Religion in Society’s Updates

  • Peter Cole – 2020 Plenary Speaker

    The Tenth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society is delighted to announce Peter Cole as a 2020 Plenary Speaker

    Dr. Peter Cole is of St’át’imcand Celtic heritage. He is an Associate Professor, Indigenous Education, in...More

  • Pat O'Riley – 2020 Plenary Speaker

    The Tenth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society is pleased to announce Pat O'Riley as a 2020 Plenary Speaker

     Dr. Pat O’Riley is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the Univer...More

  • Frédérique Apffel-Marglin – 2020 Plenary Speaker

    The Tenth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society is pleased to announce Frédérique Apffel-Marglin as a 2020 Plenary Speaker

    Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, PhD. is Professor Emerita, Dpt. of Anthropology at Smith College...More

  • Tenth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society Announced (Vancouver, Canada, 30 April - 1 May 2020)

    The Tenth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society will be held at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 30 April - 1 May 2020

    Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network is explores the relationship betwe...More

  • 2018 Plenary Speaker - Catherine Caufield

    The Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society is pleased to announce Catherine Caufield as a 2018 Plenary Speaker

    Want to register for the 2018 Conference? Click here...More

  • Growing Beef Trade Hits India's Sacred Cow

    World Religion News | Article Link 

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    Hindu devotees worship a sacred cow on the eve of Gopastami in Hyderabad on November 3, 2011. The cow is regarded by Hindus as gau mata, or maternal figure, and has had a long-stan...More

  • Archaeologists dig up fabrics dating back to kings David and Solomon

    Religion News Service | Article Link | by Michele Chabin

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    JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli archaeologists have discovered fragments of “remarkably preserved” 3,000-year-old fabrics, leather and seeds dating to the era of the...More

  • Galileo vs. God: The Father of Modern Science on Religion, Truth, and Human Nature

    Brain Pickings | Article Link | by Maria Popova

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    “As I’d like to show Galileo our world, I must show him something with a great deal of shame,” Richard Feynman famously wrote in lamenting the “actively, inten...More

  • What’s Life Like in America’s First City With a Muslim-Majority City Council?

    The Nation | Article Link | by Tom Perkins

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    Just after the Paris attacks, right before the San Bernardino shooting, and during a campaign season in which Donald Trump has made bigotry a pillar of his candidac...More

  • Why pray?

    Aeon | Article Link | by Benjamin Dueholm

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    'Gods change up in heaven, gods get replaced, prayers are here to stay.’ So wrote the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. Anyone not sharing his conviction might consider a vis.....More