Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

DATE: March 1, 2016 TIME: 5:30 pm LOCATION: Dedman Life Sciences Building 110 Siona Benjamin, a painter originally from Bombay now living in the U.S., will discuss her work and how it reflects her background of being raised as a Jew in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. Her paintings combine the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by Indian miniature painting and Judeo-Spanish icons. More information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Confucianism Then and Now

Event Date: Thursday February 25, 2016 Time: 5:15 p.m. Reception, 5:45 p.m. Lecture Location: Meadows Museum, Jones Hall Join SMU Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Johan Elverskog as he continues the 2016 Spring Godbey Lecture Series. Please RSVP at https://godbey2016.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527. For more information http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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Religious Studies Professor Mark Chancey provides expertise for Smithsonian Magazine cover story

Smithsonian Magazine Originally Posted: December 16, 2015 January/February 2016 issue Unearthing the World of Jesus By Ariel Sabar As he paced the dusty shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Father Juan Solana had a less-than-charitable thought about the archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority: He wanted them to go away. Everything else had fallen into place for the Christian retreat he planned to build here. . . (But) It was there, beneath a wing of the proposed guesthouse, that their picks clinked against the top of a buried wall. Dina Avshalom-Gorni, an IAA official who oversaw digs in northern Israel, ordered all hands to this square of the excavation grid. The workers squatted in the mealy soil and dusted carefully with brushes. Soon, a series [...]

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Joan of Arc docudrama features Jeremy DuQuesnay Adams and Bonnie Wheeler

The Gospel Herald Originally Posted: November 18, 2015 Joan of Arc, a groundbreaking docudrama featuring the true story of the young heroine-turned-saint who led the French army to victory over the British during the Hundred Years' War, will premiere this Thanksgiving holiday on BUYtv. The thrilling new docudrama was written and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Russell Holt and shares the incredible story of how the deep faith of a humble farm girl enabled her to lead her country to victory, making her one of the most revered Christian figures in all of history. " Joan of Arc tells the tale of a simple girl whose steadfast commitment to her personal beliefs and religious faith led her to become a martyr, a military leader and [...]

By | 2015-11-23T11:09:02-08:00 November 19th, 2015|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Religious Studies|Comments Off on Joan of Arc docudrama features Jeremy DuQuesnay Adams and Bonnie Wheeler

Religious Studies Professor Mark Chancey on panel with SMU alumna Roni Dean-Burren discussing “miseducation of students.” Oct 26, Hughes-Trigg, 7pm.

By | 2015-10-26T09:18:10-07:00 October 26th, 2015|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Religious Studies|Comments Off on Religious Studies Professor Mark Chancey on panel with SMU alumna Roni Dean-Burren discussing “miseducation of students.” Oct 26, Hughes-Trigg, 7pm.

LISTEN: SMU religion experts Matthew Wilson and Charles Curran on KERA

KERA Originally Posted: September 21, 2015 Pope Francis Comes To America This week, Pope Francis visits the U.S. for the first time, making stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. This hour, we’ll talk about what his visit means for American Catholics – and about how their beliefs align with church teachings, with SMU religion experts Matthew Wilson and Charles Curran. LISTEN

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Dedman College Alumni Celebrated at Homecoming

Congratulations to Dedman College alumni Bess Enloe ’60, finance educator and the Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters ’02, ’06, ’12. Mrs. Enloe will receive a Distinguished Alumni award while Rev. Waters will receive the University’s Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of an alumnus or alumna who has graduated in the past 15 years. READ MORE

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Listen: Mark Chancey, Religious Studies, on “Impolite Conversation”

Originally Posted: September 1, 2015 Impolite Conversation #3: Religion Curricula and Other Curricula For September, we’re going back to school by talking to Mark Chancey of SMU and the Texas Freedom Network about teaching religion in public schools and about how religion gets inserted into other subjects. And in OLT, Dan geeks out about a new DC Comics animated film and Tim dreams of faster space travel. LISTEN

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Linda K. Wertheimer, author of the new book Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance, praised Religious Studies Prof. Mark Chancey

KERA, Think Originally Posted: August 20, 2015 Teaching Without Preaching Public schools aren’t allowed to encourage students to pursue religion. Yet so much of navigating a diverse world requires an understanding of other people’s beliefs. This hour, we’ll talk about how to prepare students without proselytizing with Linda K. Wertheimer, author of Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press). LISTEN

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