PUBLIC scholarship


 

Sacred Writes is deeply committed to amplifying the voices of experts who often go unheard in the public square and to promoting a more nuanced public understanding of religion.


 

CBS Religion & Culture
“Religion and Identity in Young America”
31 March 2019

Produced in consultation with Sacred Writes’ media partners Dr. Mara Benjamin, Asad Dandia, and Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad


As they develop, our media collaborators and training cohorts will share more of their work in this space. For now, check out the amazing public scholarship on religion our Leadership Team has been doing!

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, “Conflation of Antisemitism & Israel Criticism is a Problem,” Religion Dispatches

Mary E. Hunt, “Pope Francis Dithering About Women, Skittish About CopsReligion Dispatches

Simran Jeet Singh, “To Battle The Hate…Start in the Schoolroom,” Religion News Service

Anthea Butler, “Religion and Public Scholarship in the Age of Anger,” keynote at UC Boulder


 

2019

Abusing Religion: Race, Islam, and Not Without My Daughter,” The Revealer (29 May 2019)

Feminist Theologians Bring Wisdom to Fiction,” National Catholic Reporter (29 May 2019)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message for Today,” Be Here Now Network (21 May 2019)

Pope Francis Dithering About Women, Skittish About Cops,” Religion Dispatches (15 May 2019)

Coming to Terms With Mental Illness,” Women in Higher Education (30 April 2019)

Asma Uddin: If We Deprive Islam of Its Status as a Religion, All Religion Is Threatened,” Religion News Service (30 April 2019)

World’s Oldest Marathoner, at 108, Is a Model of More than Simply Stamina,” Religion News Service (22 April 2019)

On Vaisakhi, Making the Spiritual and Long Ago Immediate and Personal,” Religion News Service (12 April 2019)

Women Are Fully Human Agents of Social, Political Change,” National Catholic Reporter (3 April 2019)

Learning How to Not Give a Fox,” Women in Higher Education (2 April 2019)

NBA Star Enes Kanter on Faith, Basketball and Political Activism,” Religion News Service (28 March 2019)

It’s beyond time to stop sexual harassment in the workplace,” Tallahassee Democrat (27 March 2019)

Finding Compassion Amid Chaos,” Be Here Now Network (25 March 2019)

The Conflation of Antisemitism and Israel Criticism Isn’t Unique, But It Is a Problem,” Rewire News (19 March 2019)

Jess Hilarious Profiled Four Sikhs on a Plane. Our Government Does So Every Day,” Religion News Service (18 March 2019)

Mysticism in the Modern Age,” Be Here Now Network (17 March 2019)

To Battle the Hate that Invaded Two New Zealand Mosques, Start in the Schoolroom,” Religion News Service (15 March 2019)

As UN Considers Status of Women, It’s Time for the Vatican to Take Its Rightful Place,” Religion Dispatches (13 March 2019)

How 9/11 Spurred New Jersey’s Sikh Attorney General into Public Service,” Religion News Service (8 March 2019)

Navigating (or Not) the Tightrope,” Women in Higher Education (1 March 2019)

Rome Has Spoken and Rome Is Finished: The Vatican’s Sexual Abuse Summit ‘Failed Miserably,’Religion Dispatches (27 February 2019)

The Private Faith of Black Public Figures, from Ethel Waters to Muhammad Ali,” Religion & Politics (26 February 2019)

Abusing Religion: Polygyny, Mormonisms, and Under the Banner of Heaven,” The Revealer (20 February 2019)

Meet Sadaf Jaffer, America’s First Female Muslim Mayor,” Religion News Service (14 February 2019)

Absent an Imam, Domineque Ray’s Execution by Alabama Disenfranchises Muslims,” Religion News Service (13 February 2019)

Religion and Public Scholarship in the Age of Anger,” University of Colorado, Boulder (12 February 2019)

Prosperity, Politics, and Pentecostal Power in Nigeria,” Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (12 February 2019)

Blackface: Past and Present,” WHYY (12 February 2019)

Kharaqani, the Saint Who Breathed with God,” Be Here Now Network (8 February 2019)

Vatican Sexual Abuse Meeting Is Destined to Fail—To Stop the Problem or the Decline,” Religion Dispatches (5 February 2019)

The Productivity Trap,” Women in Higher Education (1 February 2019)

Why Sikhs Don’t Throw Muslims under the Bus,” Religion News Service (28 January 2019)

Rekindling Our Tenderness,” Be Here Now Network (15 January 2019)

Heavenly Bodies Was the Most Popular Exhibit in the History of the Met: Here’s Why That’s a Problem,” Religion Dispatches (11 January 2019)

Honoring The Memory of Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School Expert on World Christianity,” Religion News Service (8 January 2019)

What I Learned Teaching Islamic Studies in Texas,” Religion News Service (4 January 2019)

Stay Mad,” Women in Higher Education (4 January 2019)

Learned Societies Need Anti-Harassment Policies,” Women in Higher Education (3 January 2019)

Dear Nancy Pelosi: A Hijab Is Not a Hat,” Religion News Service (3 January 2019)

 

2018

Practice of Compassion,” Be Here Now Network (27 December 2018)

India’s conviction of a mass killer falls short of justice,” Religion News Service (20 December 2018)

Simran Jeet Singh: American Sikhs Will Begin to Conquer the Skeletons in Their Closet,” Religion News Service (20 December 2018)

