Theology and Contingency in a Modern World
How did medieval mercantile society define and value different bodies? And how did these norms lead to different religious legal rulings?Read More →
Layering Patterns of Authority
Any discussion of patterns and practices of authority within communities in Cameroon must take into account the relations of authority, intended or unintended, between these communities and outside actors, especially with the state, the humanitarian world of nongovernmental organizations, and with members of our research team.Read More →
Beyond ‘Hearsay’ Or: Hearing and Learning to Say ‘Assalamu Alaikum’
Growing up in New York City after September 11, 2001, the narratives about Islam that were shared with me my entire life were ones of extremism and terrorism. It became apparent that my perception of Muslims up until this point had all been hearsay.Read More →
Border-Crossers: Interrogating Boundaries through Bodies
What we can infer from this panel is that the political, racial, and religious markers which compose borders are also etched and negotiated on the bodies of the marginalized others as ‘border-crossers.’Read More →
Sustainable Resources: Reimagining Our Relationship with the Earth
In the age of the anthropocene—climate change brought about by human actions—religious traditions can offer vital resources for reimagining a sustainable relationship between humans, other animals, and the earth.Read More →
Welcoming Complexity Together
Religion and flourishing at the 2018 inaugural conference for the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.Read More →
Madrasa Discourses Equip Tomorrow’s Islamic Scholars with Scientific Literacy
The Madrasa Discourses project connects madrasa graduates with the scientific and philosophical questions traditional madrasas often skip.Read More →
The Shabbat Massacre Is Not Merely About Religion
The Shabbat massacre is not only a hate crime. It is also the latest expression of racialized Christian construction of boundaries.Read More →
2018 World Cup and Multicultural Belgium
It is precisely this absence of a unified national project that allows for a triumphant recuperation of national symbols by ethnic minorities.Read More →
Madrasa DiscoursesA conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity that are essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.
Science and the Human PersonRapid advances in science and technology are raising fundamental questions about human life, flourishing, suffering, and death. These and other ethical questions at the intersection of science and the human person have a global character, encompassing all of humanity.
Reexamining Religion and ModernitiesAddressing resurgent populism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia in Euro-America requires integrating diverse approaches to the study of religion and modernity with insights from the critical study of race, nationalism, and peace.
Global Migration and the New CosmopolitanismThe global expansion of migration over the past two generations has ushered in major social and economic changes, as well as profound ethical challenges concerning how citizens are to coexist in pluralistic societies.