Taline Cox

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.

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Politics and the “People’s Pope”

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 […]

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Habemus Papam: Pope Francis Roundup

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.

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Where are the women priests?

With the new announcement that women will now be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military, Mary E. Hunt, at Religion Dispatches, compares women’s changing roles in the military to their roles in the Catholic Church.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Understanding “nones”

In a new article for Religion Dispatches, Elizabeth Drescher, responds to a piece by Katherine Stewart and attempts to clarify some of the discrepancies and difficulties in finding an accurate term to describe religious “nones.”

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Monday, November 19th, 2012

New School Center for Public Scholarship: Conference on giving

On December 6, 7, and 8, 2012, the New School is hosting the 28th Social Research Conference: Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

NDSP grantees announced

New Directions in the Study of Prayer (NDSP), project and grants program of the SSRC, has selected twenty-eight grantees to pursue innovative research on practices of prayer.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Documentary project on the faith of New York City

Faith in the Five Boroughs is a documentary film project that focuses on the religious lives of New York City immigrants.

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Call for Applications: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has recently announced a call for fellowship applications.

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Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Does the afterlife exist?

Last week, The John Templeton Foundation awarded a professor at the University of California, Riverside a $5 million dollar grant to study the afterlife.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012

Religion and the Olympics

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.

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