Sunday, April 03, 2011

Religion/Faith/Spirituality: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

[All facets/discussions of religion, faith, and spirituality, including those of skeptics and non-believers]

Abdurrahman, Sarah. "My Detainment Story or: How I learned to Stop Feeling Safe in My Own Country and Hate Border Agents." On the Media (September 20, 2013)

Ali, Wajahat, et al. "Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America." Center for American Progress (August 26, 2011)

Batchelor, Stephen. "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist." FORA (March 19, 2010)

Being (American Public Media: "On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. ... Krista [Tippett] envisioned a program that would draw out the intellectual and spiritual content of religion that should nourish our common life, but that is often obscured precisely when religion enters the news. Our sustained growth as a show has also been nurtured by a cultural shift that seeks conversation, shared life, and problem-solving within and across religious traditions and across categories of belief and non-belief. On Being has both responded and contributed to a growing acknowledgement that there are basic questions of meaning that pertain to the entire human experience. The particular dramas and dynamics of the 21st century — ecological, political, cultural, technological, and economic — are bringing this into relief.")

Billet, Alexander. "Pussy Riot for the 99 percent: on the growing campaign to free jailed Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot." Socialist Worker (July 30, 2012: reposted on Dialogic with relevant videos)



Blaine, Barbara and Pam Spees. "New Vatican Rules On Handling Priest Sexual Abuse Cases." Law and Disorder Radio (February 25, 2013)

Boggs, Grace Lee. "Becoming Detroit: Grace Lee Boggs on Reimagining Work, Food, and Community." On Being (July 18, 2013)

Botton, Alain de. "Wants a Religion for Atheists: Introducing Atheism 2.0." Open Culture (January 26, 2012)

Boyle, Greg. "The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, Kinship." On Being (February 26, 2013)

Carrier, Scott. "Prisoner of Zion." Radio West (August 31, 2011)

Chen, Ken. "Chilly, Obstinate Memory: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Reverse Shot (Spring 2004)

Claiborne, Shane. A Monastic Revolution On Being (July 1, 2010)

Curley, Melissa Anne-Marie. "Dead Men Don’t Lie: Sacred Texts in Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man and Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai." Journal Of Religion & Film 12.2 (October 2008)

DebGod. "Pussy Riot Is On Trial Today." Skepchick (July 30, 2012)

Dunning, Brian. "New Age Energy: An examination of energy, as New Agers use the term." Skeptoid #1 (October 3, 2006)

Eckholm, Erik. "An Iowa Stop in a Broad Effort to Revitalize the Religious Right." The New York Times (April 3, 2011)

Eisenstein, Charles. The Ascent of Humanity. (Panathea Productions, 2007)

"Evolving Faith." On Being (December 30, 2010)

Farrow, Robert. "The Wicker Man: Games of truth, anthropology, and the death of ‘man’." Metaphilm (June 20, 2005)

Friends Committee on National Legislation ["The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. FCNL is nonpartisan. FCNL is also the oldest registered ecumenical lobby in Washington, DC. The organization's legislative priorities and policies are set by a General Committee made up of some 220 Quakers from around the country. FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues which the United States government is or should be addressing. We take the long term view of the world we seek, and the specific policies and legislative priorities we advocate. In our day-to-day lobbying work, we work to identify specific, practical steps individuals can take to persuade the federal government to advance our country toward our longer-term objectives."]

Gatto, John Taylor. "Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!" Unwelcome Guests #631 (November 24, 2012)

---. "The Neglected Genius of American Spirituality" Unwelcome Guests #631 (November 24, 2012)

Gillepsie, Alex, Philip Horne and Sandra Jovchelovitch. "Literary Festival 2014: More Tales from the Two James(es)." The London School of Economics and Political Science (February 23, 2014) ["... readings from the work of William and Henry James to explore the links between psychology and fiction."]

Gleiser, Marcelo and Marilynne Robinson. "On the Mystery We Are." On Being (November 8, 2012)

Hecht, Jennifer Michael. "A History of Doubt." Being (May 3, 2007)

Hedges, Chris. "The Death of the Liberal Class." (Video of presentation at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: October 17, 2010)

Hedges, Chris and Hamza Yusuf. "Does God Love War? (A Dialog on Religion and the State)." Unwelcome Guests #306 (May 14, 2006)

Hiltermann, Joost. "Bahrain: A New Sectarian Conflict?" The New York Review of Books (May 8, 2012)

Isay, David. "The Everyday Art of Listening." On Being (April 17, 2014)

Juzwiak, Rich. "Watch Creationists Talking About Creationism." Gawker (February 11, 2014)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." African Studies Center of University of Pennsylvania (April 16, 1963)

Koresky, Michael. "Consider the Source: On The Passion of the Christ." Reverse Shot (Spring 2004)

Lederach, John Paul. "The Art of Peace." On Being (July 8, 2010)

Leopold, Jason. "Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of Truthout Report." Truthout (July 29, 2011)

Lovan, Dylan. "Funding after evolution debate spurs ark project." Lexington Herald-Leader (February 27, 2014)

MacCulloch, Diarmaid. "Christianity - The First 3,000 Years." Radio West (November 29, 2010)

Macy, Joanna. "A Wild Love for the World." On Being (November 1, 2012)

Marcotte, Amanda. "Christian Intruders: New Law Will Force Women to Listen to Religious Lectures Before Getting an Abortion." AlterNet (March 23, 2011)

Marshall, Robert. "The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda." Salon (April 4, 2007)

Marvin, Carolyn and David W. Ingle. "Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Revisiting Civil Religion." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 64.4 (Winter 1996)

---. Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag. Cambridge University Press, 1999. [excerpt, first ten pages]

McElwee, Sean and Abigail Salvatore. "New Atheism’s big mistake: Debating creationists solves nothing: Fundamentalism isn't really about the Bible; it's about politics. So attacking religion doesn't fix the problem." Salon (February 1, 2014)

McFerrin, Bobby. "Catching Song." On Being (February 27, 2014)

Mitchell, Gregory. "Major Media FAIL in Reporting on the Man Whose Anti-Islam Film Sparks Riots." The Nation (September 13, 2012)

Murphy, Ian. "Militant Atheist for Congress." Equal Time for Free Thought (April 2, 2011)

Nesteroff, Kliph. "A History Of Christian Archie Comics." (June 7, 2010)

Ng, Edwin. "The (Zen) Buddhist Heart of I ♥ Huckabees." Journal of Religion and Film 14.1 (April 2010)

Nightingale, Andrea. "Epicurus and Epicureanism." Entitled Opinions (November 8, 2005)

Nucho, Joanne. "Deep Red: The Color of Pomegranates." Reverse Shot (Spring 2004)

Nuland, Sherwin. "The Biology of Spirit." On Being (March 6, 2014)["Dr. Sherwin Nuland died this week at the age of 83. He became well-known through his first book, How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994. But pondering death was for him a way of wondering at life. He reflected on the meaning of life by way of scrupulous and elegant detail about human physiology."]

Page, Blake. "Why I Don’t Want to Be a West Point Graduate." Huffington Post (December 3, 2012)

Parramore, Lynn Stuart. "God’s Racket: Why It’s High Time to Shut Down the Vatican Bank." AlterNet (February 25, 2013)

Paul, Gregory and Paul Zuckerman. "Why Do Americans Still Dislike Atheists." Washington Post (February 18, 2011)

Pope John XXIII. "Pacem in Terris." Vatican: The Holy See (April 11, 1963)

Potter, Gary. "Fundamental Violence: Protestant Fundamentalism and Violent Crime." Uprooting Criminology (November 11, 2013)

The Power of Nightmares (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2004)

"Psychedelics." To the Best of Our Knowledge (June 6, 2010)

Reichert, Jeff. Jesus Christ: Superman (or Every Man for Himself and Armond Against All)>" Reverse Shot (Spring 2004)

Remen, Rachel Naomi. "Listening Generously: The Healing Stories of Rachel Naomi Remen." On Being (July 29, 2010)

Robbins, Tim. "Actor, Director Tim Robbins Takes Up Historic Vietnam War Protest in Production of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine." Democracy Now (August 27, 2009)

Sanford, Matthew. "The Body's Grace." On Being (May 3, 2012)

Santur, Hassan Ghedi. "On Being A Muslim In The West, Part 1 and 2." Ideas (May 31/June 1, 2011)

Scahill, Jeremy and Samer Muscati. "On Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Private Army of “Christian Crusaders” in the UAE." Democracy Now (May 18, 2011)

"Science and the Search for Meaning: Five Questions, Part Five: Can Science be Sacred?" To the Best of Our Knowledge (08/28/11)

Sharlet, Jeff. "Norwegian Shooting Suspect’s Views Echo Xenophobia of Right-Wing Extremists in U.S., Europe." Democracy Now (July 27, 2011)

Shaw, John. "The problem of the poor: faith, science and poverty in 19th century Britain." The National Archives Podcast Series (September 28, 2006)

Sheehan, Thomas. "On the Historical Jesus." Entitled Opinions (January 31, 2006)

Sloan, Scott. "Hands On Originals T-shirt company accused of discrimination." Lexington Herald-Leader (March 26, 2012)

"Survivor tries to make sense of aftermath of Norway attacks as trial continues." Public Radio International (May 7, 2012)

Tabachnick, Rachel. "The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare." Fresh Air (August 24, 2011)

Torre, Miguel de la. "Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go." Religion Dispatches (October 26, 2011)

Waldron, Travis. "Kentucky Church Unanimously Votes To Stop Signing Marriage Licenses Until Gay Marriage Is Legalized." Think Progress (April 21, 2011)

Walsh, David. "Why has The Passion of the Christ evoked such a popular response in America?" World Socialist Web Site (March 5, 2004)

Wilcox, Kendall. "Far Between, Pts 1 and 2." (December 20, 2011)

Wilder, Forrest. "Rick Perry's Army of God." Texas Observer (August 3, 2011)

Wilder, Forrest and Anthea Butler. "Rick Perry and Conservative Christian Politics." Radio West (August 19, 2011)

Wolchover, Natalie. "A New Physics Theory of Life" Quanta (January 22, 2014)

Young, Lloyd. "Ramadan Begins." The Big Picture (August 3, 2011)

Zogby, James. "Islamophobia and Radicalization: How Bigotry Creates Radicals." Counterpunch (March 11, 2011)

Zornberg, Avivah. "The Transformation of Pharaoh, Moses, and God." On Being (April 10, 2014) ["With a master of midrash as our guide, we walk through the Exodus story at the heart of Passover. It's not the simple narrative you've watched at the movies or learned in Sunday school. Neither Moses or Pharaoh, nor the oppressed Israelites or even God, are as they seem. As Avivah Zornberg reveals, Exodus is a cargo of hidden stories — telling the messy, strange, redemptive truth of us as we are, and life as it is."]

1 comment:

David Miller said...

It's been a very long time since I've read it, but the 1963 papal encyclical "Pacen in Terris" might be an appropriate document for this list.