Religious studies expert Johan Elverskog told the China Project Buddhist Uyghur relics displayed in Berlin are helping a new generation of European Uyghurs better understand their past. Read the full article.
Austin American Statesman – By Mark Chancey and Marc Zvi Brettler. Chancey is a professor of religious studies at SMU Dallas. Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Distinguished Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University The Ten Commandments bill passed through the Texas State Senate last month faster than the Hebrews through the Red […]
Two Truths in One Heart – Two Peoples in One Land Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 pm in 306 Dallas Hall Free and open to the public. For more information email email@example.com or go to www.friendsofroots.net
Congrats to Dr. Barnard on his new book, Liquid Light. Read the full press release below. William Barnard is a professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism(1997) and Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson(2011), as well as coeditor of Crossing […]
Dedman College News Liquid Light: Ayahuasca Spirituality and the Santo Daime Tradition, published by Columbia University Press, offers an in-depth immersion into the complex and fascinating world of the Santo Daime – a relatively new religion that emerged out of the Amazon rainforest region of Brazil in the middle of the twentieth century, and which […]
Education Week It is a difficult time to be an educator. Aside from the massive disruptions and stress of a pandemic lasting more than two years, even as it appears to be winding down, teachers, school boards, and librarians are at the dead center of divisive conflicts over how—and if—students should encounter issues of racism, […]
Austin American Citizen Originally Posted: May 29, 2021 Jill DeTemple, religious studies professor at SMU Dallas, for a piece advocating how rituals can help individuals and communities navigate their post-pandemic worlds. Published in the Austin American-Statesman with the heading Rituals can guide us in our post-pandemic worlds: https://bit.ly/3yVA1zi About a week ago, at the top of the stairs […]