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Van Slyke discusses coronavirus, Easter in WalletHub article

"I believe individuals are being prudent concerning risks they take and risks that others are subjected to because of their decision making," says Dean David Van Slyke. "Because many faith communities are now streaming online, individuals are acting appropriately to guard their health and the health of others."

April 10, 2020

Burdick discusses rise of Pentecostalism in Amazonia in the National Catholic Register

Pentecostals deeply value the changes their new faith facilitated in their personal life, says John Burdick, professor of anthropology. They are primarily focused on personal salvation and disinclined to embrace political movements advocating radical change.

October 28, 2019

Silverstein to study religion, prosocial values among millennials

The degree to which religion is decoupled from prosocial goals and spirituality in contemporary young adults is one of many research questions to be addressed in the project “Spirituality and Prosocial Values in the Absence of Religion Among Millennials and Their Families.” This study will be led by Merril Silverstein, the Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor of Aging Studies in the Falk College and the Maxwell School.

October 14, 2019

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Thompson quoted in NY Times article about nuns and slavery

"A lot of communities now are very committed to dealing with issues of racism, but the fact is their own history is problematic," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "They’re beginning to confront their own racism, and their own complicity in the racism of the past."

August 8, 2019

New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion and Aging

Merril Silverstein
December 31, 2018

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Kurien discusses multiracialism in megachurches in Religion & Politics

Prema Kurien, professor and chair of sociology, examines how immigrants are influenced by, and in turn shape, U.S. megachurches in her article, "The 'Browning' of American Megachurches," published in Religion & Politics. "Nondenominational evangelical megachurches have become a ubiquitous feature of the American religious landscape, and there has been a lot of discussion about how they are 'remaking' American religious traditions," says Kurien. "But American evangelicalism has also had a profound impact on the church lives of contemporary immigrants and their children." 
January 23, 2018

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