Last Friday, Politico Magazine published an article on Pope Francis, his approval ratings, and ways that our President could learn from His Holiness’ example. Pope Francis was elected to the Papacy on March 13, 2013. Ten months later, we’ve begun to get a more detailed understanding of the man who is now, in some circles, being referred […]Read the rest of Politics and the “People’s Pope”.
Taline Cox is a program associate for the SSRC program on Religion and the Public Sphere. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in History with a focus on American Cold War studies and spent several months post-graduation working with UNESCO in Dakar, Senegal before coming to work at the Council.
Posts by Taline Cox:
On March 13, 2013, after five rounds of voting, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as pope, making him the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the first non-European pope in modern times, and the first from the Jesuit order. In this post, we round up a range of reactions to the selection of the new pope—both within the English-language press and across Latin America.Read the rest of Habemus Papam: Pope Francis Roundup.
On December 6, 7, and 8, 2012, the New School is hosting the 28th Social Research Conference: Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers.Read the rest of New School Center for Public Scholarship: Conference on giving.
Faith in the Five Boroughs is a documentary film project that focuses on the religious lives of New York City immigrants.Read the rest of Documentary project on the faith of New York City.
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has recently announced a call for fellowship applications.Read the rest of Call for Applications: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are set to begin tonight with the Opening Ceremonies, and many different news outlets are taking a deeper look at how the Olympics have dealt with religion.Read the rest of Religion and the Olympics.
In honor of the International AIDS Conference that will take place in Washington, D.C. later this month, Diane Winston, a member of the SSRC New Directions in the Study of Prayer Advisory Committee) contributed an essay to Religion Dispatches on the change in mainstream attitudes towards the LGBT community in response to the AIDS epidemic.Read the rest of AIDS and LGBT equality.
Last week at The New Republic, Carlos Eire reviewed the Pope’s recent visit to Cuba.Read the rest of Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Cuba.
Lila Abu-Lughod and Anumpama Rao—editors of Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent, a special issue of SocialDifference-Online—sat down for a conversation with the editors of Jadaliyya.Read the rest of Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent.
On February 7, 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s 2008 Proposition 8- a referendum banning same-sex marriage- violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law and was therefore unconstitutional.Read the rest of Changing religious attitudes towards gay marriage.
The Religious Studies Project has disseminated a Call for Papers on behalf of Per Smith in the hope of creating a group within the American Academy of Religion yearly program that discusses topics such as irreligion, nonreligion, and secularism.Read the rest of CFP: Irreligion, Secularism and Social Change.
In honor of Black History Month, Rethinking Religion, a radio series associated with Columbia University’s Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, will air a two-hour special entitled “The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race.”Read the rest of Religion and the Harlem Renaissance.
The deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to New Directions in the Study of Prayer (NDSP), a new project and grants program of the SSRC, is almost here! Applicants must submit Letters of Intent and supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00PM EST on December 1, 2011.Read the rest of NDSP: December 1 deadline for Letters of Intent.
The Social Science Research Council recently announced the launch of a new project and grants program entitled “New Directions in the Study of Prayer.”Read the rest of RFP: New Directions in the Study of Prayer.