Check out our latest paper in the ongoing Luce Foundation funded series, “Working Papers on Key Issues in Religion and World Affairs” We have a paper from Melani McAlister, Associate Professor of American Studies & International Affairs, George Washington University. Its called Homosexuality and Humanitarianism: The case of Rick Warren in Africa, and follows a talk she gave at CURA in September. Click here to find her paper.
The working papers are flooding in as we finish up our grant with the Henry R. Luce Foundation. Our latest is from Richard B. Miller, scholar of religion and ethics, of the University of Chicago. You can read his paper entitled “Normativity and Social Criticism in the Study of Religion” here.
Check out our paper series sponsored by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Our new entry is from Professor James Laidlaw of Cambridge University. Laidlaw is a professor of social anthropology and this work is looking at how people can be both modern and virtuous. Click here to read his new work.
Funded by a generous donation to CURA, Peter L. Berger will be speaking at Georgetown University next week, with response from David Brooks, NY Times columnist. For more information, here is the event page.
Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu is a Research Fellow for the Public Ethics and Citizenship in Plural Societies research cluster of Contending Modernities program, funded by CURA and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame. Ahmet carried out research in Boston, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles over the last 2 years. The following photos are from Bob Hefner and Ahmet’s follow-up visit to the San Francisco Bay Area in November 2014.
On January 30, Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Notre Dame University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, spoke to a packed seminar audience on “Reconciliation in Politics: How Religion is Reshaping the Global Conversation about Justice. ” The presentation was lively, touching on issues raised in Dan’s much-acclaimed 2012 book, Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation. Both the book and Dan’s talk compare the relative merits of secular and religious discourses in promoting reconciliation and a sustainable “operating consensus” in the aftermath of civil war, genocide, and political authoritarianism.
Last week Indonesian Fulbright scholars visited CURA to meet with Dr. and Professor Adeney-Risakotta.