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Links in the Chain of Trauma

“Leaders have tried to wipe away histories of atrocities by foot-dragging on investigations until new bloodshed dulls memories of the old.” That line from a New York Times article on Egypt’s military government jumped out at me. Authoritarian regimes know … Continue reading

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God, Government Power and the GOP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Tea Party hero Sen. Ted Cruz would likely agree with the proposition that the U.S. government under President Barack Obama has become an unholy behemoth, arrogating power and trampling on liberties it’s supposed to protect. … Continue reading

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Among the recent articles on the election of Israel’s Chief Rabbis, the Los Angeles Times’ piece by Edmund Sanders did the best job of explaining why a seemingly ceremonial position has political importance. As Sanders rightly notes, the Chief Rabbis, one … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies: Global Politics and Religion Initiative

Based in the school’s Global Theory and History Program, the GPRI is supported by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The initiative has three main components that incorporate the study of the interaction between religion and politics into … Continue reading

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British Council Announces “Bridging Voices” grants

The British Council and the Friends of the British Council are accepting applications for three-year grants for Transatlantic Dialogues on Religion and International Affairs. The grants are part of Bridging Voices, a new initiative that will support transatlantic academic and … Continue reading

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Winston Weighs In On Burnett’s “Bible”

Diane Winston shared her insights on the challenges facing producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and his mini-series “The Bible” airing this month on the History Channel. Winston told the LA Times about the pitfalls associated with interpreting the Bible … Continue reading

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