Jon Levenson

All Diversities but One: Why American Universities Put Religion Aside

August 25, 2021
"For the way in which an educational institution thinks about religious groups and their distinctive worldviews touches upon the deeper issue of the nature and goals of education in general and upon the mission of individual educational institutions in particular," writes Professor Jon Levenson.
Diane L. Moore

HDS Partners with Boston Children's Museum to Explore Religious Literacy

April 30, 2020

Boston Children’s Museum has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to conduct research into religious identity and spirituality in the context of the public experience of the Museum. The grant is funding explorations into ways to improve understanding of religions and foster knowledge and respect for diverse religious beliefs.... Read more about HDS Partners with Boston Children's Museum to Explore Religious Literacy

Prospect High School student Colleen Standford

Religious Education Through New Eyes

July 30, 2018

Prospect High School social studies teacher John Camardella is wading into the intellectual unknown, all for the benefit of his students. The Illinois native and veteran educator recently threw out the playbook and, with the help of HDS's Religious Literacy project, completely redesigned the curriculum of his world religions elective.

Cornel West

Shining a Light on America’s ‘Spiritual Blackout’

December 4, 2017

Cornel West's  course, “American Democracy,” co-taught with Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, addressed the rise of inequality and nationalism in the United States through the lenses of class, race, and identity, and suggested ways to work for institutional change. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about the “escalating spiritual  blackout” in American politics, what can be done to counteract it, and the role that Harvard Divinity School can play.
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