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ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political party has risen from obscurity to the center of government in large part by exploiting fears of minority religions. Fears that have turned into waves of violence by Hindu nationalists against minority groups including Muslims, Christians and Dalits (once considered "untouchables''). The latest wave of violence centers around the sacred cow, with the Bharatiya Janata Party fanning communal passions over the use of cows as a source of meat.

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, it's no surprise that the spiritual head of the Church of England selected a Roman Catholic priest's manuscript for his 2018 Lenten prayer book.
Luigi Gioia, a Benedictine priest and academic scholar, has spent the past two decades bringing together ecumenical thought and spirituality in both the Church and the classroom.


Sermon Resources from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (PBS) & YouTube Videos

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (PBS): Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly provides distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world.  http://religioninsights.org/religion-ethics-newsweekly  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/    PBS Calendar... read more >

Lilly Endowment awards more than $20M to help pastors

Voices on Scripture

Voices on Scripture

“What does it mean to give proper attention to the ancient Near Eastern nature of the Hebrew Scriptures? Minimally it means reading other ancient Near Eastern texts. The Scriptures are exceedingly ‘respiratory’: they breathe in the culture of their times, and breathe it back out in a different form. To the reader who learns to breathe the same air—the one who becomes familiar with the context—it is increasingly hard to believe that he or she once read the Bible without.





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


Thu, Apr 5, 2018 - 08:00 am
Author of "The Color Purple" Alice Walker will keynote the April 5-7 conference organized by

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