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Religions - Social Sciences - 18.01.2016
Why ‘no religion’ is the new religion
A majority of white British people now identify as having 'no religion', a new YouGov survey, carried out by Lancaster University researchers, has revealed. But we are not becoming secular - only a quarter of us are confident there is no God, and most 'nones' are not atheists. Of the adult population as a whole, 46% now identify as having no religion (nones) and 44% with Christianity.

History / Archeology - Religions - 08.01.2016
Life in the aftermath
Life in the aftermath
In 1919, an Istanbul resident named Hayganush Mark did something remarkable: She started a magazine.

Religions - Physics - 07.01.2016
Saudi Arabia and Iran: U of’T experts explain the situation
With the execution of prominent critic and Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Jan 2, Saudi Arabia has triggered a renewed escalation of the Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in the Middle East.

Religions - Social Sciences - 07.01.2016
Religious Beliefs Don’t Always Lead to Violence
From the Christian Crusades to the Paris attacks, countless conflicts and acts of violence have been claimed to be the result of differing religious beliefs. These faith-based opinions are thought to motivate aggressive behavior because of how they encourage group loyalty or spin ideologies that devalue the lives of non-believers.

History / Archeology - Religions - 05.01.2016
Comment: Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them
Dr Charles West, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, suggests five remarkable royal burials that present puzzles worthy of attention.

Religions - 23.12.2015
Five secret stories of Jesus’s birth
The Gospels in the New Testament only tell part of the story of how the earliest Christians envisioned Jesus's birth.

Religions - Social Sciences - 23.12.2015
UCLA faculty voice: When Muslims admired the West and were admired back
A journal written by an Iranian student studying in early 1800s London shows the shared learning between Muslims and their hosts Nile Green Courtesy of Nile Green A sketch from Nile Green's book "The

Religions - History / Archeology - 21.12.2015
Comment: What did Jesus really look like?
Meredith J C Warren, Lecturer in Biblical and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield, comments on what Jesus may have looked like.

Religions - History / Archeology - 21.12.2015
Professor speaks to international media regarding biases against Catholics
Associate Professor of History Justin Nordstrom teaches a class at Penn State Hazleton. Nordstrom has been quoted in national and international media, drawing parallels between current anti-Islam sentiment and anti-Catholicism a century ago.

Religions - Mechanical Engineering - 15.12.2015
Class creates online ’soundscape’ of Cornell
Alyssa Kirsch, left, Jonathan Karseh and Leah DeWitt, all students in a "Sound, Silence and the Sacred" class visit the Laboratory of Ornithology to tour the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

Religions - 11.12.2015

Religions - Philosophy - 08.12.2015
Culture wars, Christianity at heart of UW political scientist Mark Smith's book 'Secular Faith'
Culture wars, Christianity at heart of UW political scientist Mark Smith’s book ’Secular Faith’
Mark A. Smith is a University of Washington professor of political science and adjunct professor of comparative religion.

Religions - 07.12.2015
U.S. Senate report on CIA torture flawed on several fronts, Stanford scholar says
Stanford political scientist Amy Zegart says the U.S. Senate's 2014 summary report on alleged CIA torture and interrogation during the "war on terror" contains errors and weaknesses that only served to weaken its ultimate influence.

Religions - Economics / Business - 07.12.2015
Remember Restraint As We Plan to Respond To Brussels Attack
The Islamic State group has unleashed a new set of coordinated terrorist attacks in the heart of Europe and seeks to provoke deeper fear, hatred and militarization.

Religions - Administration - 03.12.2015
Opinion: Governments should turn to academics for advice on radicalisation, religion and security
Tristram Riley-Smith (Department of Politics and International Studies) discusses how universities and academics can add insight and depth to national security decisions.

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.12.2015
Global Christian attitudes towards transgenderism "softening", study suggests
A mapping exercise examining the positions of major Christian denominations on transgender identities suggests that a growing number of Churches around the world are taking an inclusive approach towards trans people and communities. The ministry and marriage of transgender Christians has as often been grudgingly accepted as positively embraced, mostly within the last decade, and frequently in the face of significant unease of internal opposition.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 01.12.2015

Art and Design - Religions - 27.11.2015
Reformation ’recycling’ may have saved rare painting from destruction
A rare medieval painting depicting Judas' betrayal of Christ may have survived destruction at the hands of 16th century iconoclasts after being 'recycled' to list the Ten Commandments instead.

Religions - Law - 18.11.2015
Paris attacks represent strategic shift by Islamic State group, Stanford experts say
Paris attacks represent strategic shift by Islamic State group, Stanford experts say
Stanford terrorism experts say Islamic State attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global, apocalyptic war with the West.

Religions - 17.11.2015
Launching new Lund University Press
Launching new Lund University Press
The scholarly book isn't dead. Researchers have long been under pressure to publish articles rather than monographs, but complex issues call for a larger format than the article provides.

Religions - Economics / Business - 11.11.2015
Opinion: ’Vati-leaks 2’ scandal hinders attempts by Pope Francis to reform Catholic HQ
John Pollard (Faculty of History) discusses the latest book exposing battles for power and misbehaviour in the Vatican.

Social Sciences - Religions - 11.11.2015
23 November: Salzburger Lecture
23 November: Salzburger Lecture "Noble fashion labels do not protect against inhuman production." with Gisela Burckhardt
The author and journalist Gisela Burckhard talks with Renata Schmidtkunz (Ö1) and Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (DER STANDARD) on Bangladesh's garment factories and the brutal working conditions.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 10.11.2015
'Gods and Scholars' brings religious artifacts to light
Just because Cornell University is nonsectarian doesn't mean its founders objected to the discussion, practice or study of religion.

