14, 2016

In this retrospective video, part of the Center’s celebration of the HDS bicentennial year, five professors and students with long relationships to the Center for the Study of World Religions discuss different eras in the Center’s history of studying religions: Peter Slater, professor emeritus, Toronto School of Theology and son of the founding director, Robert Slater; William Graham, Harvard professor of Islamic studies and former dean of Harvard Divinity School; Anne Monius, professor of Hindu studies at HDS; David Mozina, professor of Daoism and comparative theology at Boston College; Khytie Brown, PhD candidate in the Study of Religion, specializing in religion in the Caribbean region.

Hadel Jarada, PhD candidate

The Problem of Free Will

September 14, 2016

On Wednesday, September 14, Hadel Jarada, PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, presented on the problem of free will and the diverse stance and contribution of contemporary philosophy to the age-old issue.

Religion, Ecology, and Our Planetary Future

Religion, Ecology, and Our Planetary Future

August 29, 2016


Conference Dates: October 14-16, 2016

Conference speaker papers and short bios can be found for review here in dropbox.


The Center is pleased to announce that this conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series, and advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the 21st century. The conference will take place on October 14-16, 2016.