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Faith & Veritas™ '23

A rich community of faith, leveraging excellence in our expertise, faithfulness in our calling, integrity in our character, and love in our actions to address society’s needs.

Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottome, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and Learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisedome, Let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seeke it of him (Prov. 2:3)

Harvard’s “Rules and Precepts,” adopted in 1646

speakers

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Engage with a group of Christian world-renowned speakers on a variety of topics at Faith and VeritasTM’23.

  • Prof. Robert P. George

    McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University

    American legal scholar, political philosopher, and public intellectual, Robert P. George serves as the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. 

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  • Prof. Mary Ann Glendon

    Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Emerita

    Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law, emerita, at Harvard University, and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. She writes in the fields of human rights, comparative law, and political theory.

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  • Gary Haugen

    CEO of International Justice Mission

    Gary Haugen is CEO and founder of International Justice Mission. Gary has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero” – the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership.

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  • Dr. N. T. Wright

    Keynote Speaker
    Research Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews

    One of the world’s leading Bible scholars, Wright is currently Research Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

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  • Prof. Dehlia Umunna

    Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

    Dehlia Umunna is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), and the Faculty Deputy Director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), where she supervises third-year law students in their representation of adult and juvenile clients in criminal and juvenile proceedings in Massachusetts Courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court.

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  • Prof. Jack Goldsmith

    Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University

    Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a co-founder of Lawfare. Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.

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  • David A. French

    Senior editor of The Dispatch

    David French is the Senior editor of The Dispatch and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He is a former constitutional litigator and a past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. He is the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.

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schedule

Explore the Weekend’s Events

Select a date below to see the available scheduled sessions for each day. More details will be added – register today to be kept in the loop on schedule updates or check back at a future date.

Thursday, March 30

– Afternoon Registration –
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration

    Upon arrival, please stop by our welcome tables to pick up your badge.

– Evening Gathering –
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Great Hymns of the Faith: A Harvard-wide Worship Event

Join us for a night of vibrant praise and worship as a Harvard community on the first day of Faith & VeritasTM’23! This event is open to all Harvard affiliates (students, staff, faculty, and alumni).

Friday, March 31

– Prayer & Mass –
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Daily Prayer & Reading of Scripture*

    Morning devotions and Bible reading lead by students and faculty. This will be a time when alumni can worship, intercede, pray for one another, pray alone, or be prayed for by intercessors who have been praying over this event since late summer.

    *Optional Event.

  • 8:00 am Catholic Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church* Learn More

    St. Paul Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church located at 29 Mount Auburn Street near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Services are open to all.

    *Optional Event.

– Morning Session –
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am Faith for the Future: The State of the University

    Fireside chat with senior university officials.

– Keynote Session –
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Session

A conversation with one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, Dr. N.T. Wright.

– Afternoon Sessions –
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Plenary Sessions I

    Concurrent lectures from a selection of renowned speakers.

– Evening Event –
8:00 pm Special Evening Session

Details forthcoming.

Saturday, April 1

– PRAYER –
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Daily Prayer & Reading of Scripture*

    Morning devotions and Bible reading lead by students and faculty. This will be a time when alumni can worship, intercede, pray for one another, pray alone, or be prayed for by intercessors who have been praying over this event since late summer.

    *Optional Event.

– MORNING SESSION –
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am Celebrating Harvard-area Churches Learn More

    A time of honoring and blessing the local pastors & ministries whose faithfulness in preaching God’s word has sustained the life of believers at Harvard. The inaugural Moses Award will be presented to this year's honoree.
    Please note that this event is concurrent with the Plenary Sessions II.

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am Plenary Sessions II

    Concurrent lectures from a selection of renowned speakers.
    Please note that this event is concurrent with the Local Pastor Brunch Reception.

– Afternoon Sessions –
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm School-Specific Events

Faith and VeritasTM’23 school-specific tracks.

– Evening Event –
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday Evening Ticketed Reception* $150 Admission

Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration as a Harvard community, featuring Prof. Mary Ann Glendon. Food & beverage will be included. Tickets will be limited.

*Optional event.

Sunday, April 2

– Local Church Services –
  • 9:00 am Aletheia Church Learn More

    Sundays at 9:00am, 10:20am, and 11:40am at the Cambridge YMCA (820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA).

    5:30pm at the Courtyard Marriott in Boston (275 Tremont St, Boston, MA)

  • 12:00 pm Antioch Baptist Church Learn More

    Sundays at 12:00pm in Washburn Auditorium, Lesley University (10 Phillips Place Cambridge, MA 02138)

  • 10:30 am Antioch Church In Brighton Learn More

    Sundays at 10:30am, at Thomas Edison School (60 Glenmont Road Brighton, MA 02135)

  • 9:15 am Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC) Learn More

    Sundays at 9:15am (English), 11:15am in Josiah Quincy School's Auditorium (885 Washington St, Boston, MA)

    9:15am (Mandarin), 11:00am (Cantonese) at Main Church Sanctuary (249 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA)

  • 9:00 am Central Square Church Learn More

    Sundays at 9:00am and 1:30pm (234 Franklin Street Cambridge, MA 02139)

  • 10:30 am Church of the Cross Learn More

    Sundays at 10:30am (Meets at Boston Temple: 105 Jersey St. Boston 02215)

  • 10:30 am Citylife Presbyterian Church Learn More

    Sundays at 10:30am at Revere Hotel Boston Common 6th Floor (The Gallery) (200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA)

  • 9:15 am Grace Chapel Learn More

    Sundays at 9:15am and 11:00am, online livestream here.

  • 9:00 am Leon de Juda Learn More

    Sundays at 9:00am (English) and 12:00pm (Spanish) (20 Reed St Boston, MA 02118)

  • 8:30 am Pentecostal Tabernacle Learn More

    Sundays at 8:30am at 77 Columbia St. in Cambridge and 11:30am at 56 Magazine St. in Cambridge

  • 8:30 am Park Street Church Learn More

    Sundays at 8:30am, 11:00am, and 4:00pm (1 Park St, Boston, MA 02108)

  • 7:30 am St. Paul Parish Learn More

    Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:30am (Parish Adult Choir), 11:00am (St. Paul’s Choir of boys and men)
    29 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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Recommended Hotels

The following hotels are located just a walk, bus ride, or short drive from Harvard Yard. We recommend that you book accommodations for 3/30 – 4/2 in order to experience all of the Faith and VeritasTM ’23 events.

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