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Economics / Business - Religions - 18.03.2015
The economic roots of independence movements
Ivan Rajic's interest in the economic roots of independence movements is based on his personal experience of growing up in Belgrade.

Religions - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.03.2015
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
The Bishop of Manchester is set to open The Playing God Film Series on Thursday 5 March. This unique film series, which is the first of its kind, will focus on the roles of science and religion in movies.

Religions - History / Archeology - 03.03.2015
Stanford fellow delves into archival materials that shed new light on the early days of Islam
Stanford fellow delves into archival materials that shed new light on the early days of Islam
Humanities Center fellow and historian of Islam Fred Donner builds on his theories about the diverse religious origins of Islam through an intensive study and translation of previously neglected or unknown documents from the seventh century.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 03.03.2015
Translation reveals real life in the Hasidic world in Poland
Translation reveals real life in the Hasidic world in Poland
Menashe Unger started life as a good 19th-century Polish Hasidic Jew, the youngest son of a revered rabbi, and received rabbinic ordination at the age of 17 - then he turned his back on the religious world to attend university and join the Labor Zionist movement.

Social Sciences - Religions - 27.02.2015
Gender perspectives in Puerto Rican childhood education
FACULTY Q&A For the last few weeks, Puerto Rico's streets have seen protesters for and against the incorporation of 'perspectivas de género' or gender perspectives in the public schools' curriculum.

Religions - Pedagogy - 25.02.2015
Understanding faith, teaching evolution not mutually exclusive
While this may help ease anxiety if religious issues come up in class discussions and talks with concerned parents, it is ultimately knowledge of the science of evolution that will provide biology teachers with the confidence for effective science instruction.

Religions - 20.02.2015
Stanford expert calls for national security strategy toward failed states
Stanford scholar and former U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry says that U.S. military intervention should be the exception, not the norm, toward failed states like Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Religions - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2015
Darwin meets the Exorcist in unique film series
Darwin meets the Exorcist in unique film series
A unique film series which is the first of its kind opens in Manchester next month focusing on the roles of science and religion in movies.

Religions - Social Sciences - 18.02.2015
European Muslims face new challenges post-Charlie Hebdo
European Muslims face new challenges post-Charlie Hebdo
In the aftermath of the attacks that left 17 dead in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, in a kosher grocery store and in the streets of Paris, relations between Muslim immigrants and European host countries have become increasingly strained.

Religions - 17.02.2015
Ex-MI6 Chief: Our values are under threat
'Western Europe will not find a partner of values and morals in Vladimir Putin', said Sir John Sawers, former Chief of MI6 in his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at King's College London.

Religions - Administration - 16.02.2015
Exhibition shows how Christians, Muslims, Jews created vibrant society in medieval Cairo
A new exhibition at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum will offer a glimpse into everyday life in a lively, multicultural city in ancient Egypt.

Religions - 05.02.2015
From one extreme to the next?
The threat to peace posed by the Islamic State group has been described as "unprecedented in the modern age", yet research on the rise and fall of an extremist group in 1980s Lebanon suggests that we may have seen this all before.

Religions - Social Sciences - 04.02.2015
Muslim women in Canada have high levels of equality, researchers say
"The idea that Muslims hold values that make it difficult for them to integrate into Canadian society is misguided," says Jeff Reitz A landmark study on gender equality among religious minorities in

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.02.2015
Can the Revolution in Kurdish Syria succeed?
We can but hope, argue sociologist Dr Jeff Miley and Gates Scholar Johanna Riha, who here summarise some of their observations following a recent field visit to Rojava in northern Syria, and give a brief overview of the political and social ideologies underpinning the Kurdish revolution.

Religions - 02.02.2015
'Surrounded by turmoil' - The UAE post Arab Spring
The United Arab Emirates security is seriously challenged by the conflict with extremist groups in its neighbouring countries, the son of the Emir of Abu Dhabi told an audience at King's College London on 28th January.

