Candice Scharf is a consultant with the SSRC's program on Religion and Public Sphere. She is a Master’s graduate from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, where she majored in Global Affairs and specialized in International Relations. She has a great interest in religion’s effect on international affairs and completed her Master’s thesis on religion’s effect on Middle Eastern foreign policy.
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The Woodrow Wilson Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.Read the rest of Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
Recently, Religion News Service reported that President Obama had appointed the first Mormon member to his faith-based advisory council.Read the rest of Mormon appointed to White House faith-based advisory council.
In the most recent issue of Religion (subscription required), a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of religion, a number of TIF contributors reflect on the subject of this special issue, The Study of American Religion: Critical Reflections on Specialization.Read the rest of The study of American religions in Religion.
Recently, David Johnson, Web Editor at the Boston Review, interviewed Martha Nussbaum and discussed her new publication, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age.Read the rest of Martha Nussbaum on religion, tolerance, and feminism.
Recently, the President of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, made statements renouncing some of his organization’s beliefs, such as the ability to “cure” homosexuality by Christian prayer and psychotherapy.Read the rest of Exodus International renounces gay “cure”.
Charles Mathewes, of The American Interest, discusses the role of religion in evolutionary theory and analyzes two publications on this topic.Read the rest of Evolutionary theory and religion.
The Knight Program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is accepting applications until July 1st, for the Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and Public Life.Read the rest of Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and Public Life.
Last week in Myanmar, ethnic and religious clashes between majority-group Rakhine Buddhists and minority-group Rohingya Muslims left at least a dozen dead and thousands displaced.Read the rest of Ethno-religious clashes in Myanmar.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is currently accepting applications for the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF).Read the rest of Council on Foreign Relations fellowship.
This past week the Catholic church denounced Sister Margaret A. Farley, an American nun and professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School, for her book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.Read the rest of Sexuality and the Catholic Church.
Alison Parker, the Human Rights Watch U.S. Program Director, composed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, urging the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the NYPD’s surveillance and profiling of Muslims based solely on their religion.Read the rest of In defense of Muslim civil liberities.
In a recent article, Lin Noueihed and Terek Amara discuss the racism and fear of harassment Tunisian Jews have experienced since the overthrow of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.Read the rest of Tunisian Jews and the Arab Spring.
In a recent article, Libby A. Nelson discusses the role of faith in Catholic universities and puts forth the question, how Catholic are these institutions?Read the rest of Catholic doctrine and universities.
In a recent contribution to ASA Footnotes, Christian Smith explains why it is crucial for sociologists to take religion seriously, arguing that it is imperative for sociologists to overcome ignorance and bias when it comes to religion.Read the rest of In defense of the sociology of religion.
On April 2nd, Dallas District Court Judge Martin Hoffman ruled that it is legal to pray for God to harm someone as long as no one is actually threatened or harmed.Read the rest of Harmful prayer?.
The New York Review of Books’ blog recently posted a debate between women’s rights groups and Human Rights Watch entitled, Women and Islam: A Debate With Human Rights Watch.Read the rest of Human rights and the Arab Spring.
The Boston University School of Theology is seeking a Research Fellow in Congregational Studies for a three-year period, beginning June 1, 2012.Read the rest of Postdoc fellowship: New Circles of Learning for Engaged Scholars Studying Congregations.
This past Thursday, February 16th, Andy Newman reported for the New York Times that Judge Preska of the Federal District Court in Manhattan had issued a 10-day restraining order on the city’s ban of churches worshiping in public schools.Read the rest of Temporary restraining order on city’s ban.