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  • Faith in the Struggle: Christianity & White Supremacy October 18, 2017 The Luce Project on Religion and its Publics hosted a vibrant public discussion to reflect on the tragic and violent events over the weekend of August 11th and 12th that occurred in our home town of Charlottesville, VA. It was held in St. Paul’s Memorial Church – the venue where clergy and other peace activists ... Read more »
  • Good without God? June 4, 2017 Religion and its Publics’s own Jane Little interviewed Bart and Tony Campolo- father-son, believer-skeptic – on BBC’s Heart and Soul. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05402ym Read more »
  • Contempt for Creation – Willis Jenkins April 14, 2017 Willis Jenkins on fossil fuels, white nationalism, and evangelicals on our blog, For the Time Being. Read more »
  • Trump, Knowledge vs. Truth, and Scholar Activism: An Interview with Emilie Townes April 5, 2017 The Reverend Dr Emilie Townes is a glass-ceiling shatterer. She was the first African American woman president of the American Academy of Religion and made that a double first when she became the dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, where she is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society. ... Read more »
  • An Excerpt from “American Covenant” by Dr Philip Gorski February 22, 2017 Read an excerpt of Dr Philip Gorski’s upcoming work, American Covenant, at Christian Century. Read more »
  • Interview with Dr Philip Gorksi February 3, 2017 Philip Gorski, author of the new book, American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present (Princeton University Press) joined us for a lively and topical discussion. Gorski, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale, also sat down with our Associate Director, Jane Little, to tell her why today, more than ever, ... Read more »
  • Theory, Theology and Modernity : Graduate Course in Religious Studies January 10, 2017 In the Spring semester 2017, the Project will be funding REL 7559, a new course in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, co-taught by the Project’s co-directors, Dr. Charles Mathewes and Dr. Paul Jones, titled, “Theory, Theology and Modernity.” Graduate students from several disciplines at UVa will gather to put “modernity” at the center of ... Read more »
  • “Religion and Its Publics”: Postdoctoral Position December 16, 2016 The Virginia Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship for the academic year of 2017-18. The Fellow will work in the Project on “Religion and Its Publics,” funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation and overseen by Project co-directors Dr. Paul Dafydd Jones and ... Read more »
  • Religion and its Publics Hosts Stanley Hauerwas December 14, 2016 The Project hosts Stanley Hauerwas Read more »