Category: School of Theology

Religion in America

October 21st, 2012 in 2012, Boston Public Radio, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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Callie Crossley speaks with Nancy Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University, and writer Jeff Sharlet to dissect a new Pew poll showing that 20% of Americans now identify as nonreligious…

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Pastor to become first black leader of Southern Baptists

June 15th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, USA Today 0 comments

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Baptist pastor Fred Luter Jr. once preached the Gospel through an amplifier on street corners in this city’s Lower 9th Ward…

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Remove the Bible from debate about same-sex marriage

May 24th, 2012 in 2012, Jennifer Wright Knust, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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Jennifer Wright Knust, School of Theology

Dear Christians, It is not holy to hate. It is not divine to discriminate. It is not sacred to segregate…

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Father Porter: Remembering the evil

May 13th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, Sun Chronicle 0 comments

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John Robitaille sits at his desk at the Larry Friedman Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, and looks back over a lifetime of achievement: starting several businesses, running on the Republican ticket for Rhode Island governor, inspiring students to innovate…

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Obama and gay marriage: The Golden Rule rules

May 10th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, USA Today 0 comments

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Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology

As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama’s sudden endorsement of same-sex marriage, one thing has become clear: The Golden Rule invoked by Obama to explain his change of heart is the closest thing Americans have to a common religious law, and that has important implications beyond the battle for gay rights…

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Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize

March 30th, 2012 in 2012, John Berthrong, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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John Berthrong, School of Theology

The Dalai Lama has won the Templeton Prize for exceptional contribution to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension by spreading his message of compassion worldwide”…

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Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize as more than ‘simple Buddhist monk’

March 29th, 2012 in 2012, Christian Science Monitor, John Berthrong, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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John Berthrong, School of Theology

He calls himself a “simple Buddhist monk.”…

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Protestant groups splinter over social issues

March 17th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

State Journal-Register
Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology

There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead…

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Pair pioneers ecology and religion program

February 28th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

Yale Daily News
John Berthrong, School of Theology

After spending four days by himself in the Mojave desert without access to food, Stephen Blackmer FES ’83 DIV ’12 found his calling…

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Are the mainline Protestant splinter churches a new Reformation or old news?

February 27th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, Washington Post 0 comments

Washington Post
Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology

There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead…

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