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Friday, November 16, 2012

CISR presents Omar McRoberts, University of Chicago, "Black Public Religion and Social Welfare Policy: Key Developments in the New Deal Era."

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Location: Geddes Hall, B034

Colloquium on the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion

a speaker series funded by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.

On November 16th CISR presents:

Omar McRoberts. University of Chicago 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Does Religion Matter? Muslim Jihadists, Christian Warriors & Religious Legitimacy during the Maluku Mayhem

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Location: C103 Hesburgh Center

Featuring

Sumanto Al Qurtuby

Visiting Research Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Following Indonesian President Suharto’s resignation in May 1998, the archipelago experienced a series of sectarian conflicts, ethno-religious violence, and riots. Of all the communal conflicts that exploded in post-Suharto Indonesia, the Maluku upheavals in eastern Indonesia were the most disastrous, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and thousands of injuries. About a third to half of the population was displaced, and countless properties were burnt down.…

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