"No Ban" by Laurie Shaull CC BY-SA 2.0

Troubling Islamophobia: Redefining the Conversation on Anti-Muslim Violence

Without a sustained focus on material inequalities and repressive state power, the conversation on Islamophobia too easily slips into a mealy-mouthed appeal to diversity and tolerance.

Body Politics

The reader should take away from this special issue the sense that the basic dichotomy of “the West” versus “China” needs to be reformulated. While the West has much to learn from listening to non-Western voices, the work of actually listening reveals that such sharp distinctions do more harm than good.

Traditions

Just as asylum seekers fill US migrant detention centers, so too this week’s lectionary readings address social injustices faced by the stranger and the poor. Both readings present consequences for those who fail to extend hospitality to the vulnerable other.

The Politics of Scripture
Decolonizing a Concept Come of Age
Body Politics
Teaching in Times of State Violence
Justice
Political Theological Resistance in Hong Kong
Quick Takes
Sound Off: Recent Violence in Sacred Spaces
Quick Takes

This special issue on “Human Dignity, Religion, and Rights in Contemporary China” features debates over religion and politics in China today. Political theology in China raises many questions that western readers will find familiar, but the Chinese context often requires different answers, so that gaining familiarity with the Chinese discussion can broaden our view of the available options at the intersection of religion and politics.

Around the Network

New issues from the twentieth year of our journal feature articles on Hobbes, poverty, Indonesia, and more, as well as a special issue on Christos Yannaras.

Around the Network

The essays sought will both demonstrate ongoing ethnographic research and address the questions of the call: how to relate the post-liberal and liberationist motivations behind this work, and/or the gap between fact and norm.

Around the Network

Islamophobia and Political Theology

This round robin symposium showcases the work of three emerging leaders in scholarly research on Islamophobia: a political theorist, an anthropologist, and a sociologist. They each share a commitment to challenge injustice through scholarship even as they differ in approach.

Body Politics

Globalized religions like Christianity and Islam speak of their communions as universal and welcoming of all people, yet are often caught up in the nationalist and protectionist discourses of individual nations.

Is the framework of religious freedom suitable for the protection of American Indian sacred lands?

States of Exception

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).