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May 2017

Brokering Religion and Development: Ethnographic Approaches to NGOs

May 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Knox Hall, Room 509, 606 West 122nd St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The past decade has witnessed a remarkable surge of interest among both policy makers and academics into the effects that religion has on international aid and development. Within this broad field ‘religious NGOs’ or ‘Faith-Based Organizations’ (FBOs) have garnered considerable scholarly and professional attention, resulting in a flurry of surveys and mapping exercises, as well as a number of practitioner-oriented handbooks and toolkits aiming at integrating religion into development programming. Beyond these attempts at conceptualizing the field at a macro…

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October 2017

Adopting Reformation Ideals and Practices in South India: Impact on Indian Agents

October 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
James Room, Barnard Hall

Daniel Jeyaraj is Professor of World Christianity at Liverpool Hope University and Director of the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity. His teaching and research deal with the life, work, and writings of European missionaries and Tamil Christian leaders in 18th century India; and the study of the Royal Danish-Halle Mission, Pietism, and the emergence of Protestant churches in eighteenth century India.  He earned his first PhD in the field of German Studies from the…

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November 2017

Beyond Fighting ISIS: Gender, Conflict & Nationalism

November 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is being presented by the Middle East Institute and cosponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life.

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Book Talk – Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Sorett unveils the contours of a literary history that remained preoccupied with religion…

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December 2017

Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference – Amman, Jordan

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Columbia Global Center, Amman

Last week, on December 6th and 7th, the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life presented Part One of our global conference series, “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference,” in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers, the Center for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen, and the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) at the University of Oslo. The two-day conference took place in Amman, Jordan and was the culmination of nearly a…

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