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Fear is a potent political motivator. Though the fear of others has long been used as a technology of power, the intersecting phobias of religious and secular others has a peculiar dynamic in late modernity. We seek proposals that balance an attention to historical specificity by disaggregating the unique ways that the dynamics of fear operate in particular cases while also theorizing these intersections generally, offering heuristic clarity to complex dynamics by looking comparatively across religious traditions, historical periods, or geographical cases. Read the full article »

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NELL BOLTON

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CECELIA LYNCH AND CILAS KEMEDJIO

The CIHA blog calls for sharing of experiences, wisdom, emotional and action-oriented responses to the recent election. Read the full article »

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How can Islamic tradition survive as times change, not simply in new geographic or cultural contexts, but also in new conceptual universes? Contending Modernities launches a project for renewal. Read the full article »

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The short answer, according to the panel, is no. But the conversation left many stones unturned. Read the full article »

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GARRETT FITZGERALD

Takeaways from the CRS case studies. Read the full article »

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In Upper Egypt, escalating patterns of violence along religiocultural fault-lines can be explained in terms of societal separation. Read the full article »

The Karima Primary School has installed anonymous boxes for reporting child abuse cases which are followed-up using an established  government reporting protocol. The boxes were installed as part of the first phase of the CRS Dialogue and Action Project which advocates for children rights among school peers, teachers, parents and the wider school neighborhood community.

Contending Modernities profiles Catholic Relief Service's gender and development-focused Dialogue and Action Project (DAP) in the coastal region of Kenya.

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