"Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money" Mentioned in "Christianity Today."

Author: Rae Hoffman

Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money  by Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell Herzog was mentioned the Christianity Today  article titled "The Only Bright Spot in American Giving."

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Ruth Braunstein to be guest speaker, March 26, 2018

Author: Rae Hoffman

Ruth Braunstein will be our guest speaker, March 26, 2018 at 12:30pm. Her talk is titled Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide.

Ruth is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. A cultural sociologist interested in the role of religion in American political life, her research explores the practices, discourses, narratives and ideals of activists across the political spectrum. Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review

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Shanna Corner and Justin Van Ness are Co-Winners of the Jeanine A. Becker Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper 2017

Author: Rae Hoffman

Jeanine A. Becker Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper 2017 Co-Winners:

“Global Secular Elites? Religious Identities, Context-Based Knowledge,and Meaning-Making Processes within UN Spaces” by Shanna Corner

and

“Information Transmission in situ: Communication Pathways in Protest Situations” by Justin Van Ness…

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Kevin Christiano is Recipient of the 2016 Prix-du-Québec Award

Author: Rae Hoffman

Kevin J. Christiano, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2016 Prix-du-Québec, presented by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie of the Gouvernement du Québec in association with the American Council for Québec Studies.

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Polarization in the US Catholic Church Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal

Author: Rae Hoffman

Polarization in the US Catholic Church Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal. Edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 

It is no secret: the body of Christ in the United States is broken. While universality-and unity amid diversity-is a fundamental characteristic of Roman Catholicism, all-too-familiar issues related to gender, sexuality, race, and authority have rent the church. Healthy debates, characteristic of a living tradition, suffer instead from an absence of genuine engagement and dialogue. But there is still much that binds American Catholics. In naming the wounds and exploring their social and religious underpinnings, Polarization in the US Catholic Church underscores how shared beliefs and aspirations can heal deep fissures and the hurts they have caused. Cutting across disciplinary and political lines, this volume brings essential commentary in the direction of reclaimed universality among American Catholics.…

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Global Religion Research Initiative

Author: Rae Hoffman

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith. The competitive research and writing grants and fellowship programs to be awarded over the next three years are intended to advance the social scientific study of religions around the globe.  Opportunities for funding are available to scholars at all stages of their careers.  Visit grri.nd.edu

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