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Secularism has many critics in the academy these days, but not all have given up on it. This is made abundantly clear in the recently published volume, Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy edited by Jean L. Cohen and Cécile Laborde.
The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Buffett Institute at Northwestern University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion, politics, and global affairs.
The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion has announced a postdoctoral fellowship in Public Theology. The position will be supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkeley Public Theology Program brings together a group of scholars from fields across the humanities and social sciences, with specializations in a […]
A session entitled "Spirits of Capitalism: Exploring Religion and Economy" will serve as an exploratory session for a potential new AAR program unit entitled "Religion and Economy."
As part of a joint project, Religion Dispatches contributing editor Austin Dacey has written a series of posts on The Immanent Frame's recent discussion on Christianity and human rights. The last in the series asks what is the true extent of Catholicism's contribution to the contemporary discourse of human rights.
Amidst growing tension between conservative factions in Washington, Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced his intention to resign from Congress in October, leading some to speculate on whether yesterday's remarks from Pope Francis played a role in Boehner's decision.
At Arc of the Universe, Daniel Philpott draws from the recent New York Times article, "ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape" and the earlier Atlantic article, "What ISIS Really Wants," to add to the long-running debate on the universality of religious freedom, and emphasizes the importance of political theology.