The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study of Religion is built. By broadening the scope of what we can do with “religious” material, we can more broadly imagine what religion is.
On Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM (EST), the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard will hold an event hosted by Park51 and Center for Inquiry NYC , in partnership with a wide swath of NYC-based organizations, to discuss communities for the nonreligious and the role of atheists in interfaith work, while launching two groundbreaking new initiatives: The Humanist Community Project, and Values in Action at the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard. … This event will be co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanist Alumni and major NYC-based atheist, religious, and LGBT organizations: GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), New York Society for Ethical Culture , HUUmanists , The Humanist Institute , Ethical Humanist Chaplaincy at Columbia University , Reasonable New York , Faith House Manhattan , World Faith , Groundswell , Auburn Seminary , Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue , Bronx Community College Secular Humanist Club .
Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center. Following select performances of Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle), Hang a Tale Theater Company will welcome a diverse panel of guests to discuss the history of forced Japanese internment during WWII and the parallels to our current time, when Muslims and other minorities are again fighting to preserve their civil liberties. Panelists will include Julie Azuma (President of “Different Roads to Learning”), Albert Fox Cahn Esq. (Legal Director…
Rabbi Schoolman & Dr. Rashid: Two Prophets, Two Faiths Tickets in New York, NY, United States. Two iconic figures in the Torah, Abraham and Moses, are depicted as prophets in the Quran. We will delve into the differences in the way these two personalities emerge in Jewish and Islamic scripture, what similarities they share and what we can learn about the differences between Islam and Judaism from those depictions.