Author Archives: Morgan Buck

April Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

April 6: Rabbi Marc Katz (Congregation Beth Elohim)
“Can you be commanded to be happy? A Jewish view” April 13: Lisa Tagliaferri (Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center)
“Catherine of Siena’s Network” April 20: Matthew Scherer (Government and Politics, George Mason University)
“Democracy’s everyday failures: tragedy, acknowledgement, and traces of theology in the late political thought of Stanley Cavell” (No seminar on April 27 [read more»]

March Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

March 3: Bryan Turner (Sociology, The Graduate Center)
“Islamophobia versus Islamofascism: The Role of Advocacy Concepts in Sociology” March 9: Shehzad Nadeem (Sociology, Lehman College and the Graduate Center)
“Bourgeois Bodies: How Yoga was Made Middle Class and Modern” March 16: Jon Keller (Government, Manhattan College)
“Happiness in the Old Testament” March 30: Matthew Baxter (Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University)
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Borderland Religion Workshop—Migration and Religion: A Mutual Impact

A 3 day workshop at Union Theological Seminary and CUNY Graduate Center in cooperation with the GOBA-project (Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway), and The Thuthuka Migration and Religion Program ( University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa). Thursday, November 12
Union Theological Seminary, Room 36
0900 Coffee
0930 D. Machado, UTS/ T. Wyller, Oslo: Welcome: [read more»]

Borderland Religion Workshop—Migration and Religion: A Mutual Impact

November 12, 2015 - November 14, 2015
All Day
Committee for the Study of Religion

Borderland Religion Workshop—Migration and Religion: A Mutual Impact November 12, 2015 – November 14, 2015 All Day Committee for the Study of Religion A 3 day workshop at Union Theological Seminary and CUNY Graduate Center in cooperation with the GOBA-project (Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway), and The Thuthuka Migration and Religion Program ( University of [read more»]

October Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

October 2nd
Note: this event takes place on Friday, 2pm in the Sociology Lounge
Tom Barnes, Loren B. Landau, and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
Rising and Declining Cities: A Comparison of Detroit, Melbourne, and Johannesburg October 7th
Colin Samson
Versions of Happiness and Success Under Settler Colonialism: Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Continuity Against Neoliberal Dispossession October 14th
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October Events at the Committee for the Study of Religion

October 2nd
Note: this event takes place on Friday, 2pm in the Sociology Lounge
Tom Barnes, Loren B. Landau, and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
Rising and Declining Cities: A Comparison of Detroit, Melbourne, and Johannesburg October 7th
Colin Samson
Versions of Happiness and Success Under Settler Colonialism: Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Continuity Against Neoliberal Dispossession October 14th
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2015–16 Seminar: Personal Happiness & Successful Societies

The annual theme (2015-2016) for the seminar series for the Committee for the Study of Religion is the analysis of religion and ‘successful societies’ and how success could be measured and explained. Various indicators have been used in the policy studies to measure ‘social wellbeing’ but they are typically organized under three main clusters of namely health, wealth and happiness. [read more»]

May 14th: Christopher Parker: We’ve Seen this Before: Reactionary Conservatism Before the Tea Party

May 14, 2014
12:30 pm
Committee for the Study of Religion

May 14th: Christopher Parker: We’ve Seen this Before: Reactionary Conservatism Before the Tea Party May 14, 2014 12:30 pm Committee for the Study of Religion In Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America, Christopher Parker and  Matt A. Barreto make a convincing case for what we call “reactionary conservatism,” a belief system that stands [read more»]

Friday, May 9th: Adela Yarbro Collins: Crisis, Catastrophe, and Utopia in the Book of Revelation

May 09, 2014
12:30 pm
Committee for the Study of Religion

Friday, May 9th: Adela Yarbro Collins: Crisis, Catastrophe, and Utopia in the Book of Revelation May 09, 2014 12:30 pm Committee for the Study of Religion Although the book of Revelation was written more than thirty years after the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, that event was the fundamental crisis to which it responded. Nero’s police action against [read more»]