Religions - Politics - 23.01.2015
British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others
In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders.

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.01.2015
Expert adviser: how I played the historical guessing game of adapting Wolf Hall
Dr Catherine Fletcher from the University of Sheffield's Department of History comments on her role as advisor to the BBC's forthcoming version of Wolf Hall.

Religions - 19.01.2015
Jewish Museum London's first crowd-sourced exhibition opens
What does Love mean to you? Don't miss the Jewish Museum London's first crowd-sourced exhibition featuring everyday objects, historic artefacts and works of art inspired by love.

Religions - 08.01.2015
The right response to a deadly assault on free speech
'Attack on Freedom'; 'La Liberté assassinée'. Headlines like those in The Times and Le Figaro proclaim that the commando-style attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday was an attack on free speech itself.

Religions - History / Archeology - 06.01.2015
New archive from Jewish Babylonian exile released
In a major contribution to Biblical and Mesopotamian studies, the first extra-biblical archive from the exiled Judean community in Babylonia in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. has been published as part of a series edited by Cornell professor David I. Owen.

Health - Religions - 23.12.2014
Classicist Fontaine on the Roman way of curing mental illness
Classicist Fontaine on the Roman way of curing mental illness
For Michael Fontaine, Latin and the ancient world are alive and profoundly relevant today. To him, Latin is and should be a spoken language: At Cornell, he teaches classes in Latin, having learned to speak it years ago from a papal secretary.

Religions - Administration - 19.12.2014
The Tunisian Presidential Election: Five Questions with Professor Alfred Stepan
Alfred Stepan has been called the democracy whisperer. As the Wallace Sayre Professor of Government, he's been watching, advising and studying government and democracy for over 40 years.

Religions - Social Sciences - 18.12.2014
Religious Studies at Lancaster ranked top in UK for research impact
Research in Religious Studies at Lancaster University has been ranked as having the biggest impact on culture and society in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Social Sciences - Religions - 16.12.2014
Spirituality shaped through culture, according to Stanford anthropologist
Buddhism, symbolized by this reclining Buddha in Wat Phra That Hariphunchai temple, Thailand, inspires a different set of spiritual experiences than evangelical Christianity, according to Stanford anthropology Professor Tanya Luhrmann. (Jedsada Kiatpornmongkol / Shutterstock ) Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann finds that social, bodily and cultural contexts shape and give meaning to spiritual experiences.

Religions - Social Sciences - 12.12.2014
Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians
Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign polic

Economics / Business - Religions - 10.12.2014
Syria: The view from Moscow
QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.

Religions - 03.12.2014
Stanford scholar explores how Indian folk music fuses devotional with political
Stanford scholar explores how Indian folk music fuses devotional with political
In the first-ever ethnography of Hindu nationalism and music, Stanford music Professor Anna Schultz examines an Indian performance medium embedded with nationalist political messages.

Religions - 01.12.2014
Desert sound as a shaper of religious identity
Interpreting auditory imagery in a text is as challenging as understanding visual references. Near Eastern studies professor Kim Haines-Eitzen explores how natural desert sounds influenced monastic texts, from tropes like the wind as God's voice to demons sounding like thunder.

Mathematics - Religions - 30.11.2014
The lady of the longitude
In 1714, the British Parliament offered large rewards for finding longitude at sea. Men around the world submitted schemes but only one woman, Jane Squire, published a proposal her own name.

Health - Religions - 27.11.2014
Before you go ... are you in denial about death?
Before you go ... are you in denial about death?
UQ Home Study Maps News Events Library my.UQ The University of Queensland UQ News By Alex Broom , The University of Queensland Read the original article.

Religions - History / Archeology - 21.11.2014
Professor Amy-Jill Levine to deliver annual Cadbury Lectures
Leading historian Professor Amy-Jill Levine is to give this year's Edward Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham.

