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  • Evan Sandsmark on the European Refugee Crisis for the Sacred & Profane Podcast August 27, 2019 Religion and Its Publics’ own Evan Sandsmark recently reported a story for Sacred & Profane, a new podcast produced by the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab at the University of Virginia. This episode explores the “problem of democracy” through the story of an Iraqi refugee seeking asylum in Austria. Click here to listen to the full ... Read more »
  • Witch Talk in Brexit Britain by Méadhbh McIvor August 12, 2019 It will come as no surprise to hear that the British press – and the people they serve – are divided. Of course, British newspapers have always been partisan; whether one buys the Mirror or the Mail says a lot about one’s political leanings and probable voting intentions. But rarely have these divides been more apparent ... Read more »
  • Anointed with Oil – Darren Dochuk Responds July 29, 2019 Editor’s Note: Over the past few weeks, we published a series of responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America. The responses were first given during a roundtable discussion dedicated to Dochuk’s new book in April, and were revised for publication on this blog. In this post, Dochuk offers a ... Read more »
  • Anointed with Oil – Response by Kathleen Flake July 18, 2019 Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final response to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America, the subject of a roundtable discussion held at UVA in April 2019. The other three responses are by Brittany Acors, Matthew Hedstrom, and Kevin Stewart Rose, and Dochuk offered a response to the responses as well.  Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil ... Read more »
  • Anointed with Oil – Response by Brittany Acors July 16, 2019 Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of four responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America, the subject of a roundtable discussion held at UVA in April 2019. The other three responses are by Kathleen Flake, Matthew Hedstrom, and Kevin Stewart Rose, and Dochuk offered a response to the responses as well.  Darren Dochuk’s Anointed ... Read more »
  • Anointed with Oil – Response by Matthew Hedstrom July 11, 2019 Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four responses to Darren Dochuk’s Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America, the subject of a roundtable discussion held at UVA in April 2019. The other three responses are by Brittany Acors, Kathleen Flake, and Kevin Stewart Rose, and Dochuk offered a response to the responses as ... Read more »