Immigration letter: President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined 47 other college and university presidents Thursday in a letter to President Trump addressing the recent executive order on immigration. Read the letter here.
Dali is a small region on a high plateau in Southeast Asia. Its main deity, Baijie, has assumed several gendered forms throughout the area’s history: Buddhist goddess, the mother of Dali’s founder, a widowed martyr, and a village divinity. What accounts for so many different incarnations of a local deity? Goddess on the Frontier argues … Continued
Complex view of Islam found in poetry of Iran, Stanford researcher shows In a study of Persian literature, Stanford religious studies scholar Ahoo Najafian describes the role of poetry in the context of modernity in Iran. Ironically, those by the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini spoke out against established, strict religion. Facebook Twitter Email BY KATHRYN … Continued
Women remaking religion in early twentieth-century Britain Exploring the intersections of religion, gender and the modern era Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Dickason writes about research by Jane Shaw, Professor of Religious Studies and Dean for Religious Life at Stanford. Read the entire article HERE.
On April 20, Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) delivered the keynote address for the 10th Annual Howard M. Garfield Forum for Undergraduates. The lecture was followed by discussion with Stanford professor David Laitin. Video of the event Photos from the event