What is the “religious left” and what are its prospects for responding to the current moment of authoritarian populism? The short essays in this forum will probe the meaning, history, and relevance of movements and actors that may be grouped together under the label of a religious left, i.e., progressive political movements rooted in religion.
The SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere Program, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, will host a Religion and the Public Sphere Summer Institute for Early-Career Scholars. This week-long institute will take place in July 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The goal of the 2020 Summer Institute is to bring together early-career scholars conducting research on, or beginning new projects on, the ways in which religion intersects with two critical public issues: social justice movements and environmental crises.
The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholars for two projects: Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism and Democracy in a Post-Truth Era; and Beyond Secularization: Religion, Science and Technology in Public Life. The deadline for completed applications for both positions is December 31, 2019.