In her contribution to the SSRC's web forum following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Kay Deaux wrote.
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There is more than one kind of Occidentalistby Ruth Braunstein
Akeel Bilgrami responds to his critics at 3 Quarks Daily.
September 11 and the struggle for Islamby Jonathan VanAntwerpen
In his contribution to a web forum organized by the SSRC immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Robert W. Hefner wrote.
A religious war?by Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Today at The Daily Dish, Andrew Sullivan writes: 9/11 was a call, in my mind, to defend the Enlightenment from the nihilistic forces of murderous theocratic fanaticism.
The politics of secularism in international relationsby Laura Duane
From an interview with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd on her book, The Politics of Secularism in International Relations.
The religious undercurrents of Muslim economic grievancesby Ruth Braunstein
In his contribution to a web forum organized by the SSRC immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Timur Kuran wrote.
Among the unbelieversby Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Gregor McLennan reviews Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, in the New Left Review (subscription required).
Saad Eddin Ibrahim to speak at NYUby Ruth Braunstein
Saad Eddin Ibrahim, the Egyptian-American sociologist and human rights activist, cannot return to his home in Egypt, for fear of arrest and imprisonment. In the meantime, Ibrahim has been traveling extensively to promote his vision of democracy and human rights. One of his next stops is New York University, where he will discuss Secularism, Religion, and Human Rights with SSRC President Craig Calhoun. [...]
Introducing The Immanent Frameby Jonathan VanAntwerpen
On the shelves for only a handful of weeks, Charles Taylor's A Secular Age is already receiving at least some of the attention it well deserves. The book has been reviewed in the pages of The Economist and The Wall Street Journal, and two short excerpts were recently published in Commonweal. Taylor's massive tome---it's just shy of 880 pages long---was even held aloft and glossed earlier this month by a young denizen of youtube. [...]