Eighth Academic Reading Group Session – Wrestling with God: Ethical Precarity in Christianity and International Relations

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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.

On October 29, 2020, JLI held a webinar where Prof. Cecelia Lynch, Professor of Political Science at the University California, Irvine, presented on her new book, “Wrestling with God: Ethical Precarity in Christianity and International Relations.” In this new book, Prof. Lynch investigates Christian ethical decision-making and acting in international exchanges both from a historical perspective and through to “contemporary Christian humanitarian negotiations of religious pluralism.” You can find a preview of the book here.

Prof. Alastair Ager, Director of the Institute of Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, responded and commented on the themes brought up in Prof. Lynch’s work and tied them into his own and others’ work on religions and humanitarianism.

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