Religions - Art and Design - 17.11.2014
Stanford religious studies Professor Emeritus Edwin Good dies at 86
Stanford religious studies Professor Emeritus Edwin Good dies at 86
A Hebrew Bible scholar and piano historian, Edwin Good was known for his literary approach to ancient Hebrew texts and his passion for early pianos.

Religions - 13.11.2014
On Veterans Day, admiral talks WASPs and women heroes
On Veterans Day, admiral talks WASPs and women heroes
In the keynote address at a daylong celebration of Cornell veterans and military personnel on campus Nov.

Administration - Religions - 13.11.2014
Turkey has its own good reasons for not intervening in Kobane
Tristan Dunning Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at The University of Queensland As the Kurdish town of Kobane continues to defy Islamic State (IS)

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 11.11.2014
Activist discusses anti-Islamophobia work
Activist discusses anti-Islamophobia work
In recent years, there has been increasing scrutiny in New York City on Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

History / Archeology - Religions - 06.11.2014
Stability, unity and nonchalance: What does it mean to be English?
An epic new history of England offers some eye-catching conclusions on Englishness - suggesting, among other things, that a "remarkable" level of cultural unity and a relative openness to other cultures are both key components of English national identity.

Religions - Health - 05.11.2014
Crack cocaine and religion: inside Guatemala's Christian rehab centres
What happens when addiction is defined as a sin instead of a sickness? In Guatemala, it means snatching addicts off the streets and holding them against their will in "compulsory" Christian rehabilitation centres.

Religions - History / Archeology - 05.11.2014
Remember, remember: how education "beyond the seas" kept Catholicism alive
Bonfire night marks a plot in 1605 to burn down the Houses of Parliament. It's also a reminder of the ferocious divides that existed between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Religions - Law - 03.11.2014
Extent of protection afforded for religion under Scots law to be reviewed
Related links: Prof Callum Brown Secularisation and Humanist History at Glasgow Humanist Society Scotland The first project undertaken in Scotland since the Victorian era to assess the effect to whic

Religions - Law - 27.10.2014
Spotlight on religious freedom
Spotlight on religious freedom
An influential group of academics, lawyers and religious leaders will gather at the University of Queensland this month to explore issues associated with religious freedom.

Religions - Social Sciences - 24.10.2014
Return of the new gods: Jedis, auras and online witch schools
Research by a digital anthropologist is looking at how new religious movements are harnessing online platforms.

Religions - 24.10.2014
CofE clergy concerned with protecting the welfare budget
Anglican clergy are very concerned with maintaining a high level of welfare spending, and see it as a way of protecting the weak and the poor - a left-leaning political stance out of step with most of the general population and most Anglicans.

Administration - Religions - 23.10.2014
Journalist takes audience inside Putin's war on West
Journalist takes audience inside Putin's war on West
Describing her experience writing the 2012 book "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin," Russian-American journalist and LGBTQ activist Masha Gessen recalled feeling optimism while writing the book's epilogue during protests against Russian government corruption.

Religions - 03.10.2014
The speech that never was - Thatcher papers for 1984 open to the public
Papers opened to the public today reveal how the Brighton bombing stopped Margaret Thatcher from widening her infamous 'enemy within' rhetoric to include not only the striking miners but also the wider Labour movement and Party.

Religions - Environment - 02.10.2014
Earth’s portrait
Title Land cover 2010 Released 02/10/2014 11:52 am Copyright ESA/CCI Land Cover/Université catholique de Louvain Description This global land-cover map was created using data from the Envisat mission for the 2010 epoch (2008-12).

Religions - 24.09.2014
Opening of Year Service 2014
This lunchtime the new Principal and President, Professor Ed Byrne, was installed at the College's Opening of Year Service.

Religions - Art and Design - 19.09.2014
Thinking forward through the past
A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.

Environment - Religions - 19.09.2014
Science turns to religion for "mass mobilisation" on environmental change
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, two leading scholars in the field make a watershed appeal to religious leaders for help in mobilising public opinion on the planet's future.
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