Upcoming Events By Year
Monday, February 4, 2019
Cammett’s talk is based on a survey experiment in Lebanon aimed at testing the relative influence of clientelism and religion on citizen political behavior.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
David Clough identifies the need for urgent action concerning our treatment of other animals, especially in relation to the rapid expansion of industrial animal agriculture.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
The avant-garde writer Bei Cun 北村 (1965-) is one of many Chinese intellectuals who have turned to Christianity in recent years. The Baptizing River…
Monday, February 25, 2019
John McCarthy, a former ambassador to the Holy See, will discuss the Catholic community’s role in eradicating modern-day slavery.
A panel discussion featuring Peter van Tuijl, Caroline Hughes, Lailatul Fitriyah, and Mun’im Sirry.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Nermeen Shaikh will focus on the particular horror induced by suicide bombing as against other forms of equally lethal and destructive violence.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This biennial conference, sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor…
John Allen and Mahan Mirza discuss Dan Philpott's new book, Religious Freedom in Islam.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Join the Notre Dame's Muslin Students' Association for Islam Awareness Week March 23 - 29, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Please join the Middle Eastern Studies Committee in hosting Rob Gleave, University of Exeter, for his lecture “Safe Passage and the Jihad: The amān contract in the Medieval Islamic Law and Practice.” Reception to follow. Originally published at history.nd.edu…
Monday, April 1, 2019
This panel of industry experts will provide valuable information for emerging scholars looking to revise a dissertation into a book.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Download PDF Join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for a public lecture by James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky entitled “Science and the Good.”…
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A panel of experts will examine the root causes of the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 50 people and injured 50 more.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
A Mass in remembrance of the victims of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (April 21) will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 24) in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, will preside.…
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Annual breakfast features keynote presentation by David Carlson, author and professor at Franklin College.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Join the Notre Dame South Asia Group in Washington, DC, for two panel discussions exploring religion, public policy, and development at a critical time when the Rohingya refugee crisis destabilizes Myanmar and Bangladesh, and the ongoing elections in India highlight the rise of Hindu nationalism in the world’s largest democracy.…
Summary Lisa Sideris Discourse on the relationship between science and religion frequently invokes the language of wonder, and Anthropocene discourse is no exception. My presentation will examine the moral imaginary of wonder in current debates about the application of a specific Anthropocene technology: de-extinction strategies and related genetic tools applied to extinct or soon-to-be-extinct species. I argue that wonder, as it is often invoked in discussions of de-extinction, has little to do with express concerns about the justice, rights, or well-being of organisms, and thus bears little obvious connection to conservation and restoration rationales. Instead, these uses of wonder are largely expressions of awe at human power, creativity, and ingenuity. As such, wonder-inspired de-extinction strategies actually disrupt or obviate the need to respond with grief and mourning to human-caused extinctions. Moreover, as I will suggest, these uses of wonder lay claim to a particular and problematic image of the human, a theological anthropology that posits humans as the creative, world-making being par excellence. What other visions of the human might be available to us in a world that is increasingly the product of human activity?…
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Join us for a panel discussion on the linkages between mining and issues of conflict, human rights, sustainable development, governance, and environmental justice.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Emmanuel Katongole Professor of Theology and Peace Studies “Ethnic Violence and the Healing of the ‘Burden of Ethnicity’” is part of a book-length project entitled “Who Are My People? The Reinvention of Love in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Set against the backdrop of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, this chapter on ethnic violence explores the mechanisms through which Hutu-Tutsi identities were invented within the construction of the modern Rwanda nation-state. It explores the story of Ruhango, one of the few Catholic communities untouched by the genocide, for clues about the kind of resistance and love necessary to resist violence, heal its wounds, and ultimately heal the “burden of ethnicity.” …
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
This panel marks the International Day of Peace with a provocative examination of the cutting edges in the study of violence and peacebuilding.
The Ansari Institute is pleased to support the Feminist Theologies in Global Context reading group. The forum serves as a regular space at Notre Dame to talk about Islamic and Christian theologies in feminist perspectives. All are welcome.…
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
The Feminist Theologies in Global Context reading group will consider the topic of ecology from a Christian feminist perspective at its next meeting on Friday, October 4. Readings are Kaunda Chammah's "Towards an African ecogender theology: A decolonial theological perspective" PDF…
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Graphic: Pew Research Center The Ansari Global Religion Reading Group will read the overview section of the Pew Research Center's 2015 report, "The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projects, 2010-2050" (https://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/…
Friday, October 11, 2019
Join director Michael Schwarz and executive producer Kiran Kiki Kapany along with Thomas E. Burman, director of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and Atalia Omer, professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies at the Kroc Institute, for a screening and conversation on “The Ornament of the World,” a new documentary that will air nationally on PBS December 17th at 8pm. Based on the book by Maria Rosa Menocal (d. 2012), Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, the film tells a tale about the culture of tolerance between Jews, Christians, and Muslims that developed over an 800-year period in Medieval Spain. It blends exquisite cinematography and highly evocative animation for a riveting journey through cities like Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo. Can we draw inspiration from that history today? Is the story of an age-old civilizational conflict between Muslims, Christians, and Jews a myth? Does historical criticism burst the bubble of Convivencia in Andalusia?…
Friday, October 18, 2019
Religion Beyond Memes: Enhancing Public Discourse about Faith and Practice Third in the Contending Modernities Series on Changing the Conversation about Religion In a world where communications are based on 280-character counts, influencer posts, and memes, how can reporters and educators effectively explain the complexities of religion? How can understanding of faith be expanded beyond generalizations and stereotypes? Can academics, practitioners, and journalists collectively change the conversation about religion? …
Monday, November 11, 2019
About the Lecture The Buddha’s Footprint: An Environmental History of Asia Contrary to popular imaginings the Dharma has not historically been an inherently environmental religion. Rather, early Buddhism was a prosperity theology that succeeded largely on account of its willingness to exploit both people and natural resources on the commodity frontier. As such, by investigating the links between Buddhism and agricultural expansion this talk will explore how Buddhists radically transformed Asia’s environment.…
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Ansari Global Religion Reading Group will discuss the conclusion of Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb's 2012 book, Religion and AIDS in Africa. All are welcome.