In Arizona, some of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic have been the same communities whose plight often goes unnoticed — refugees, asylum-seekers, DACA recipients, mixed-statu
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Reflecting on American democracyRead the full article
Reflecting on the attacks on the Capitol, the presidential inauguration, and other recent events, directors John Carlson and Tracy Fessenden offer their commentary and analyses on religion's role in American democracy.
Providing rapid COVID-19 relief to Arizona's vulnerable populationsRead full article to learn moreVisit project page
A new Center project awards +$100K in grant aid to organizations serving the state's most vulnerable communities hit hardest by the pandemic — refugees, asylum-seekers, DACA recipients, mixed-status migrants and Native American tribes.
Center faculty awarded $250K by the National Endowment for the HumanitiesRead full story
Yasmin Saikia, the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies, and Chad Haines, affiliate faculty and professor in religious studies, awarded funding to highlight groups in South Asia who are marginalized because of their religious and cultural backgrounds
Center researchers explore equitable research practicesLearn more
As systemic inequities in institutional cultures are being questioned, Center researchers launch a blog to explore how to how academic culture can embody more equitable research practices
The relationship between religion, science and technologyRead full story
The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” How can this be explained in our highly scientific, technological society? Read more about our new $1.7M grant that will explore how we make sense of spirituality in the technoscientific age.
Apocalyptic visions: telling the story of our climate futureLearn more
Narratives can connect even the most disparate groups of people. Learn more about our public event with Earl Swift, acclaimed journalist and author, and religious studies professor, Tracy Fessenden, as they discussed American responses towards climate change
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A number of factors contributed to the Jan.
Biden's inaugural address acknowledged the many challenges our country faces while also appealing to our nation's values: our collective responsibility to come together to solve problems and preser