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Sher Tareen

Sher Afgan Tareen is a historian of American Religious History. He specializes in the study of religious emotion, with a particular focus on an ethic of responsibility (also known as amaanah) towards the educational well-being of children that is spurred by a feeling of compassion (also known as rahma) flowing from God (li-llah). He is currently writing about the history of the North American Islamic School Movement, framing it as a product of progressive era reforms around childhood that decolonizes motherhood from a pathology of urban decay to its cure.


Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?