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Picture of Laura Anne Thompson, PhD Candidate in Religion and Anthropology.

Blasphemy Cases in Post-Arab-Spring Tunisia (2011-2013)

October 26, 2016

On October 26th, CSWR resident Laura Thompson presented on archival research relating to her larger dissertation project, which looks at a series of blasphemy cases in post-Arab-Spring Tunisia (2011-2013). Laura framed her talk by asking residents to consider the purchase of "semiotic ideologies" (Webb Keane's term) and "moral injury" (Saba Mahmood's term), two terms used to understand some Muslims' anger in the wake of the Danish cartoon and Charlie Hebdo controversies.

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.