New ARDA Website
On August 13th, the Association of Religion Data Archives will launch a completely redesigned website that offers enhanced reports, improved mapping, updated and expanded GIS tools, and more detailed information on religious groups, including greatly expanded and now interactive family trees.
International and Interdisciplinary Master's Program "Religion, Ethics, and Politics"
The tense relationship between religion and politics is one of the most important social issues of our time. Societal and scientific debates on the topic have been triggered by increasing religious pluralization, changing moral concepts, but also globalization and migration. How tolerant should societies be of religious groups and their rituals and practices? What values, such as equal rights for women and men, should not be open to discussion? What possibilities exist for cooperation between the state and religious communities and where is potential for conflict? How does religiousness or non-religiousness affect our identity? These are concrete sample questions that the Master's program, Religion, Ethics, and Politics, deals with.
Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics
The Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics includes a 10-day writing workshop for graduate students followed by a 2-day symposium for scholars and practitioners and will run from June 4th-June 17th, 2023 (Rome, Italy). The project is the fruit of a collaboration between a number of academic institutions, including the University of Notre Dame, the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Adyan Foundation, the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, and John Cabot University. The program will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame's Rome campus near the Colosseum and will include visits to Rome-based centers engaged in religion and policy work, as well as keynote lectures by Olivier Roy, Kristina Stoeckl, Mohammed Hashas, Anna Rowlands, David Buckley, Mahan Mirza and Scott Appleby, among others.