Several months ago, it seemed religion might be a notable factor in the 2012 presidential election.Read the rest of Religion and the election.
Grace Yukich is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University and a contributing editor at the The Immanent Frame. She is an editor in chief of Mobilizing Ideas, a scholarly blog publishing interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements, social change, and the public sphere hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame. From 2010-2011, she was the Religion & Public Life Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. She is currently working on a book on the intersections of religion, politics, and immigration in the New Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith pro-immigrant movement in the U.S.
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The scholarly blog Mobilizing Ideas recently posted an exchange on religion and activism that may interest readers. (Full disclosure: I am one of the Editors in Chief of Mobilizing Ideas, and I wrote one of the essays, so of course I think they are worth reading!) Mobilizing Ideas publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements, social [...]Read the rest of Essays on Religion and Contemporary Activism.
At the end of August, the two of us joined approximately 30 scholars from around the world in Antwerp, Belgium for the 2012 Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen (UCSIA) Religion, Culture and Society Summer School. UCSIA annually invites select early-career researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral) and senior scholars for a weeklong program designed to stimulate interdisciplinary and international discussion on a theme, this year’s being “secularism(s) and religion in society.”Read the rest of The secular as space, the secular as process: The 2012 UCSIA summer school.
One of the most exciting scientific discoveries in human history occurred earlier this week with the long-awaited confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson (or Higgs particle) by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).Read the rest of Believers tout Higgs boson discovery as evidence of God.
The past few months have been a wild ride for church-state issues in the U.S. The Hosanna-Tabor decision upheld the “ministerial exemption,” the Obama administration required Catholic hospitals to cover birth control for employees (and then, due to outcry, required insurance companies to cover the costs instead). And in New York City, February 12th marks [...]Read the rest of NYC religious groups vacate public schools and march in protest.
In its Room for Debate forum, The New York Times recently published a debate on the state of religious freedom in the United States.Read the rest of Debate on the state of U.S. religious freedom.
In the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, Elder Price sings about how he believes that “ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America” and “in 1978 God changed His mind about black people.”Read the rest of Mormon ad campaign and the 2012 election.
Where does the line lie between constitutional protection of religious exceptionalism and the need to enforce state laws ensuring fair treatment of employees?Read the rest of Regulating religion.
In The New York Times, Eliyahu Stern, assistant professor of Religious Studies and History at Yale, argues that current efforts to outlaw Shari‘a interfere with the ability of Muslims to govern their own communities. More importantly, perhaps, these efforts discriminate against a religious group using the same arguments often used to deny Jews full citizenship during Europe’s pastRead the rest of Arguing against anti-Shari‘a legislation.