Religious Studies NEWS

Father Desbois on Genocide, Activism and Hope

"Genocide is public," said renowned Holocaust researcher and human rights activist Father Patrick Desbois, who reflected on his experiences in documenting long-hidden Nazi atrocities, during the Farash Lecture at Hobart and William Smith. "It's not secret - it happens in the middle of daylight. Children go to school. People don't change their lives." In his lecture, "Holocaust by Bullets," Desboi...  More >>

Islamic Fashion Show and Indonesian Dance

The upcoming student-led Islamic Fashion Show will bring together members of the Hobart and William Smith community and beyond to celebrate an evening of Islamic cultural heritage through authentic clothing and traditional dance. The fashion show, which will also feature a segment dedicated to Indonesian dance, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling...  More >>

Curry '75 Begins Ministry as Presiding Episcopal Bishop

A liturgy at the Washington National Cathedral marked the beginning of the nine-year term of the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry '75 as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States on Sunday, Nov. 1. The service was streamed live. On Saturday, Oct. 31, an 11 a.m. vigil celebration at the D.C. Armory, hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, honored Curry's installation...  More >>

The March 2016 Info Sessions Announced

Information sessions for participation in The March: Bearing Witness to Hope trip -- a biannual student leadership program and mission to Germany and Poland -- will be held on the HWS campus in November. Led by Holocaust scholars and Holocaust survivors who play an integral part in the program as they travel and engage with trip participants, The March 2016 is scheduled from May 16 to 25. Approxi...  More >>

Farash Scholar Desbois on ‘60 Minutes'

An international leader in advancing Catholic-Jewish relations, fighting anti-Semitism and Holocaust research, Father Patrick Desbois, who recently visited HWS as a Farash Scholar to discuss his life's work, will be featured on the acclaimed CBS news program, "60 Minutes," on Sunday, Oct. 4. The show airs at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Check local listings. A Roman Catholic priest and consultan...  More >>

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