The Evolution of Eyes
On the last day of the program, Haya convinced Meilin to try on one of her outfits and then wear it to class.Read More →
Excess of Love in the “Oasis of Peace”
Right here in the midst of exile and displacement out of Burundi’s violence, an oasis of peace at a time of desolation, joy in the midst of loss and hatred, a banquet of good food, wine, music, and dance—a celebration of the victory of love over hatred.Read More →
Côte d’Ivoire’s Working Definition of Gender Empowers and Excludes
Although Côte d’Ivoire embraces gender equality concerns, the state concept of gender does not include the LGBTQ community and focuses mainly on closing the gender gap between men and women.Read More →
Particular and Capacious? A Reflection on Identity and Solidarity
Do particular national experiences and historical locations constrain or broaden one’s ethical commitments?Read More →
Pluralism, Secularism, and Anti/Philo-Semitism
How can Poland, one of the most ethnically, denominationally, and religiously homogenous nation-states in the world, counter the empirical absence of ethnic, racial, and religious plurality to meet the modern political goals of pluralism and multi-culturalism?Read More →
Religious Nationalism and Right Wing Populism: Trumpism and Beyond
Of course, not all religious conservatives feel attracted to the populist message. Which do? Religious nationalists.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 →
The 2018 Fashion Exhibit at New York’s Met: Revealing Catholics to Themselves
The collection offers Catholics a chance to see themselves anew in a contemporary context of spiritual, sexual, and gender fluidity.Read More →
Modernity as Theater of the Absurd
The embassy ceremony in Jerusalem embodied the merging of the cynical, ideological, and eschatological as well as Islamophobia (orientalism), Zionism, and antisemitism.Read More →
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.
Muslim HumanitiesThe humanities since the nineteenth century have investigated language, music, art, literature, theology, and poetry. Muslims have long been participants in these rich intellectual traditions, as majorities or minorities in the past and present.
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.
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.