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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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

AIDS and LGBT equality

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.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Misogyny and the Muslim woman

At The Atlantic, Max Fisher considers the sources of misogyny in the Middle East in light of recent conversations surrounding Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy piece on its prevalence across the region.

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Monday, April 30th, 2012

Mary’s voice

In the wake of controversy over the Vatican’s recent rebuke of American nuns’ activities and announcement of plans to reorganize the Leadership Council of Women Religious, Lisa Miller urges the Church to project Mary’s voice.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Sacred space in Sri Lanka

BBC news reports the ordered removal of a mosque in the central town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Cuba

Last week at The New Republic, Carlos Eire reviewed the Pope’s recent visit to Cuba.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012

Neuroscience and free will

Last month, The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a series of articles discussing “what science can and cannot tell us about free will.”

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ghosts in Antebellum America

At Religion in American History, John Turner, Professor of History at the University of Southern Alabama, reviews two books that evoke the ghosts of Antebellum America.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent

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.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Changing religious attitudes towards gay marriage

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.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

CFP: Irreligion, Secularism and Social Change

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.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“On Being” Buddhistipalian with Rosanne Cash

January 5, 2012’s episode of “On Being with Krista Tippet” is a conversation with Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, a singer-songwriter and author in her own right.

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Religion and the Harlem Renaissance

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.”

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

NDSP: December 1 deadline for Letters of Intent

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 religion@ssrc.org no later than 5:00PM EST on December 1, 2011.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The SSRC at the AAR annual meeting

The SSRC will host two sessions at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, to be held November 19-22 in San Francisco.

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

RFP: New Directions in the Study of Prayer

The Social Science Research Council recently announced the launch of a new project and grants program entitled “New Directions in the Study of Prayer.”

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