The study—authored by Government Professor Robert D. Putnam and Chaeyoon Lim, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—found that the social experience of religious congregations promotes a sense of happiness and life satisfaction that is stronger than what religious activity alone fosters.
In his introduction of Ambassador Ahmed, Associate Director of the Harvard Islamic Studies Program Ali S. Asani ’77 said that the author is “combating this clash of ignorance by educating people.” In his lecture, Ahmed said that after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, he knew that “the gap which would open between Muslims and non-Muslims would not be easily closed.”
Divinity School students have contributed to developing the new program, bolstering the unique combination of public service and spiritual outreach.
In recognition of Veterans Day, a coalition of student groups sponsored a community service outing to a local nursing home, where undergraduates, veterans, and non-veterans spent yesterday afternoon.
Harvard Kennedy School professor, Robert D. Putnam, recently published an editorial claiming that conservative views have caused youth to turn away from the Evangelical Protestant church.