Category Archives: Religion in the News

Better Know a Religion Blog: Sightings

In this series with the Bulletin–whose title is a play on Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment, and whose alternate title is “Religious Studies Blogs: What do they talk about? Do they talk about things? Let’s find out!” (from BoJack Horseman)–we ask blog … Continue reading

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Feminism and Free Choice in the Burkini Affair

by Matt Sheedy The image of a woman being forced to remove layers of clothing on a beach in Nice last month by four armed police sparked protest from around the world, and is the latest incident in France’s on-going … Continue reading

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To Celebrate or Protest? Some Reflections on Pride Toronto 2016

by Matt Sheedy On July 3rd I attended the Pride parade in Toronto, which drew increased media attention this year in light of such things as its proximity to the Orlando massacre, a terror threat on a “German-language ISIS fanboy … Continue reading

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Scripting Acts of Violence: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shooting

  By Philip L. Tite At 2 a.m. this past Sunday morning in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida gunshots were heard by patrons. The nightmare that they experienced did not end until 5 a.m. when police killed Omar Mateen, … Continue reading

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Why are Chinese Grandmothers Giving Offerings to Video Game Characters? And Why Does the Internet Think it’s Funny?

by Natasha L. Mikles A strange set of pictures has been circulating on Chinese messaging apps this week. The photos—stills from the video footage of an internet café in an unknown Chinese city—show an elderly Chinese woman kneeling to make … Continue reading

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Diversity is Not Enough (Harvard’s Concealed Theology)

Note: This post originally appeared on Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Tenzan Eaghll Did you catch the article that was making the rounds on Facebook last month about a new free online course on religion being offered by … Continue reading

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The Revenant: A Film Review Essay (sort of)

by Matt Sheedy Among the numerous commentaries that have been written about The Revenant, a Golden Globe winning film that many are predicting will clean up at the Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech for best actor has been noted for … Continue reading

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