Harmonizing the Theology of the Past with the Realities of the Present
The task of answering the questions facing Islamic theology today cannot be met by those who have no attachment to their Islamic roots. It also cannot be accomplished by an individual alone.Read More →
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 →
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 →
On Disloyalty and Dual Loyalty: Is President Trump a Brandeisean Zionist?
Trump’s comment on Jews’ “great disloyalty” wasn’t accusing Jews of dual loyalty; in fact, he was suggesting Jews are not exercising dual loyalty enough.Read More →
CRISPR-Cas 9, Practical Wisdom, and Human Identity
Practical wisdom is not a panacea, but it may be an important alternative to the idea that all we need to do is apply fixed principles such as individual autonomy to ethical problems that are, at root, the same.Read More →
Catholic Conceptions of Personhood and Gene Editing
Understanding how the Catholic faith community navigates a path between fear of technological overreach and the pursuit of medical advances allows us to see the complexity of the relationship between human identity and genetic intervention.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.