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"A Political Theology of Climate Change."
April 9, 20155:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture by Professor Michael Northcott,University of Edinburgh

"Theology and the End of Doctrine"
April 22, 20153:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Panel presented by Christine Helmer, Professor of Religion, Department of Religious Studies Panelists: Sylvester Johnson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Religious Studies (Norhwestern University)Stephen Ray, Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Systematic Theology (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)Gary Saul Morson, Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities (Northwestern University)

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Noah Salomon
April 23, 201512:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: When the State is Everywhere:  Rethinking the Islamic Public Sphere Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman HurdSponsor: Equality, Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) ProgramCo-sponsors: Department of Political Science, Department of Religious Studies, Graduate Student Workshop in Religion & Global Politics Location: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm/lunch included Description:The series will bring together seven distinguished scholars with Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the interaction of law, religion, culture and politics in social, historical, political and legal contexts. Serving as a forum for reflection on theoretical, methodological, and critical issues in law and society, religion and diversity, and culture and politics in the US and globally, the series will traverse disciplinary boundaries to explore these questions drawing on insights from political science, law, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and history. The series will complement and contribute to discussions, teaching, and institution building in this field at Northwestern, including the Religion & Global Politics Certificate Program, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Robert Orsi’s graduate seminar “Religion and Modernity” (Winter 2015), and the Graduate Student Workshop on Religion & Global Politics led by Mona Oraby and Ariel Schwartz. Professor Alessandro Ferrari will be visiting Northwestern in fall 2014 as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, and Professor Vanja Savic will be in residence in the fall and winter quarters, also affiliated with BCICS.

"Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization"
April 29, 20153:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northwestern series on Prayer "Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization" Lecture by Deirde de la Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, University of Michigan An American apostolate born out of the Catholic Cold War, the Family Rosary Crusade was one of the first organizations of its kind to recognize and self-consciously deploy various media—including rallies, film, and television—as tools for the worldwide propagation of devotion to the Virgin Mary through rosary prayer. But what would happen when the “Crusades” took root and developed elsewhere? This talk will examine the history of the Rosary Crusades in the Philippines from the 1950s through the 1980s, paying particular attention to how Filipinos took up the mantle of mission, transforming Filipino Marian devotion and mass mediated religious culture in the islands.

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Jeremy Menchik
May 7, 201512:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: “Productive Intolerance: Godly Nationalism in Indonesia" Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman HurdSponsor: Equality, Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) ProgramCo-sponsors: Department of Political Science, Department of Religious Studies, Graduate Student Workshop in Religion & Global Politics Location: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm/lunch included Description:The series will bring together seven distinguished scholars with Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the interaction of law, religion, culture and politics in social, historical, political and legal contexts. Serving as a forum for reflection on theoretical, methodological, and critical issues in law and society, religion and diversity, and culture and politics in the US and globally, the series will traverse disciplinary boundaries to explore these questions drawing on insights from political science, law, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and history. The series will complement and contribute to discussions, teaching, and institution building in this field at Northwestern, including the Religion & Global Politics Certificate Program, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Robert Orsi’s graduate seminar “Religion and Modernity” (Winter 2015), and the Graduate Student Workshop on Religion & Global Politics led by Mona Oraby and Ariel Schwartz. Professor Alessandro Ferrari will be visiting Northwestern in fall 2014 as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, and Professor Vanja Savic will be in residence in the fall and winter quarters, also affiliated with BCICS.

University of Pisa Conference
May 19, 2015
Theme: Trials that Shook the World

University of Pisa Conference
May 20, 2015
Theme: Trials that Shook the World

Challenging the Motherland: Religion, Terrorism, and the Violence of non-Violence in Western China
May 27, 20153:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Department of Religous Studies invites you to EDMUND PERRY LECTURE "Challenging the Motherland: Religion, Terrorism, and the Violence of non-Violence in Western China" By Antonio Terrone, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan  More Details TBA

July 29, 2014