#UFreligion Blog

News & Upcoming Events: September 30, 2016

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presented its Fall 2016 Conference: Islam and Encounters with Secularism: Futural Openings on October 1, 2016, from 9:00am – 3:00pm in The Atrium – Ustler Hall. The conference featured the following speakers: Keynote speaker: Carrie Wickham, Professor of

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News & Upcoming Events: September 23, 2016

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presents their Fall 2016 Conference: Islam and Encounters with Secularism: Futural Openings on October 1, 2016, from 9:00am – 3:00pm in The Atrium – Ustler Hall. The conference address the issue of current perceptions about Islam and

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News & Upcoming Events: September 9, 2016

News and Upcoming Events The Department of Religion is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer on September 12-14, 2016. Dr. Schaefer will give a public lecture entitled “You Don’t Know What Pain Is: Animal Religion and the Violence of Confinement,” on September

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News & Upcoming Events: September 9, 2016

News and Upcoming Events The Department of Religion is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer on September 12-14, 2016. Dr. Schaefer will give a public lecture entitled “You Don’t Know What Pain Is: Animal Religion and the Violence of Confinement,” on September

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News & Upcoming Events: August 30, 2016

The Department of Religion is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer on September 12-14, 2016. Dr. Schaefer will give a public lecture entitled “You Don’t Know What Pain Is: Animal Religion and the Violence of Confinement,” on September 13, 2016 in Anderson

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Sexing Sacred Bodies

Bodies shape and are shaped by religious practice—they enact ritual, are fashioned to reflect religious identity, inspire and create devotional objects, and define boundaries of sacredness. How does the gender of such bodies shape experiences of the sacred, and how

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Can Catholics be friends with the Girl Scouts?

By Michaela Bisienere, a UF College of Journalism & Communications student Reproductive rights. Gay marriage. Transgender rights. The words themselves can set off audible alarm bells when uttered in the proximity of a Catholic Church. In February, Archbishop Robert Carlson

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Do Young Democrats Even Care About Religion?

The 2016 primaries have been full of religious rhetoric, be it pandering to a specific religious group or promoting fear of another. With this being the case, it can be expected to play a big role in the presidential election.

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A Week of Religion News Blogs

Religion matters. Religion news matters. Every single day a new religion headline hits the press — on blogs and online news agencies, television and in print. And so, there are serious matters to consider when it comes to reporting religion

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