Category Archives: Religious Intolerance

Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held on 5 February 2015 at the University of Chicago Center … Continue reading

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Burial Politics and Intolerance in France

Burial politics and intolerance seem to have been involved in an incident concerning the burial of a Roma (gypsy) baby during the holidays in France. The mayor of the town of Champlan, where the baby lived and died, allegedly refused … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity and Religious Violence, Death and Burial Practices, European Wars of Religion, Historiography of Religious Violence, Human Rights and Religion, Iconoclasm, Law and Religious Intolerance, Purity and Pollution, Religious Intolerance, Religious Nationalism | 1 Comment

Bans on Atheists in Public Office

More than 50 years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that states could not use a “religious test” for officials, bans on atheists serving in public office remain in many states. According to the New York Times, “Maryland and … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism and Religious Violence, Christianity and Religious Violence, Law and Religious Intolerance, Protestantism and Religious Violence, Religious Intolerance, Religious Minorities | 1 Comment

Religious Activism and Bat Mitzvah Rituals

The Temple Mount Jerusalem is often the site of religious tensions and Jewish-Muslim clashes, yet interfaith religious tensions are also apparent. The news media often focuses exclusively on the overt aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rather than religious activism—and sometimes … Continue reading

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A Crisis in Secular Studies?

Religion and religious violence are evoked almost daily by politicians and journalists, who often distinguish between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ politics. Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown University, questions popular and academic usages of ‘secularism’, which often seem contradictory. Berlinerblau argues … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Riots in Pakistan

Blasphemy continues to provoke crowd violence in Pakistan. A recent report of an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post prompted a crowd to burn down the home of a Pakistani minority family. According to the Washington Post, “Sometime on Sunday, an image … Continue reading

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Law and the Merchant of Venice

NEXT MONDAY:   The Renaissance Workshop presents      LAW AND THE MERCHANT:  A MERCHANT OF VENICE  ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION   WITH  RICHARD WEISBERG Walter Floerhsheimer Professor of Constitutional Law Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University     BRADIN CORMACK Professor … Continue reading

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