• Paradoxes of Women's Equality in Bangladesh

    Paradoxes of Women's Equality in Bangladesh

    Katherine Marshall says that while Bangladeshi women have made progress in girls' education, the garment industry, and other fields, women often remain subordinate at the family level and in social norms. Challenges to women's full equality are often framed in religious terms.

  • The President and Poverty

    The President and Poverty

    Paul Elie reflects on President Obama's participation in a panel discussion at Georgetown about causes of and solutions to poverty in America.

    E.J. Dionne | Something Is Stirring in the Religious World

  • A Miracle from Palestine's New Saints?

    A Miracle from Palestine's New Saints?

    Drew Christiansen, S.J. explains the three main reasons that the Holy See's treaty with the state of Palestine is notable.

  • New Faculty Fellows Join Berkley Center

    New Faculty Fellows Join Berkley Center

    Eight faculty members from departments across Georgetown University are joining the Berkley Center as Faculty Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Governance and Development in Africa

    Governance and Development in Africa

    Patrice Ndayisenga and Drew Christiansen, S.J. respond to Tony's Blair's recent talk at Georgetown where he stressed that "the quality of governance is as important as any other single issue in determining whether developing countries succeed or fail."

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May 8, 2015

Representations of ISIS and the Public Understanding of Religion

What ISIS Really Wants,” Graeme Wood’s much-discussed recent article in the Atlantic, has once again brought to the fore questions about the role religion scholars can play in ‘defining’ religion in the public square.

April 15, 2015

Charles Taylor Discusses Meditation and the Lives of Faith Today

Meditation lies at the intersection of religion and secularity, modernity and authenticity. Charles Taylor, one of the world’s leading scholars of these topics, lectured on the connection between meditation and faith in modern society. A practicing meditator in the Roman Catholic tradition, Taylor began the evening’s event with a short meditation. Fr. Laurence Freeman, O.S.B. moderated a discus...

March 4, 2015

Proselytism and Development in Pluralistic Societies: A Public Dialogue

The relationship between religious proselytism and development is sharply contested. International covenants recognize that religious freedom includes rights to personal religious conversion and public religious witness. But critics claim that proselytism can violate the rights of affected communities to maintain their traditions and can sow division in fragile societies. There is wide agr...

February 26, 2015

Anger and Revolutionary Justice

Lessons for Our Era from Three Parts of the Globe

When there is great injustice, it is very tempting to think that righteous anger is the best response, and even a necessary response. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that the three most successful revolutionary freedom movements in the past century have been conducted in a spirit of non-anger (distinct from, though sometimes jo...

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