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2018

October

Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict interim director John Carlson warned audience members at an event Tuesday evening on Arizona State University's Tempe campus that they’d better be havi

The 2002 landmark reporting of The Boston Globe that uncovered pervasive child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests opened the veritable floodgates to a torrent of parallel accounts.

August

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

A Hollywood director fired for comments tweeted a decade ago.

June

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to end the policy of separating immigrant children from parents who cross illegally into the United States.

Arizona State University alumna Sarah Lords’ path to choosing global studies as a degree can be traced back to her parents.

May

They interviewed an award-winning journalist who had just returned from Syria. They learned how religious conflict ushered in the modern system of states from a political scientist.

April

In 1799, soldiers of Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign were knocking down walls to build a fort near the city of Rosetta when they found a large basalt slab inscribed with strange symbols.

March

Many people believe in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

For historian Yasmin Saikia, Women's History Month is an opportunity to recognize all women, in addition to trailblazing historical figures.

February

It might sound contrived, given her area of expertise, but to ASU Jewish studies Director Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, a career in academia is like a secular version of a religious commitment.

January

Jan. 20 marked one year since Donald Trump became president of the United States.

2017

December

Update: Since this story was originally published, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal have won two journalism awards for their story, "The Uncounted": the 2018

October

It is hard to imagine that something that happened 500 years ago could still influence world events today, but that is exactly what many historians, political scientists and religious studies schol

August

The ideals of a presidential candidate, the histories of persecuted peoples and the motives behind terror attacks are all things that can be better understood with a knowledge of the religions that

June

Join us for the 2017 Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker on Religion and Conflict featuring Philip Gorski

Arizona State University is the recipient of a grant funded by the Henry Luce Foundation to promote greater interaction between religion scholars and journalists who report and write about religion

May

Sun Devil Giving Day is Arizona State University's annual, university-wide day of giving.

Each year faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and community members gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of students affiliated with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at it

From cultural influence and global insight to interdisciplinary learning, the study of religion has an extraordinary impact on some of society’s most complex and challenging problems.

April

Anand Gopal, journalist and incoming assistant research professor, and John Carlson, associate director, appeared on PBS's Horizon to discussed US foreign policy, ISIS,

Sun Devil Giving Day is Arizona State University's annual, university-wide day of giving.

March

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” was written by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 following his imprisonment for peacefully marching in conscientious opposition to a judge’s injunction.

One of the fundamental commitments of today’s most powerful research institutions is to imagine that scientific knowledge and spiritual belief are meticulously segregated.

January

Prizewinning journalist and sociologist Anand Gopal has recently joined the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict as an assistant research professor.

The Center's first event of 2017 will feature Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. Hamid will deliver a free public lecture at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb.

2016

December

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's 2016 annual report is available online.

We can all rest easier knowing what keeps Carolyn Forbes up at night.

October

How do religion and violence factor into sporting events?

Is the United States a post-white Christian nation?

How do you break down cultural stereotypes? For two groups in the U.S. and Pakistan, it was through storytelling.

Universities play a crucial role in the global acceptance of religious diversity and the bolstering of global literacy, according to the U.S.

September

To better understand conflict and peace around the world, Arizona State University students spent their summers underneath the stars of the Appalachian Trail, in deserted Dushanbe cafes during Rama

Messy politics, a lack of understanding of religious differences and over-heated political rhetoric all combine to create confusion and an unnecessary fear of terrorism, according to panel of ASU e

Last year, more than 2,400 people were trampled during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, called the hajj.

August

This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to us personally and as a nation?

By now, the wearying trope of internet outrage is a global touchstone, especially when it comes to "angry young men."

July

Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University physics professor and creator of ASU's Origins Project, was recently featured on the Al Jazeera news network as part of their Upfront episode, “Is religion

May

Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed.

On April 28-29, Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict  hosted "

How do religion and gender intersect with domestic violence in Greece and Fiji? What can we learn about peace building from the Emerging Church Movement in the American South?

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict hosted its annual student awards on May 3, recognizing those students who completed its Undergraduate Research Fellows Program and Undergraduate Ce

April

Recent advances in biotechnologies, such as the completion of the human genome project and genetic editing, have not only raised ethical questions about their use and effects on humans, but also un

March

Over the past 20 years, the idea of human rights has become central in discussions about humanitarianism.

The March 22 attacks in Brussels served as yet another grisly reminder that we live in a world where the threat of terrorist attacks has become something of a new normal.

Editor's note: Due to family reasons professor Sohail Hashmi is unable to come to Tempe at this time.

February

The number of people displaced from their homes worldwide has reached record levels, with most of the public attention focused on the nearly 4.4 million Syrians who were forced to flee their nation

“The age of humanitarian intervention to protect civilians is not over, because civilians keep dying,” Michael Ignatieff wrote in 2014.

January

How do we classify texts produced by undocumented authors who no longer identify as Mexican, yet have no officially recognized status in the United States?

“For the last four decades, Harvey Cox has been the leading trend spotter in American religion."

2015

December

Hands go up in a crowded ASU lecture hall when a social justice course instructor asks who has ever experienced prejudice.

November

For years John Carlson and Scott Ruston worked just steps from each other, but their paths never crossed.

October

"Religion has been the cause of all the major wars in history."

February

How does an accomplished neuroscientist and best-selling writer of fiction view issues of religion and conflict?