A working group on "international relations and religion," convened by Michael Desch and Daniel Philpott, recently released released a detailed report.
Jonathan VanAntwerpen is program director for theology at the Henry Luce Foundation. Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-editor of a series of books on secularism, religion, and public life, including Habermas and Religion (Polity, 2013), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU Press, 2012), The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2010). VanAntwerpen was the founding director of the SSRC's program on religion and the public sphere, and in 2007 he worked with others to launch The Immanent Frame, serving for several years as editor-in-chief.
The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University is co-sponsoring a conference later this week on "credulity."
Our proposal for the creation of a new program unit on “Secularisms and Secularities” within the American Academy of Religion…
Peter Manseau reviews Robert Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution.
Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, a "pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America" by John Lardas…
Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics [video].
Mohammed Bamyeh: "Never has a revolution that seemed so lacking in prospects gathered momentum so quickly and so unexpectedly."
Marc Lynch responds to protests across the Arab world.
At Notes from the Social Field, Ernesto Castañeda reflects on President Obama's rhetorical performance in the aftermath of the shootings in…