The creationism versus evolution debate when discussed in an educational setting does not occur exclusively in the United States. On June 12, 2012, the science journal Nature reported the “successful” petition by the Society for Textbook Revise (STR) to remove references to evolution from high school textbooks in South Korea. More >
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“Pope Francis effect” may not be so evident among U.S. Catholics, as recent Pew report has put it. But pope’s advocacy for the poor and the marginalized, his personal humility, his comments on homosexuality, abortion, and most recently his critique of “the idolatry of money” have certainly drawn worldwide attention, pleasantly surprising his supporters and dismaying his opponents, simultaneously. More >
Want to discuss the future of women for the study of religion or women as the subject of religious studies? Learn the history of and contribute to the future for Women and Religion in the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Join the live discussion on twitter - follow #AARWR40. More >
Are you getting ready for attending the American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting? I am. Sometimes my colleagues who are newer to the scene and/or those who come from abroad ask me about how to navigate the meeting. More >
Before there was a Katniss Everdeen of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, there were Offred and Moira of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985). More >
Today, Nicholas D Kristof wrote a very irritating op-ed in the New York Times. It has bugged me all morning. I am kind of surprised to hear him make his politically reactionary argument in support of increasing women’s numbers on company boards. After all, he has done some very important journalistic work on the trafficking o More >
Free Access to a JFSR Article (from the newest edition of JFSR)!: "'Rise Up Warrior Princess Daughters': Is Evangelical Women’s Submission a Mere Fairy Tale?" By Marion Maddox Link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jfemistudreli.29.1.9 More >