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Video: Walking Through the Twilight: A Visual Exploration of Contemporary Jewish Anti-Occupation Activism

April 22, 2022

Walking Through the Twilight is a photographic exploration of American Jewish activism in solidarity with Palestinians against the Israeli military occupation. The project explores the interplay between Jewish religious identity and activism, discussing issues of identity, faith, and action.

 

Explore the project online at www.walkingthroughthetwilight.com 

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Video: Decolonize Now: A Conversation about Radical Imagination and Justice in Israel/Palestine

April 22, 2022

Since the signing of Oslo, or the Declaration of Principles, in 1993, the question of Palestine has been rammed into the constricting paradigms of statehood and diplomatic negotiations. The peace process framework not only eschewed the consequential dimension of power from the question of Palestine but limited its possible futures by reducing it to a matter of, at best, equitable partitions. This conversation aimed to peel back those debilitating frameworks to consider how other approaches like anti-racism, feminism, and anti-imperialism could help overcome restrictive binaries and lead...

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RPL Spring Newsletter

April 21, 2022

Dear RPL Community, 

The glorious arrival of spring coincides with the cumulation of Religion and Public Life’s first full year at HDS. Amid the hectic flurry of these final weeks, we are celebrating months of powerful connection, learning, and collaboration. ...

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Bears Ears is Listening: We Are Still Here and the Land is Calling Us Back

April 19, 2022

Bears Ears is Listening: We Are Still Here and the Land is Calling Us Back 

 

Thursday, April 28th 1-2:00 pm EST | Zoom

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Cynthia Wilson, (RPL Native and Indigenous Rights Fellow) and Angelo Baca (Cultural Resources Coordinator for Utah Diné Bikéyah) will speak from their experience as Indigenous community organizers helping to secure the protection of Bears Ears National Monument.... Read more about Bears Ears is Listening: We Are Still Here and the Land is Calling Us Back

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Understanding Climate Through Stories: Teresa Cavazos Cohn, RPL 2021–22 Climate Change Fellow 

April 18, 2022
Written by Natalie Cherie Campbell  

Teresa Cavazos Cohn: RPL Climate Change Fellow

Religion and Public Life’s first Climate Change Fellow, Teresa Cavazos Cohn, says that working with the Religion and Public Life (RPL) community is a real opportunity. She shares,

“RPL has proven to be a creative space in terms of my own thinking. For example, RPL is helping me think about diverse, global audiences in relation to climate in new and dynamic ways that are quite energizing.”... Read more about Understanding Climate Through Stories: Teresa Cavazos Cohn, RPL 2021–22 Climate Change Fellow 

Master of Religion and Public Life, MRPL Final Presentations 2022 with headshots of ten MRPL candidates

Announcing Public MRPL Final Presentations

April 12, 2022
 
Harvard Divinity School Religion and Public Life, Master of Religion and Public Life Final Presentations 2022
 
Join us in witnessing and celebrating the inaugural cohort of Master of Religion and Public Life candidates as they present their final projects that engage the complexity of religion within their vocations. The final project is shaped in consultation with Dr. Diane L. Moore, the faculty instructor of the Religion and Public Life Seminar, MRPL candidate peers in the seminar, and the students' faculty advisor. MRPL candidates promote a robust and capacious understanding of the power of religion in human experience and contemporary global affairs.... Read more about Announcing Public MRPL Final Presentations
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RPL in the News: "Divinity School Hosts Conversation on Peace and Power in Palestine"

April 11, 2022
Harvard Crimson writer Kenny Gu covers Religion and Public Life's Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative (RCPI) Fellow Noura Erakat's event, “Decolonize Now: A Conversation about Radical Imagination and Justice in Israel/Palestine."
 
Ganz kicked off the discussion by questioning how people mobilize around their struggles. He responded to his own question by referring to the teachings of the Protestant theologian Walter Brueggemann, who wrote about the relationship between criticality and hope.
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Video: A Home for the Human Spirit: Cultural Activism and the Moral Imagination in the Inherit Art Project

April 8, 2022

This presentation chronicled the evolution of the collaborative art exhibition, "Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine." The exhibition, featuring works of artists from the African Diasporic and Palestinian exilic communities, attempts to gesture towards some commentary about both the universality and specificity of conversations ranging from human rights, human dignity, and artistic production-as-a practice of resistance. Follow the Inherit exhibition on Instagram @inherit_exhibit22. This event took place on March 29, 2022.

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