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Religion Compass September 2011 Issue – now available

The latest issue of Religion Compass is available on Wiley Online Library Christianity Keswick and the East African Revival: An Historiographical Reappraisal (pages 477–489) Jason Bruner Pentecostal Theology: Retrospect and Prospect (pages 490–500) Christopher A. Stephenson Indian Traditions Jainism: Key Themes (pages 501–510) Jeffery Long Islam Salvation and the ‘Other’ in Islamic Thought: The Contemporary … Continue reading

Vision Statement for the Indian Traditions Section

Here at Religion Compass, we’re delighted to announce the recent appointment of Meena Khandelwal as co-editor of our Indian Traditions section. Meena will be joining Maya Warrier as they both set about commissioning several new state-of-the-art articles every year on themes of most concern and interest to students and researchers in the area. Below, Maya … 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

NEWS: Burmese and Tibetan Monks Meet

A group of Burmese Buddhist monks arrived in Dharamsala, India this week to meet with Tibetan monks and share information on their similar struggles for democracy. The Burmese monks brought with them a documentary that shows the 2007 monk-led protests in Myanmar and the subsequent government crack down. Myanmar’s military dictatorship has been keeping the … Continue reading

Religion Compass July Issue – now available

The July issue of Religion Compass is now available here! This month, we’ve published our largest issue to date: 18 high-quality articles surveying the most recent literature in the field of religious studies! We are also delighted to announce the publication of our first video article: Changing Status in India’s Marginal Music Communities Zoe Sherinian … Continue reading

NEWS: Tibetan Monks take Science Classes

The integration of science and religion is important to His Holiness the Dalai Lama–so much so that he requested a team of scientists and professors from Emory University to come to Dharamsala, India, where he and many of his followers are living in exile, to teach them the basics (and not so basics) of Western … Continue reading

NEWS: Tragedy strikes Hindu Temple

At least 150 people are feared dead in a stampede at the Naina Devi Temple in Chandigarh, India. The temple, which is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, was a focus for pilgrims celebrating the festival of Shravan Navratas. More detail from the BBC

PODCAST: Joint History Compass / Religion Compass podcast available now: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam

This free podcast offers a discussion between Yoav Di-Capua, co-editor of the Middle & Near East section of History Compass, and Tamara Sonn, Editor-in-Chief of Religion Compass and History Compass author. Here they skillfully examine Tamara’s article: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam This succinct and engaging podcast explores common misconceptions about political actors from the … Continue reading