Roundtable Speaker Series | Anthropomorphic Techniques in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

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Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Location: IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute UL 4115P This presentation examines the worship of stones from Mount Govardhan, a sacred hill in north-central India. Particular emphasis will be given to the anthropomorphic ritual process of dressing the revered stones and adding a face to them for […]

Lecture| Heather Blair Presents “Affecting Religion: Picturebooks and the Configuration of Childhood Virtues”

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Date: Friday, Dec. 4,2015 Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Location: UL 4115P Heather Blair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at IU-Bloomington presents, “Affecting Religion: Picturebooks and the Configuration of Childhood Virtues.” Postwar Japanese picture books often appropriate elements with recognizably religious pedigrees—characters, plots, visual imagery—for use in the education and entertainment of young children. Working against […]

WONDER AND THE NATURAL WORLD: A Call for Grant Proposals

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CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS: Symposia, workshops, performances, and seminar series for departments, institutes, and research centers at all IU campuses Deadline for submission: June 15, 2015 Awards announced by mid-July 2015 The IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (CSRES) announces a grant competition on the theme of Wonder and the Natural […]

Dr. Stephen Selka presents “Mapping the Moral in African Diaspora Tourism in Brazil”

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At 12:00pm on April, 30th the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute will host Dr. Stephen Selka.  His lecture will explore African diaspora tourism in Bahia, Brazil, particularly African American “pilgrimages” to the Afro-Catholic festival of Our Lady of the Good Death (or simply Boa Morte) celebrated every August by women of African descent involved with the Afro-Brazilian religion of […]

Consecrating Science Wonder, Ethics, and the New Cosmology: a Roundtable with Dr. Lisa Sideris

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What is the role of wonder in contemporary environmental discourse? Come join Dr. Lisa Sideris on Friday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the IUPUI University Library, Room 4115P, as she examines a constellation of movements referred to as the New Story/Universe Story/Epic of Evolution/Big History—forms of science-based ecospirituality that have emerged in recent decades. […]

Ebola: “Over There”…Now “Over Here” An Urgent Conversation About Ethics, Law, Public Health, and Practice

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The initial outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) in West Africa presented many ethical, legal, logistical and clinical challenges for first responders, clinicians, politicians and researchers. These challenges have been magnified now that EBV has crossed the Atlantic transforming the public conversation from a worrisome public health challenge over there, to one we need to […]

David Craig and The Public Ethics of Healthcare Reform: A Religion and Ethics Roundtable

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The national debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act is understandably divisive. It is divisive because nothing less is at stake than competing visions of a just society. Yet we can understand the competing visions and their associated public ethics of health care obligation by listening to the moral, economic and religious concerns that people bring […]

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Application Now Available

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The National Science Foundation accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific […]

New IU ethics consortium announces funding for research projects

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The Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society is offering funding for research proposals from IU faculty that explore the theme of wonder, especially as it intersects with nature and the environment. The IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society is an interdisciplinary association of scholars, academic programs […]

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Sarah Banks to discuss ethical challenges in research partnerships

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Education/Social Work (ES) Building, Room 2126, Global Crossroads Classroom Dr. Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK, will deliver a lecture entitled “Tackling Ethical Challenges in Community-based Participatory Research.” Community-based participatory research (CBPR) often involves community organizations and universities working together. The work of CBPR can help build community […]