Category Archives: Religion and Society

European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) Conference in Leuven, 2017

by Teemu Taira and Suzanne Owen The annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) took place in Leuven, Belgium, in September 2017. It was organized by BABEL, the Belgian Association for the Study of Religions. … Continue reading

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Religious Symbols with a Hipster-Sikh Twist

by Matt Sheedy For those paying attention to Canadian politics these days (beyond the occasional swoon-fest over Justin Trudeau, Canada’s “super hot Prime Minister”) one of the more popular figures to have emerged in recent months is Jagmeet Singh, a … Continue reading

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NAASR Announcement: Editorial Appointment for NAASR Working Papers Book Series

An Announcement from NAASR: Brad Stoddard has been appointed by the NAASR Executive Council as the founding editor for the newly formed NAASR Working Papers book series (with Equinox Publishers). The series description reads as follows: NAASR Working Papers provides … Continue reading

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The Social Functions of Obligatory Denunciations

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In preparation for a new course I’m teaching this fall, I’ve been reading a great deal on Islam. I’ve surveyed both scholarly and popular narratives on Islam, particularly as … Continue reading

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Forcing Tradition

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. Recently on Netflix I watched an interesting episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (“Producer’s Backend,” season 16 episode 3, which originally aired 8 October … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Juggernaut

This post originally appeared on the OUP blog. by Michael J. Altman People deploy the word juggernaut to describe anyone or anything that seems unstoppable, powerful, dominant. The Golden State Warriors, the recent National Basketball Association champions, are a juggernaut. National … Continue reading

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Whose Symbol Is It Anyway? The Rainbow in Public Space

                  by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba Even the most ubiquitous public symbols have histories and, as such, can result in public debate over use and meaning. Recently, the rainbow has been at the … Continue reading

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