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Social Sciences - Religions - 25.03.2016
Brussels suicide attacks 'shocking but not surprising,' Stanford experts say
Brussels suicide attacks ’shocking but not surprising,’ Stanford experts say
Inner-city neighborhood with links to suspects was known as a base for terrorists to launch attacks across Europe and beyond.

Religions - 24.03.2016
Most tweets following fall Paris attacks supported Islam, Muslims
The Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, sparked a massive global discussion on Twitter and other social media sites between those attacking and those defending Islam and Muslims.

Health - Religions - 24.03.2016
Islamophobia is a Public Health Issue
When I was 16, a Texas police officer pulled me over and said 'it's people like you that are ruining this country.

Administration - Religions - 23.03.2016
Clinton at Stanford: Global alliances key to ending terrorism
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, delivered a foreign policy speech at Stanford in which she urged greater U.S&period

Religions - Politics - 18.03.2016
An appeal to the world for peace
An appeal to the world for peace
High-ranking representatives of Christianity and Islam used a conference on religion at the University of Münster to issue a strongly worded appeal for peace, directed at countries and religious communities all over the world.

History / Archeology - Religions - 15.03.2016
Historian's new book tells neglected history of black gay men
Historian’s new book tells neglected history of black gay men
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Black gay men were largely missing in both black and gay history, so Kevin Mumford , who specializes in both, set out to tell their story.

Religions - Event - 12.03.2016
Apricot Pollination is Becoming More Difficult
Apricot Pollination is Becoming More Difficult
Professor Dötterl investigates how the successful crop outcome of the famous Wachau apricot comes about.

Philosophy - Religions - 10.03.2016
Hindu-Christian study earns Professor top honour
A Lancaster University Professor has been commended for his book which brings Indian and Western religious and philosophical ideas together.

Social Sciences - Religions - 10.03.2016

Religions - Art and Design - 10.03.2016
Virtual Florence: religious art is ’restored’ to its original setting
A team of experts has pieced together the architectural context of two treasures of Renaissance art in the National Gallery collection.

Religions - 10.03.2016
Religious prejudice, not racism, main driver of intolerance towards asylum seekers
Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a new University of Melbourne report released today.

Administration - Religions - 07.03.2016
Opinion: Why both sides are wrong in the counter-extremism debate
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies) discusses the Government's Prevent strategy and counter-extremism in Britain.

Religions - Event - 03.03.2016

Religions - Event - 29.02.2016
Is the "special relationship" coming to an end?
Is the "special relationship" coming to an end? News broadcaster Justin Webb and cross-bench peer Lord Renwick of Clifton are among the speakers examining the "special relationship" between the UK and the United States at a University of Sussex symposium.

Religions - 29.02.2016
Emotions, the church and the Oscars -- Berkeley goes to the movies
UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, an expert on the science of emotions, consulted on the Pixar movie  Inside Out , which took home the Oscar for best animated feature at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Religions - Social Sciences - 26.02.2016
Voice of love louder than voice of extremism
Violence in the name of God and religion often arises from the way human beings find their identity in groups, competing with one another out of sibling rivalry, but the voice of love should speak lou

Religions - 19.02.2016
Katharine Jefferts Schori named Stanford Baccalaureate speaker
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the Episcopal Church until November 2015, will serve as the 2016 Stanford Baccalaureate speaker on June 11.

Religions - Health - 18.02.2016
Scholars take multiple approaches to answer: What does it mean to enhance life?
A biologist-turned-theologian. A medical doctor with a passion for Islamic law. A professor of marketing seeking "wise consumers." Normally, these three scholars would have little reason to interact.

Religions - History / Archeology - 16.02.2016
Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion
People in the ancient world did not always believe in the gods, a new study suggests - casting doubt on the idea that religious belief is a "default setting" for humans. Early societies were far more capable than many since of containing atheism within the spectrum of what they considered normal Tim Whitmarsh Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world - raising considerable doubts about whether humans really are "wired" for religion - a new study suggests.

Religions - Economics / Business - 15.02.2016
"In Münster I learnt about the priesthood"
Prof. Leo O'Donovan, priest and former rector of Georgetown University in Washington DC, about the time he spent as a student in Münster and about Pope Francis It was at the invitation of the C

Religions - 12.02.2016
History Shows Us Why We Love Chocolate on Valentine’s Day
No other Western holiday is more closely identified with chocolate than Valentine's Day. The seasonal aisles in stores and supermarkets are filled with chocolate, and food companies spend vast sums of advertising dollars trying to persuade us to celebrate by consuming it in large quantities.

Religions - Social Sciences - 11.02.2016
Fear of divine retribution linked to spread of human civilisations
A new study published in the journal, Nature , tests the theory that communities are fair and cooperate with outsiders because of the fear of divine retribution. The researchers conducted games with people of different religions and ed them about their beliefs. They found the higher individuals rated their god as being moralistic, knowledgeable and punishing, the more likely they were to give money to strangers who shared their religious beliefs.

Religions - Event - 09.02.2016
The language and literature of chastity
In her debut book, Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson (Faculty of English) shows how deeply the Christian virtue of chastity was embedded into the culture of the early Stuart world.

Religions - 09.02.2016
Opinion: What will happen when the Pope meets the Patriarch?
John Pollard (Trinity Hall) discusses the relationship between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, and what the meeting between their two leaders may hold.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 04.02.2016
From the Bible to Yoko Ono: Chapter & Verse podcast spans universe of culture
From the Bible to Yoko Ono: Chapter & Verse podcast spans universe of culture
Scott Saul sees his new Chapter & Verse podcast , in which he's scholars and writers who are either based at the University of California, Berkeley, or coming through the Bay Area, as a way of br

Religions - Social Sciences - 03.02.2016
Male converts to Islam: landmark report examines conversion experience of British Muslims
The experiences of British male converts to Islam have been captured in a unique report launched today by the University of Cambridge.

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.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 07.01.2016
Book of extracts from French literature marks anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks
More than 100 students and academics from Oxford University have translated extracts from great French writers of the eighteenth century to demonstrate the importance of freedom and tolerance in French literature and thought.

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 - Law - 07.12.2015
King's Lawyer contributes to UK's 'New Settlement' for Religion and Belief
Civic institutions, laws and practices need to reflect the UK's less religious, more diverse society, according to Living with Difference , a report released today by the Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life (CORAB).

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 - History / Archeology - 20.11.2015
Solomon Schechter (1847-1915): a Jewish polymath with a gift for friendship
The Jewish scholar Solomon Schechter is best remembered for his work on the Cairo Geniza. A conference this Sunday will explore the wider impact of a man with an unquenchable thirst for learning.

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.
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