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.
Taline Cox is a program assistant 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 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.