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Religion and the American Normal

This conference will explore the intersections of religion and constructions of the normal in twentieth and twenty-first-century American life. We consider three broad themes: the creation of American religious norms, the work religion has done to produce and maintain notions […]

Judicial Regulation of Muslim Family Laws in non-Muslim Democracies

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Yüksel Sezgin.

Yüksel Sezgin, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse University, is the author of Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, […]

Coffee Chat with Wendy Cadge

Discussion with Wendy Cadge *02, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University, on her current research into airport chapels and chaplaincies and port chaplains.

Attendance limited to Princeton University faculty, fellows, and students.  Please email Jenny Legath to receive a copy of the […]

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From Mount Sinai to Main Street: America and the Ten Commandments

Audio online here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/yqqxh

Throughout much of the 20th century, the Ten Commandments loomed large in the United States – but more as a series of gentle cautions and helpful hints than as divine writ.  Brought down from on high and thrust […]

Coffee Chat with Fr. Gregory Boyle

The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.

Today, Homeboy Industries employs and trains former gang members in a range […]

The Texas Textbook Controversy: Crossroads Discussion with Jennifer Graber

Last year, along with academics across Texas, Professor Jennifer Graber signed on to a report circulated by the Texas Freedom Network pointing to imbalance and bias in the new Texas history textbooks’ representations of non-Christian religions, as well as misleading statements […]

Creating an Economy of Inclusion: Faith Active in Politics

This year’s Doll Family Lecture on Religion and Money will be given by Simone Campbell, SSS.  Sister Simone is Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.  She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience […]

Civic Engagement and the Welfare State: The Swedish Case

A Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Johan von Essen
Johan von Essen is a associate professor in Systematic Theology and studies in World Views at the Institute for Civil Society Studies at Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm. He […]

Blessed are the Organized: Panel Discussion

David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University; Ernesto Cortes, Jr., the Southwest Regional Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation; and Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School will respond […]