An exploration on how the religious right in the subcontinent have always had a hold on street level populism and fostered a narrative of being the choice of "strength" during times of socioeconomic and political crisis. An examination of the latest rise of right-wing groups in India, juxtaposed against other movements of a similar ilk in the rest of the subcontinent.
The Department of Drama and Speech Communication will host a symposium of invited experts to speak about mental health issues and awareness at the University of Waterloo and in the broader Waterloo region. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Douglas Cowan, Professor, Religious Studies, will be giving a talk entitled, "Why Atheism Matters."
We'd love to have you over for dinner!
As a former student at Renison or a friend of the College, we invite you to come back to campus for a reception in your honour, a great meal and a chance to reconnect with Renison.
Using the coverage in the U.S. newspapers post September 11, 2001, this talk will uncover the multifaceted use of the term, “Islamophobia”. Even though the term Islamophobia was used commonly in the U.S. press after 9/11, Dr. Mohamed argues that, owing to its multiple definitions, Islamophobia became an ambiguous term.
Tired of grumpy atheists telling you why you shouldn't believe in God? Religious Studies' Doug Cowan tells us why atheism is important and why society needs the (new) atheists. The answers may surprise you.
Doug Cowan is a professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies at Renison. He is the author or editor of ten books and numerous articles and essays.
This is a free lecture. Refreshments will be served.
Professor Darrol M. Bryant will be presenting his film, "The Traveling Guru," at the third annual BIG I Conference on Inclusive Theology, Spirituality and Consciousness. The conference helps attendees learn about some of the newest and best ideas in Interfaith Spirituality, Interspirituality and Integral Spirituality.