Salon has published an excerpt from a new book, How to Be Secular, where the author, Jacques Berlinerblau, diagnoses problematic connotations that have come to be associated with secularism in the United States and considers competing accounts of the history of the concept.Read the rest of American secularism.
Phillip Quintero is an Associate with the Communications and Editorial departments at the SSRC. He is a graduate of The New School for Social Research with a Master's degree in politics, and maintains an interest in social and political theory and philosophy. When not at the SSRC, he teaches cycling with Bike New York, and is an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design.
Posts by Phillip Quintero:
The New York Times reports on the atmosphere in Cairo today, after news came in that Mohamed Morsi is the winner of the presidential race in Egypt.Read the rest of Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins Egyptian election.
For Tricycle, an independent Buddhist publication, Linda Heuman reviews Robert Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution, highlighting the place Bellah gives to reason in the book.Read the rest of New review of Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution.
This Friday, June 15, The Duke Islamic Studies Center’s Transcultural Islam Project is co-hosting a panel discussion on the upcoming Egyptian run-off elections.Read the rest of Live online panel on Egypt elections.
Several news outlets have covered recent news of a settlement between the New York City Transit Authority and the United States Department of JusticeRead the rest of New York Transit settles over headwear discrimination.
Last Saturday, a regional political rally in the German city of Bonn turned violent as Salafists, followers of a conservative and literalist approach to Islam, fought with police protecting a political demonstration by the right-wing German group, Pro-North Rhine-Westphalia.Read the rest of Political and religious groups clash in Bonn.
The AAOIFI, a Bahrain-based regulatory body for Islamic financial institutions, announced that it will revise its guidelines.Read the rest of New guidelines are pending for Islamic financial industry.