Social Sciences - Religions - 10.11.2015
Book Presentation at the University Library Salzburg
Book Presentation at the University Library Salzburg
On 03 November, 2015, the book presentation "Kräuterkunst & Knochensäge. Medizin am Hof der Salzburger Barockfürsten"by Christoph Brand Huber and Edith Tutsch-Bauer will take place in the large auditorium of the University of Salzburg.

Religions - History / Archeology - 08.11.2015
A conflict of Biblical proportions: How the Bible was used to turn the First World War into a Holy War
The significance of the Bible in the war, and anti-war efforts, of both Allied and Central powers in the First World War are to be examined in a new research project, which will document ways in which

Religions - 02.11.2015
Penn Panel Reflects on the 2005 Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Marking the 10-year anniversary of the largest of three grand jury reports, a panel hosted by the University of Pennsylvania 's Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society reflected on t

Religions - Event - 01.11.2015

Administration - Religions - 29.10.2015
University research into faith relations commended by Archbishop of Canterbury
Recommendations to improve relations between faith groups and local government planning systems supported An academic from the University's School of Planning and Geography has co-authored a policy briefing that has been commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Religions - Event - 29.10.2015
Developmental Policy Hochschulwochen
Developmental Policy Hochschulwochen
"FUTURE DEVELOPMENT". The 15th meeting of Developmental Policies for Higher Educuation Institutions will take place at the University of Salzburg from 4 to 27 November, 2015.

Religions - Social Sciences - 28.10.2015
12 November: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
12 November: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series "Inclusion/E xclusion - Current Social Dynamics"
in the Winter Semester 2015/16 on Thursdays from 17:15 to 18:45 in HS Anna Bahr-Mildenburg (Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg, EC).

Religions - 28.10.2015
Lecture Series on
Lecture Series on "Politics, History and Culture"
Every Thursday, from 17:00 to 19:00, in Hörsaal 381 at Rudolfskai 42, a number of lectures on "Politics, History and Culture in Austria in the 20th and 21st Centuries" will be presented in English.

History / Archeology - Religions - 27.10.2015
The Great Pumpkin: The UCLA history of Halloween
Seven out of 10 Americans will be celebrating Halloween this Saturday, spending just under $7 billion on candy, decorations, costumes and greeting cards, with $350 million of this bonanza going toward the purchase of pet costumes, according to a survey by the National Federation of Retailers.

Religions - 26.10.2015
Speaker: Religious revival may solve racial injustice
With the recent incidents in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charleston, racial injustice again has come to the forefront as one of the country's major issues.

History / Archeology - Religions - 23.10.2015
Dan Diner to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Freie Universität on November 12
Historian Diner Recognized for Studies on the Epistemic Significance of Jewish Life Worlds for Understanding Modernity The historian Dan Diner is being granted an honorary doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin.

Administration - Religions - 19.10.2015
Winter Semester 15/16: 451 participants at the University 55-Plus
Winter Semester 15/16: 451 participants at the University 55-Plus
As of 4 November, the University 55-PLUS had a total of 451 people enrolled for the winter semester 15/16.

Philosophy - Religions - 07.10.2015
Collaborative research project to examine sources of happiness and personal fulfillment
A new research project at the University of Chicago and University of South Carolina will bring together scholars from different fields to study the factors that bring about deep happiness and a sense of meaning in one's life.

Religions - Pedagogy - 06.10.2015
1001 Courage Cushions for Refugee Children - Photo Documentary in the Unipark
1001 Courage Cushions for Refugee Children - Photo Documentary in the Unipark
It began with a small idea... early September kindergarten teacher Ute Präauer and costume and set designer Sigrid Wurzinger, brought to life the Mutpolster Project.

Religions - History / Archeology - 29.09.2015
Priests found spiritual satisfaction by serving nuns, Stanford medieval historian says
Priests found spiritual satisfaction by serving nuns, Stanford medieval historian says
A study of medieval texts and imagery by Stanford history Professor Fiona Griffiths counters commonly held beliefs about misogynistic practices in medieval Europe.

Religions - Social Sciences - 22.09.2015
Pope’s Visit to Mexico Will Bring Different Messages
Papal visits have long been momentous political and religious occasions in Mexico. They have been so ever since John Paul II made his triumphal 1979 visit into a virtual plebiscite on Mexico's decaying one-party regime.

Religions - 21.09.2015
The papal visit that changed Cuba
This story is part three in a three-part series on the pope's upcoming visit to the U.S. and Cuba.

Religions - Administration - 21.09.2015
Package tour to Mecca? How the Hajj became an essential part of the British calendar
This week, millions of Muslims make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj.

Religions - Administration - 18.09.2015
Decisiveness and patience: how to defeat ISIS
Decisive military action and a more patient strategy of 'aggressive containment' were just two of the differing approaches suggested to deal with the global threat of ISIS and violent extremism made by an expert panel at King's College London last night.

Religions - History / Archeology - 15.09.2015
Historian discovers diary of Russia's wartime ambassador to Britain
The climate in Stalin's Russia in the 1930s and 1940s dissuaded Soviet officials from writing about what went on in the corridors of power.

Religions - Social Sciences - 15.09.2015
Pope’s visit likely to make US politicians squirm
FACULTY Q&A Pope Francis will visit the U.S. for the first time Sept. 22-27.

Religions - Art and Design - 14.09.2015
Measuring the sound of angels singing
UCLA professor Sharon Gerstel studies how Byzantine-era churches enhanced the performance of liturgical chants Mike Fricano Sharon Gerstel/UCLA To test UCLA professor Sharon Gerstel's idea that churc

Religions - History / Archeology - 09.09.2015
Stanford scholar casts new light on Hindu-Muslim relations
Stanford religious historian Audrey Truschke uncovers a surprising cultural alliance between Muslim and Hindu elites in early Sanskrit texts.
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