Tag: Religion

Summer Presentations from UF Religion

Just because it is the summer term does not mean the faculty and graduate students of the Department of Religion at UF are taking a break. Far from it! Our faculty and students are conducting fieldwork, exploring archives, learning languages,

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Teaching Hinduism and Caribbean Religions in North Carolina

The graduate program in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida is designed to prepare students for careers for careers in academia, within government institutions, non-governmental organizations, and various forms of advocacy work. We believe our five tracks of

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Religion & Power in Côte d’Ivoire

In an increasingly interconnected world, religion continues to play a critical role in the lives of individuals and their relations to society. Processes of colonialism, migration, and globalization have shaped and have been shaped by religion, leading scholars and public

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Religion in the News: February 16, 2018

Religion unites. Religion divides. Religion takes part in peace. Religion plays a part in violence. Religion is neither wholly positive, despite the prognostications of some evangelists. Nor is religion wholly negative, despite the prognostications of certain evangelists. Religion is. The

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Religion in the News: October 27, 2017

For this week’s Religion in the News stories we wanted to explore a variety of perspectives on the academic study of religion, perspectives on the field, and research within it. Here are the articles we found below: Can Evangelicals and

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Religion in the News: October 6, 2017

  This week’s Religion in the News stories emphasize not only the diversity of religious experiences, positions, and practices, but also address how religious individuals, and institutions, are reacting to modern technology, communication, travel, and social issues: On this kenyan

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Summer Students Explore Non-Western Healing Practices

RELIGION, MEDICINE AND HEALING (REL 3098/ ANT 3930) Professor Robin M. Wright (ONLINE) This course is dedicated to the study of non-Western healers and medicine in relation to various religious traditions around the globe. The most important themes we shall

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Religion Reporters Thrive With The People’s Pope

By Tonia Borsellino In the past year, His Holiness Pope Francis traveled to the United States, Africa and Mexico. The media was right there behind him. They followed his every move, documenting it closely. One reporter quipped that he would

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