New Film Profiles Boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra and His Fight for Religious Freedom,” Religion News Service (4 December 2018)

Learning to Slack,” Women in Higher Education (3 December 2018)

A Practice of Love,” Be Here Now Network (30 November 2018)

Eugene Peterson and the Imperative of Biblical Literacy,” Religion & Politics (27 November 2018)

Welcome Muslim Congresswomen by Dropping Ban on Headwear,” Religion News Service (20 November 2018)

FBI’s New Hate Crime Report Captures an America Changed by Hate,” Religion News Service (13 November 2018)

Three Things We Can Learn from Contemporary Muslim Women’s Fashion,” The Conversation (5 November 2018)

Believe Women,” Women in Higher Education (1 November 2018)

Dear America: Please Stop Expecting Us to Whitewash Our Names,” Religion News Service (24 October 2018)

Welcoming the Tranquil Soul Back to the Divine,” Be Here Now Network (23 October 2018)

To Overcome Patriarchy, Men First Have to See It in Themselves,” Religion News Service (3 October 2018)

The Flame of Justice,” Be Here Now Network (2 October 2018)

Why We Must Hold Law Enforcement Officials Accountable for Racism,” Religion News Service (26 September 2018)

Sacredness of Love,” Be Here Now Network (13 September 2018)

Catholics Are Facing a Very Real Emergency,” Religion Dispatches (29 August 2018)

Real Change against Abuse Starts with Church's Clergy/Lay Structure,” National Catholic Reporter (21 August 2018)

The Path of Radical Love,” Be Here Now Network (19 August 2018)

The Grand Jury Report about Catholic Priest Abuse in Pennsylvania Shows the Church Is a Criminal Syndicate,” NBC Think (15 August 2018)

Who Are the Sikhs and What Are Their Beliefs?,” The Conversation (9 August 2018)

Democrats Will Lose In 2018 If They Don’t Shut Up About Civility And Shout About Our Democracy Dying,” NBC Think (15 July 2018)

A Catholic Trifecta of Disgrace: Next Step in Abuse Saga Is Due,” National Catholic Reporter (20 July 2018)

Religion and Its Publics,” The Square (July 2018)

The Border President,” Boston Review (28 June 2018)

Finding Radical Love in Ancient Islamic Poetry,” The State of Things, WUNC (14 June 2018)

Earth to Planet Catholic: Francis Papacy Is No Picnic,” Religion Dispatches (6 June 2018)

Sowing the Seed: An Interview with Dr. Nyasha Junior,” Sowing the Seed (June 2018)

This Woman is Giving a Voice to Muslims in the #MeToo Movement,” Teen Vogue (26 June 2018)

This Ramadan 'Believers Bail Out' Wants Muslims to Address Prison Abolition,” Teen Vogue (11 June 2018)

Trump Pardons the Hammonds, Arsonists Who Inspired Bundy Standoff,” Rewire.News (11 July 2018)

Kavanaugh’s ‘Jesuitical’ Response to ‘Abomination’ of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2006,” Religion Dispatches (10 July 2018)

Thoughts from The Lorraine Motel on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Death,” Duke Today (5 April 2018)

The Gender Politics of White Supremacy,” Women in Higher Education (4 April 2018)

Billy Graham and the Gospel of American Nationalistic Christianity,” Religion Dispatches (22 February 2018)

Does Religious Freedom Favor Some Religions Over Others?” U.S. Catholic (31 January 2018)

Sikh Professor and Activist Talks Racism, Running, and His Faith,” Congregation, Huffington Post (6 January 2018)

 

2017


When The Church’s LGBTIQ Loss Is the World’s Gain,” Religion Dispatches (21 December 2017)

The Formation of ‘Religio-Racial’ Identity,” AAS21 (Princeton, 14 December 2017)

The Cheap Prosperity Gospel of Trump and Osteen,” New York Times (30 August 2017)

Sarsour Struggle For Justice: It Is Our Duty To Think Harder Or Sit Down,” The Maydan.com (7 August 2017)

4 Lessons from My First Time Doing Civil Disobedience,” Auburn (28 July 2017)

To Celebrate Father’s Day I’m Supporting the National Bail Out,” Auburn (17 June 2017)

The Artifacts of White Supremacy,” Religion and Culture Forum (14 June 2017)

Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump,” Equinox Pub (16 May 2017)

Trump’s Immigration Order Means Bureaucrats Have to Decide Who’s a ‘Real’ Christian,” Washington Post (8 February 2017)

A Sample Letter to Send to Your Muslim Neighbors,” Huffington Post (27 January 2017)

Religion on Display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture,” Sacred Matters (3 January 2017)

 

2016


Academics Are Under Attack. Conservatives Are Trying To Undermine Free Speech,” The Guardian (2 December 2016)

Breaking Silence on Abortion And Faith,” Auburn (18 November 2016)

White Collar Supremacy,” New York Times (25 November 2016)

 

2015 & earlier


Planning for Healing as Others Plan for Destruction,” Religion and Ethics Weekly, PBS (25 November 2015)

Black Church Taught Me How to Be Black,” Buzzfeed (23 June 2015)

Why Some Black Women Don't Call Themselves Feminists,” Washington Post (24 February 2015)

Post-Racial America? The Tangle of Race, Religion, and Citizenship,” Religion & Politics (24 October 2012)