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Khalil Abdur-Rashid
College

‘Spiritually Stimulating’: Harvard Students Embark on First Umrah Trip in Four Years

Thirty-two Muslim Harvard undergraduates embarked on the University’s second Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, over winter break — one of two religious pilgrimages within the Muslim faith.

University Hall
College

Dean of Students Office Reaffirms Independence of Harvard Undergraduate Association

Representatives from the DSO reaffirmed the independence of the Harvard Undergraduate Association amid controversies surrounding the student government’s early months.

Harvard Yard
College

Queer Students Hold ‘Dissenting’ Display During Harvard College Faith and Action Event

Donning rainbow colors, a group of LGBTQ+ undergraduates attended a Friday evening Harvard College Faith and Action event to counter a message portrayed by the speaker that many of them deemed homophobic.

Memorial Church
Religion

Faith and Life Forum Returns at Harvard’s Memorial Church

At Memorial Church’s first Faith and Life Forum of the semester on Sunday, Minister Matthew I. Potts commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Lowell House
College

Harvard Student Body President Draws Criticism for Defending Previously Sanctioned Campus Christian Group

Harvard Undergraduate Association co-president LyLena D. Estabine ’24 has drawn criticism from some students for her public defense of Harvard College Faith and Action, a Christian campus group that was previously sanctioned for pushing out a leader who was in a same-sex relationship.

Matthew Ichihashi Potts Memorial Church Minister
On Campus

Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.

Harvard Catholic Student Center
Student Life

‘A Great Time to Reflect’: Back In Person, Students Observe Lent at Harvard

Lent observances are underway on campus, and students are making the most of being back in person.

Memorial Church
College

Campus Faith Groups Adapt Programming Amid Another Pandemic-Era Semester

Student leaders of campus faith groups said they have faced difficulty adapting to the whims of a pandemic over the past two years, but expressed hope for the prospects of a return to normalcy.

Quincy Kosher Lunch
House Life

HUDS Pilots Hot Kosher Lunch Options in Quincy House

Harvard University Dining Services will offer a hot kosher lunch option upon request in Quincy House, starting Wednesday.

Greg Epstien
Religion

Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein Elected President of University Chaplains’ Organization

Humanist Chaplain Greg M. Epstein will serve as the president of the Organization of Harvard University Chaplains after being selected by more than 30 other chaplains of different faiths.

Covid Empty Campus Yard
College

Harvard Chaplains Reflect On A Year of Religious Life in the Pandemic

Before the pandemic struck, Harvard’s religious groups would physically gather to worship, study scripture, perform service work, and enjoy food in each other’s company.

Canaday E
Religious Groups

Canaday E

The basement of Canaday E houses a prayer space for Muslim students.

Shielded candle
Student Groups

Sikhs and Companions Hold Vigil for Sikhs Killed in Indianapolis Shooting

Sikhs and Companions of Harvard hosted a vigil Sunday night to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, in which four of the eight victims of the attack were Sikh.

Gehrke Memorial
College

Religious Groups Keep Faith During Pandemic, Remote Academic Year

As the College approaches the first anniversary of sending students home due to the pandemic, students said they have adopted new ways to practice their faith in the Covid-19 era, including attending reduced-capacity services, convening for religious conversations over Zoom, and seeking support from Harvard chaplains.

Harvard Catholic Student Center
Central Administration

Breach at Software Company May Have Compromised Harvard Affiliates' Demographic Data

A data breach at Blackbaud — the maker of a software the University uses for fundraising and donor engagement — may have put Harvard affiliates’ demographic data at risk.

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