Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

February 4th, 2016

New blog on religion in the public sphere

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In late January, a new blog on the role of religion in the public sphere was launched: Religion: Going Public.

March 21st, 2011

Our Values

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Our Values is a new blog published by the Michigan Institute for Social Research and featuring the writing of sociologist Wayne Baker. Its purpose is “to show that civil discussion is possible about the values and ethics that shape our lives—even when stark conflicts arise over core issues.” Each week, Baker discusses a different theme in-depth, with a special emphasis placed on reader feedback.

February 25th, 2011

States of Devotion, a brand new blog

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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU has recently launched States of Devotion, a trilingual blog serving as “an interactive forum for news, analysis and opinion-making about religion and politics in the Americas.”

February 16th, 2011

An historic expression of synergy and resistance

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In The NationSaba Mahmood weighs in on the factors that facilitated the historic events recently witnessed in Egypt, and the tasks that lie ahead now that Mubarak has been removed from power.

February 9th, 2011

The road to Tahrir

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While the uprising in Egypt caught most observers of the Middle East off guard, it did not come out of the blue. The seeds of this spectacular mobilization had been sown as far back as the early 2000s and had been carefully cultivated by activists from across the political spectrum, many of these working online via Facebook, twitter, and within the Egyptian blogosphere. Working within these media, activists began to forge a new political language, one that cut across the institutional barriers that had until then polarized Egypt’s political terrain, between more Islamicly-oriented currents (most prominent among them, the Muslim Brotherhood) and secular-liberal ones.

December 1st, 2010

Shari’a, Family, and Democracy

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Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, M. Christian Green, and John Witte, Jr., principal investigators of an SSRC-funded project “Shari’a, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond,” have unveiled a new blog that will address the central issues that animate their research.

November 17th, 2010

New blog on religion and modernity

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Contending Modernities, a research initiative of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has launched a new blog, featuring essays by Margot BadranDaniel Madigan, S.J., Vincent Rogeau, and Scott Appleby, as well as video and information on the project’s upcoming launch events in New York City.

September 29th, 2010

Lessons learned from academic blogging

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At Religion in American History, Edward J. Blum reflects on how blogging may influence a junior scholar’s career, for better or for worse, and raises several important questions that we have also been puzzling about here at The Immanent Frame. In his piece, he draws on his own experiences as well as anecdotal evidence, and lays out his reservations about the academic blogging enterprise.

August 31st, 2010

Understanding Jewlicious

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David Abitbol, co-creater of Jewlicious, discusses the origins and intentions of his blog with The Jerusalem Post.

August 24th, 2010

3QD Philosophy Prize

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3 Quarks Daily is now accepting nominations for its second annual prize for the best blog writing in philosophy, to be judged by Akeel Bilgrami.

August 3rd, 2010

Reflections on Mormon feminism

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The editors of Scholaristas—a new blog on women’s religious history—have launched, as their inaugural forum, a discussion of the 1971 “Pink Issue” of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Now approaching its fortieth anniversary, the publication of that issue “marked the beginning of a resurgence of Mormon feminism and an increased interest in women’s history.

April 30th, 2010

Religion in the American West: a new blog

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The American Academy of Religion’s Seminar on Religion in the American West has recently launched a group blog.

March 16th, 2010

New media and the reshaping of religious practice

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As older forms of communication begin to cede their exclusive hold on the public’s attention, it becomes all the more urgent to ask what newer forms stand to offer and what challenges they pose, not least because these burgeoning media are modifying and adapting themselves at unprecedented rates. In this context, a newly released SSRC report explores the “new landscape of the religion blogosphere,” mapping out its contours, presenting the voices of some of its bloggers, and asking what new possibilities blogging might represent for public and academic conversations about religion. In conjunction with the release of this report, we asked a number of bloggers, journalists, and scholars how blogs and new media have altered academic and public discussions of religion. Now, we ask another group of thinkers: how are new media—from blogs and social networking sites to mobile technologies and other forms of digital connection—shaping and reshaping the practice of religion?

March 2nd, 2010

The new landscape of the religion blogosphere

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It’s no longer news that digital media are changing how knowledge is produced and disseminated, and how people relate to one another more broadly. This is so in the case of religion as much as any other. As older forms of communication begin to cede their exclusive hold on the public’s attention, it becomes all the more urgent to ask what newer forms stand to offer and what challenges they pose, not least because these burgeoning media are modifying and adapting themselves at unprecedented rates. In this context, a newly released SSRC report explores the “new landscape of the religion blogosphere,” mapping out its contours, presenting the voices of some of its bloggers, and asking what new possibilities blogging might represent for public and academic conversations about religion. In conjunction with the release of this report, we’ve asked a number of bloggers, journalists and scholars: how are blogs and new media changing both academic and public discussions of religion?

February 25th, 2010

Religion at The Huffington Post

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Launching the new Religion section at The Huffington Post, to be edited by Paul Raushenbush, Arianna Huffington sets the tone for a courteous dialogue, “HuffPost style.”

January 26th, 2010

Pope: blog for God

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Philip Pullella of Reuters reports that, for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Communications, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged clergy to take up the challenge of new media.

November 5th, 2009

Rock and theology

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At the Rock and Theology blog, scholars explore “the relationship between ’secular’ rock and ’sacred’ theology, and related matters of faith and culture today.” As part of a larger project on this topic, Tom Beaudoin takes to the blog to reflect on interconnections between culture, music and theology.