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Capitol crisis calls for a pastor-in-chief

Author: Mahan Mirza, Ansari Institute Executive Director

Mirzadd

The January 6 insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, DC, is just the beginning. It came as advertised; it was televised; and the perpetrators are promising more to come. We are now transitioning to an administration the rioters have been programmed to view as illegitimate. Combining their sense of disenfranchisement with deep feelings of being disrespected for generations, the rioters place us in danger of seeing the insurrection transformed into an all-out insurgency.

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Panel discussion features Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives on Mideast peace

Author: Josh Stowe

Peace In Absentia

A recent Ansari Institute panel discussion, “Peace in Absentia: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Voices on Arab-Israeli Normalization,” explored religious perspectives on how to pursue a sustainable peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The conversation was co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, and Department of Classics. 

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“Everyday Religion” class unpacks faith’s crucial role in belief

Author: Josh Stowe

In recent weeks, Everyday Religion in a World of Many Faiths has explored multiple arguments for the existence of God. Class participants have weighed and debated different cases for religious belief. But the latest session took a different approach. This time, classmates explored the importance of faith in justifying belief.

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Events

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Imagining New Stories of Race and Religion

Time: Thu Jan 28, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. January 14 - March 4 Virtual class (registration required) Free and open to the public We live our lives in stories. Stories tell us who we are, what we owe to others and the past, what worlds we inhabit in the present, and where we want to go in the future. They help us fight oppression, though they can also justify it, or make certain kinds of oppression invisible. But the world is changing. Perhaps, our stories need to change with it.…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Imagining New Stories of Race and Religion

Time: Thu Feb 4, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. January 14 - March 4 Virtual class (registration required) Free and open to the public We live our lives in stories. Stories tell us who we are, what we owe to others and the past, what worlds we inhabit in the present, and where we want to go in the future. They help us fight oppression, though they can also justify it, or make certain kinds of oppression invisible. But the world is changing. Perhaps, our stories need to change with it.…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Care for Creation as a Common Denominator: Interfaith Approaches to Environmental Peacebuilding

Time: Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual Event

Climate Event

The modern climate crisis is not only a signal of geophysical phenomena but also spiritual phenomena, revealing human tendencies for waste and greed. Therefore, the response to this challenge is not only technological but also relational, and should engage diverse communities for the global good.

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Imagining New Stories of Race and Religion

Time: Thu Feb 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. January 14 - March 4 Virtual class (registration required) Free and open to the public We live our lives in stories. Stories tell us who we are, what we owe to others and the past, what worlds we inhabit in the present, and where we want to go in the future. They help us fight oppression, though they can also justify it, or make certain kinds of oppression invisible. But the world is changing. Perhaps, our stories need to change with it.…

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