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New Working Paper on Modernity and Virtue

April 27th, 2016 in Events at CURA, Uncategorized

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.

International Religious Freedom: Toward a Model of Transatlantic Cooperation

October 2nd, 2015 in Conference, Professor News, Uncategorized

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.

CURA researcher Ahmet Tekelioglu

January 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized

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.

Ahmet with Murat Bilici, a Master of Islamic Studies candidate at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), pictured inside the key GTU member instituion Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) on Berkeley's "Holly Hill."

Ahmet with Murat Bilici, a Master of Islamic Studies candidate at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), pictured inside the key GTU member institution, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) on Berkeley’s “Holy Hill.”

Professor Hefner addressed students and faculty at Zaytuna College, in Berkeley, California in an event entitled, "Islamic ethics, law, and subjectivity: The challenge of religious diversity and coexistence in in a pluralist age." To his left are Dr. Mahan Mirza, Dean of Faculty at Zaytuna College, and Imam Zaid Shakir,  senior faculty member and co-founder of Zaytuna College.

Professor Hefner addressed students and faculty at Zaytuna College, in Berkeley, California in an event entitled, “Islamic ethics, law, and subjectivity: The challenge of religious diversity and coexistence in in a pluralist age.” To his left are Dr. Mahan Mirza, Dean of Faculty at Zaytuna College, and Imam Zaid Shakir, senior faculty member and co-founder of Zaytuna College.

Ahmet Selim with imam Tahir Anwar, religious Director of South Bay Islamic Association, one of the largest mosques in San Jose, CA

Ahmet Selim with imam Tahir Anwar, religious Director of South Bay Islamic Association, one of the largest mosques in San Jose, CA

Dan Philpott Speaks on Reconciliation and Justice

February 6th, 2014 in Blog, Events at CURA, Uncategorized

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.

 

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Visiting Scholars CURA

October 2nd, 2013 in Uncategorized

Last week Indonesian Fulbright scholars visited CURA to meet with Dr. and Professor Adeney-Risakotta.

You can find information on the Visiting Scholars at CURA this year here.

Indonesian Fulbright Scholars with Bernie and Farsijana

Indonesian Fulbright Scholars with Bernie and Farsijana