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The Ecumenical Movement in Africa

A free virtual issue from the World Council of Churches journals At the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement and in the years of formation of the WCC, Africa was considered a “mission field” with little ecclesial identity of its own. Africa came onto the “ecumenical map” in the early years of independence of its … Continue reading

The Experimental Economics of Religion

The Journal of Economic Surveys has recently published a paper entitled The Experimental Economics of Religion, by Robert Hoffmann. This paper surveys the experimental economics approach to the study of religion. The field has a place in the context of the scientific study of religion generally and the social psychology of religion in particular, but … Continue reading

Scholarly Content on the Impact of 9/11

In the 10 years since the events of September 2001 a vast amount of scholarly research has been written on the impact of 9/11. Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to share with you this collection of free book and journal content, featuring over 20 book chapters and 185 journal articles from over 200 publications, spanning subjects across … Continue reading

From Jesus Music to Lady Gaga

It comes as no surprise that the nation’s capitol has continued down the partisan path, while offering lip service to ideological equanimity. These dichotomies appear to be, to some extent, simply part of the human experience. And when it comes to religion and politics nowhere are these dichotomies quite as salient. A poignant reminder of … Continue reading

Write for Religion Compass Exchanges

Are you a graduate student looking for an opportunity to write for a broad international audience? We want to hear from budding scholars who are looking for a chance to write about the phenomenon of religion for a popular blog, and who want to show how the ideas in religious studies can improve our understanding … Continue reading

COMMENT: Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

By Benedict Rogers (Reposted from one year ago. Extended version available here) Benedict Rogers is a writer and human rights campaigner with Christian Solidarity Worldwide based in London. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission. On 11 August 1947, Pakistan’s founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah spelled out his vision for … Continue reading

COMMENT: The Rhetoric of Right Wing Extremism Today

(Cross-posted in The Philosopher’s Eye) ‘Speaking with Forked Tongues: The Rhetoric of Right Wing Extremism Today’ – International Symposium Held at the University of Northampton Reads Between the Lines by Christian Egners On the 26th of June 2009 a one-day international symposium on the language of far-right movements was held at the University of Northampton. … Continue reading