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The Camino Journal

Prof. Bucar’s dialogue of civilizations course final group project was this blog, ‘The Camino Journal’. It gives you a good feeling for their experience!

Published On: June 14, 2018 |
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Prof. Bucar’s article is published in Teen Vogue

Professor Liz Bucar and writer Amanda Randone explore the work of Believers Bail Out, a grassroots organization dedicated to raising awareness of the problem of incarceration of Muslims who are too poor to make bail.

Published On: June 11, 2018 |
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Prof. Winborne and Prof. Delmas are featured in News @ Northeastern

Check out this recent article in News @ Northeastern that feature professor Winborne and professor Delams as they discuss the consequences of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns and whether or not the public should boycott the creative work, be it art or film or other media, of individuals who have been accused of sexual abuse…
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Published On: May 29, 2018 |
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Northeastern remembers Susan Setta, who “put the air in the sails of all her colleagues”

  Susan Setta passed away this past spring. For forty years Susan was at the heart of religious studies at Northeastern. She led the creation of our religious studies major, and developed the vision for a religious studies program grounded in religious ethics and lived religion, one that focused not on dogma and ancient texts,…
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Published On: May 23, 2018 |
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Congratulations Graduates!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, we would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to the thirty undergraduate students who graduated this year (2018) from Northeastern University. Best of luck to each of you in your future pursuits.  

Published On: May 14, 2018 |
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2018 Recent Grad and a Third Year Student Win Phil/Rel Essay Contest!

Congratulations to Isabella Carlsson (2018 Graduate) and Samantha Hirshland (Third Year) for winning this years 2018 Philosophy and Religion Essay Contest!   • Isabella’s Essay: The Problem of Unconceived Alternatives within a Bayesian Framework Isabella Carlsson investigated the problem of unconceived alternatives within a Bayesian framework.  In her analysis she explores whether or not the…
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Dr. Megan Goodwin, who will be joining us next fall as a visiting lecturer, is quoted at length in this article for Vox about Waco

This week commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Waco tragedy, the siege between FBI agents and members of the Branch Davidian religious group in Waco, Texas.  The Branch Davidians were led by David Koresh who has been characterized by the media as a cult leader and a con man.  Koresh led the resistance against federal…
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Published On: April 23, 2018 |
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Neopets was run by Scientologists

Professor Patricia Illingworth was interviewed recently on the business ethics of Neopet, a popular children’s entertainment online website where children create virtual pets and care for them in a virtual society.  Although not the original intent of the Neopet’s creators, Adam Powell and Donna Williams, the Neopet site became strongly engaged with advocates of scientology…
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Published On: April 20, 2018 |
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Prof. Smead has been named the inaugural Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities

Professor Rory Smead, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, has been named as the inaugural Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities. The Rossetti Professor is a newly endowed position for a Northeastern University colleague of distinction who will also run the Rossetti Family Program for…
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Published On: April 12, 2018 |
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2018 Philosophy and Religion Essay Award Competition

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to announce our annual essay award competition. Awards will be given in two categories: Philosophy and Religion.   Prizes: Prizes to be awarded for the best philosophy and best religious studies papers. Submission: March 30th at 12pm.   Philosophy Paper An award will be given for the…
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Published On: March 23, 2018 |
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