Lynch offers Religion Methods Website
Dec 5, 2011
University of Kent's Professor Gordon Lynch has launched a comprehensive web site focused on "Research Methods for the Study of Religion". Designed to help graduate students write research proposals, this site offers an overview of the field of Religious Studies
and appropriate methods to conduct empirical research.
The Future of Religion
Sept 15, 2010
Pan Patheos asked thought leaders from a variety of religious traditions to talk about the future of religion. Contributors include Huston Smith, Rodney Stark, Mark Noll, Alister McGrath, Martin E. Marty, Diana Butler Bass, and Reza Aslan. More.
Cox Addresses Future of Faith
Dec 28, 2009
Renowned Harvard Divinity theologian, Dr. Harvey Cox, evaluates various trajectories in the future of religion, including the desire to experience God beyond dogma, and the porous boundaries between Christianity and other faiths. He concludes by summarizing insights from his latest book, The Future of Faith and answering questions during this C-Span broadcast.
The Future of Religious Leadership
Sept 11, 2009
The Elijah Interfaith Institute of Jerusalem is conducting a survey this month, polling people on their atttitudes toward their religious leadership, both local and global. Those who take the 10 minute survey can request the results.
Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction?
Jan 8, 2007
English academics are organizing a scholarly conference on the visions of humanity in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction, July 1-3, 2008 at Mansfield College, Oxford, England. The Call for Papers requests creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the future of national, international, and global communities in these new states.
The Secular Society and its Enemies
Oct 3, 2007
The Center for Inquiry will host a major conference this Nov 9-11 in New York City to to address what it considers 'the alarming abandonment of Western secular values in a world increasingly mired in divisive religious strife and deadly sectarian battles.' Presenters will include author Christopher Hitchens, lawyer/author Alan Dershowitz, astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others.
Daffern forms Order of St. Thomas
Sep 13, 2007
Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern, Welsh educator, author and peace advocate, has formed a new Catholic and ecumenical and interfaith religious and philosophical order, dedicated to the reconciliation of science and spirituality, religious faith and reason.
The Next 25 Years of Law and Religion Issues
Sep 12, 2007
How will religious traditions influence law, politics, and society over the next 25 years? Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion will host a conference, October 24-26, 2007 to explore the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas and institutions.
Christ-like bin Laden image stirs debate
Aug 30, 2007
Artworks depicting Osama bin Laden in a Christ-like pose and a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in a burqa have caused a stir in Australia after they were showcased in a prestigious religious art competition. Photo:'Bearded Orientals: Making the Empire Cross' by Priscilla Bracks is a 'double vision' print that depicts both Jesus and bin Laden.
The Truth about Judas Iscariot
Jun 19, 2007
Recent discoveries of 'The Gospel of Judas' have spurred on intrigue into the 'lost disciple' of Jesus. Rabbi Moshe Dror reviews a new book 'The Truth about Judas Iscariot' by Dr. Yitzhaq Hayut-Man.