Jessica Polebaum is a contributing editor for The Immanent Frame and a J.D. candidate at Georgetown University. A former program and editorial associate at the Social Science Research Council, she holds a B.A. in religion from Middlebury College, where her undergraduate work culminated in a senior honors thesis on ijtihad---a concept from classical Islamic law---and its use in modern reform movements. Upon graduating in 2008, she received the Ann and Edward Meyers Religion Prize for exceptional ability in the understanding, expression, and integration of ideas in the area of religious studies.
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Earlier today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Hosanna-Tabor v. E.E.O.C., a case that brought into question the validity and boundaries of the “ministerial exception,” a legal doctrine that exempts religious organizations from the anti-discrimination standards of US employment law.Read the rest of Ministerial exception upheld.
The Religion Graduate Students’ Association of Columbia University is accepting proposals for its eighth annual conference, Pray, Kill, Eat: Relating to Animals across Religious Traditions. The conference will take place Friday, April 20, 2012, at Columbia, with keynote speakers Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago) and Kimberly C. Patton (Harvard Divinity School). Details below.Read the rest of CFP: “Pray, Kill, Eat”.
It snowed on Saturday throughout the American Northeast. Six weeks ahead of the official start of winter, it snowed on the hundreds of protesters camped out in lower Manhattan who have, for the past month and a half, given voice to growing popular anger over the state of our economic system.Read the rest of Is there a global ethic?.
Next Thursday, November 10, the the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the SSRC, and a range of other institutions will co-present a public event, “Paradigms for Peacebuilding: The Need for New Thinking,” in New York City.Read the rest of Paradigms for Peacebuilding.
Pléyade, a biannual journal of Political Science published by the Centro de Análisis e Investigación Política, has issued a call for papers and book reviews for an upcoming issue, “Sovereignty, Representation and Authority: Current Interpretations of Political Theology.”Read the rest of CFP: Sovereignty, Representation and Authority.
Ars Disputandi has recently published a collection of essays from the 2010 Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion titled Religion in the Public Sphere. Edited by Niek Brunsveld and Roger Trigg, the volume—available online and in print—includes contributions from Nicholas Wolterstorff (“Does Forgiveness Violate Justice?“) and Richard Amesbury (“Secular State, Religious Nation?“). In the introduction, Trigg writes.Read the rest of Philosophy of religion in the public sphere.
On the occasion of the Pope’s visit to Germany, Der Spiegel has conducted an interview with theologian Hans Kung, one-time colleague and longtime interlocutor of Benedict XVI, at the University of Tubingen. Kung, in his characteristic style, does not hold his tongue in his criticism of, what he believes to be, the rightward turn in the Catholic Church since John Paul II.Read the rest of Der Spiegel interview with Hans Kung.
The political theory graduate students of the Cornell Department of Government will host an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, “From Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship,” April 27-28, 2012. Find more information on the CFP here.Read the rest of CFP: From Tahrir to Wisconsin.