The JLI launched a Religions, Humanitarianism, and Development Research Reading Group in February 2020, welcoming all academics and researchers to speak on relevant topics. The group will meet virtually for one hour on a monthly basis to share their research.
October 13, 2022: Erin K. Wilson, University of Groningen, will speak about her upcoming book ‘Religion and World Politics: Connecting Theory with Practice’
- Jason Paltzer, Wisconsin Lutheran College, presents: A Christian collaborative for public health research and evidence-based practice
- Prof. Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs & World Faiths Development Dialogue, presented “Impressions & Indications of Religious Engagement in Development”.
- Dr. Karsten Lehmann presents: Construction of the Concept of Religion in the United Nations’ General Assembly: From Human Rights to Dialogue and Harmony.
- Dr. Julia Berger presents: Ideas, Religion, and Social Change: The Baha’i International Community and the United Nations.
- Dr. Romina Istratii presents: Working with religious communities to address domestic violence in peace and war-time: Insights from project dldl/ድልድል in Ethiopia’.
- Seb Rumsby presents his paper: Hmong Christianisation, the Will to Improve and the Question on Neoliberalism in Vietnam’s Highlands
- John Blevins presents his paper: COVID-19 and the Politics of Life and Death
- Philip Fountain and Edoardo Siani present their chapters: Political theologies and development in Asia: Transcendence, sacrifice, and aspiration.
- Dr. Nalika Gajaweera presents on the intersection of gender, nationalism, and faith-based giving in Sri Lanka: “The Mothers of the Righteous Society: Lay Buddhist Women as Agents of the Sinhala Nationalist Imaginary”.
- Dr. Elisabet le Roux presents her paper, “Can Religious Women Choose? Holding the Tension between Complicity and Agency”
- Dr. Christine Schliesser, Prof. Pauline Kollontai, and Dr. Ayse Kadayifci Orellana, launch their book, “On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution”
- Dr. Namrata Sharma, State University of New York, on Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education for Sustainable Development
- Dr. Xavier Moyet presents his paper on “Pentocostalism, Public Health and COVID-19 in Nigeria”
- Dr. Riham Khafagy presents her paper “Faith-based organizations: humanitarian mission or religious missionary”
- Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge presents her paper, “It’s a tricky one” – development practitioners’ attitudes towards religion
View the Special Book Launch of Islam and International Development – January 14, 2021
- Co-editors Ajaz Ahmed Khan and Affan Cheema introduce the book along with chapter author Dr. Silvia Brown.
View the tenth academic reading group webinar – December 10, 2020
- Dr. Aikande Kwayu presents her book, “Religion and British International Development Policy”
View the ninth academic reading group webinar – November 12, 2020
- Ela Drazkiewicz presents a chapter from her book on “The Moral Economy of Foreign Aid: Religion and Institutions”
View the eigth academic reading group webinar – October 29, 2020
- Prof. Cecelia Lynch presents on her new book, “Wrestling with God: Ethical Precarity in Christianity and International Relations.”
View the seventh academic reading group webinar – September 10, 2020
- Diana Rayes presents on her paper, “Faith-based coping among Arabic-speaking refugees seeking mental health services in Berlin, Germany.”
View the sixth academic reading group webinar – July 9, 2020
- Fabian Winger presents on his article, “More than an intensive care phenomenon”: Religious communities and the WHO Guidelines for Ebola and Covid-19.
Fifth academic reading group webinar – June 11, 2020
- Andrea Steinke presents on her article, “Faith and Professionalism in Humanitarian Encounters in Post-Earthquake Haiti”
View the fourth academic reading group webinar – May 14, 2020
- Philipp Öhlmann presents on the first chapter of his book with Wilhelm Grab and Marie-Luise Frost, “African Initiated Christianity and Sustainable Development”.
View the third academic reading group webinar – April 16, 2020
- Participants discuss Research in Religion and Development in light of COVID-19
View the second academic reading group webinar – March 12, 2020
- Professor Emma Tomalin presents on her new publication, “Global aid and faith actors: the case for an actor-orientated approach to the ‘turn to religion’.”
View the first academic reading group webinar – February 13, 2020
- Dr. Olivia J. Wilkinson discusses her book: “Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response.”