CURA Talk "Religions and Social Progress: Critical Assessments and Creative Partnerships”

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • Ends: 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A Work in Progress Conversation with Nancy Ammerman Lunch is provided with RSVP to by December 8th Can we hope for a better society? That is the animating question behind an ambitious project, the International Panel for Social Progress ( Inspired by Amartya Sen, the project is modeled on the Intercontinental Panel on Climate Change. It exists to "harness the competence of hundreds of experts about social issues" and to "deliver a report addressed to all social actors, movements, organizations, politicians, and decision-makers, in order to provide them with the best expertise on questions that bear on social change." The chapter on religion has been produced by Coordinating Lead Authors Grace Davie and Nancy Ammerman, working with Lead Authors Samia Hug, Lucian N. Leustean, Tarek Masoud, Suzanne Moon, Jacob K. Olupona, Vineeta Sinha, David A. Smilde, Linda Woodhead, Fenggang Yang, and Gina Zurlo. This Workshop is an opportunity to engage directly with this effort. The chapter is available for public comment at If you have difficulty accessing the chapter, contact Nancy for a copy (
Room 241, Department of Sociology