The Conversion of Hearts and the Sin of Racism

In Open Wide Our Hearts, the US Catholic bishops successfully describe how racism has historically been at the heart of American life, but the pastoral letter emphasizes personal conversion at the expense of structural transformation.

Traditions

What does thinking about affect mean for the politics of the religious studies classroom?

Body Politics

When we are tempted to anxiety in the face of the success of the wicked, the psalmist reorients us to the Lord.

The Politics of Scripture
PTN Dissertation Workshop Spotlight
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Reading group: Frantz Fanon
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The Face of the Sovereign
Body Politics, Essays
The Three Faces of Ministry to Migrants
Traditions

The dialogue at the 2019 Black Muslim Psychology Conference will explore the impact of internalized oppression, notions of Black inferiority and assumptions of Islamic inauthenticity on identity, well-being and development of Black/African Muslims in the United States.

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The workshop provides grants to graduate students to attend the annual meeting and to participate in a half-day workshop, facilitated by senior scholars in the area of political theology.

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Join a reading group sponsored by the Political Theology Network treating Fanon’s book Black Skin, White Masks.

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Affect Theory for Political Theology

While the difficulty in neatly defining the field itself verges on notoriety, the pieces in this series offer accounts of affect’s appearances and tangible effects, and illustrate the value of thinking political theology in relationship to emotions, bodies and the non-linguistic .

To whom should we, working in political theology, listen, and how?

The recent criminalization of Latinx people has led to a “zero tolerance” deportation policy and consequent separation of children from their families. Can we shift the public discourse in order to preserve the basic dignity of all people?

The first half of our conversation about how white teaching and preaching how white preaching and teaching can change, have changed, and/or must still change in the face of #BlackLivesMatter (the moment and the movement).