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We are an interdisciplinary association of scholars, academic programs, and research centers drawn from the eight campuses of Indiana University.

We support the Religion and Ethics Seminars and sponsor events relating to religion, ethics, and values.





NEWS & EVENTS







**Call for Proposals**



We are now accepting proposals for Religion and Ethics Seminars to run next year, Spring 2018 through Fall 2018. In connection to our RRRIJ initiative, we are particularly interested in proposals relating to race and/or ethnicity, though we maintain our interest in supporting seminars on a variety of topics.  You’ll find additional details here










photo of the education and arts building at IUSB

Systems Thinking for Prosperity on a Finite Planet

Dr. Heather Reynolds

Associate Professor of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington



Wednesday, Sept 13 7:-8:30 pm

IU South Bend, Education and Arts Building, 1011

Dr. Reynolds’ talk will lay out the rationale and conceptual framework for ecological economics as an essential paradigm shift for prosperity on a finite planet.  She will also discuss the need for systems thinking as an essential aspect of public literacy about sustainability.



Hosted by THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY: ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE seminar series






Clinicians and Religion

Alex Lion, MD, Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,

Indiana University and Ethics Fellow, Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics



Thursday Sept. 21st 6-8pm

Woody's Library Restaurant

40 E Main St. Carmel, IN

Dinner and books provided, please RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org (Sarah Rush)

  • How do the belief and religious experience of clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc) affect their delivery of healthcare?
  • What role should clinician beliefs play in the refusal to participate in controversial religious practices, such as abortion or terminal sedation?



Hosted by the Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics seminar






Ethics All Around Us: Current Research on 19th Century & Contemporary Experiences for Children



Tuesday September 26th 11:15AM - 1:15PM

IU Bloomington, GISB Building, Room 3067



Research Roundtable and lunch with Alisa Clapp-Itnyre (IU East, English); Megan Musgrave (IUPUI, English and Native American Studies); Rebekah Sheldon (IUB, English)



Hosted by The Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Children's Literature seminar series






The Urban Landscape as Art Spacephoto of giant art structure photo of a woman, water element

Brian Payne

President and CEO Central Indiana Community Foundation

Starla Hart

Program Officer with Local Initiatives Support Corporation Indianapolis



Thursday September 28th 4:00-6:00 PM

IUPUI University Library, UL 4115P

There are a limited number of seats; please register for this event here.



Hosted by the Ethics, Values, and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts seminar series






Emergent Best Practices in Public Art and Designphoto of orange and white futuristic designs

Richard McCoy

Director Landmark Columbus



Tuesday October 10th 4:00-6:00 PM

IUPUI University Library, UL 4115P

There are a limited number of seats; please register for this event here.



Hosted by the ETHICS, VALUES, AND PRACTICES OF PUBLIC ART IN URBAN CONTEXTS seminar series






Impact Investingphoto of a building on IU Bloomington's campus called Hodge Hall

John Duong

Lumina Foundations' Director of Lumina Impact Ventures

Holiday Hart McKiernan

Lumina Foundations' Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer



Monday October 16th 7 PM

IU Bloomington, Hodge Hall, Room 1046

Food Provided.



Sponsored by the Economic Justice and Inclusive Markets: The Ethics of Doing Business with the Poor seminar series & NetImpact, and the Trockman Microfinance Initiative student groups.






Andrew Kopec and Stephen Buttes

Reading Group Discussion



Tuesday October 17th 12-1:15pm

IPFW Campus; LA 160

Assistant Professors Andrew Kopec and Steve Buttes will host a reading group to discuss several films, poems and essays that explore the relationship between ideas of morality and notions of economic success and economic failure in the 19th Century U.S. The session will introduce ideas motivating the seminar and invite students and faculty to engage in conversation about these texts as well as those at the center of their own work.



Hosted by the MORAL THINKING IN ARTWORKS OF ECONOMIC SUCCESS AND ECONOMIC FAILURE seminar series






photo of the education and arts building at iu south bend

Wéwéné Zhechgéwen: A Good Way of Doing Things

Dr. Jennifer Kanine

Director of Natural Resource for the Pokagon Band

Jason S. Wesaw

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer



Wednesday, Oct 18 7:00-8:30 pm

IU South Bend, Education and Arts Building, 1011

The speakers at this event will discuss Potawatomi heritage, culture, and traditional ecological knowledge and values



Hosted by THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY: ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE seminar series






photo of moustafa bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi

Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Columnist for The Guardian



How Does it Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America

Thursday October 19th from 2:30-3:45pm

Bloomington campus, Woodburn Hall, Room 104

Faculty and student discussion with Professor Moustafa Bayoumi regarding his highly-acclaimed, best-selling book How Does it Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America.

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This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

Thursday October 19th at 5:30pm

Bloomington Campus, Hodge Hall, Room 2075

Bayoumi will discuss what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect that surveillance has had on how they live their lives. To be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people hold. Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.  This Muslim American Life was awarded the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award.



Sponsored by the Islam in the American Public Sphere seminar






Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else) Film Screening



photo from the film showing a valley and indigenious peoples homes

Monday October 23rd 6 PM

IU Bloomington, Hodge Hall, Room 1000

The water-rich highlands of the Colombian Páramo de Santurbán are nearly pristine, evidently preserved by the traditional mining communities inhabiting the region. The delicate balance maintained between economic needs, exploitable natural resources, and environmental protection has recently been disrupted by the arrival of foreign large-scale mining companies. Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else) transports its audiences to this remote region of Colombia in order to provide complex insights into the conflicts between local people, foreign companies and environmentalists over the proper use of Colombia’s natural treasures.

Food provided.



Professor Christina Ochoa discussion following the film (7 PM)

Executive Producer and Director Ochoa will talk about Economic Activity and Human Well-Being's Impact on indigenous people following the film's screening.



Hosted by the Economic Justice and Inclusive Markets: The Ethics of Doing Business with the Poor seminar series






Leah Gunning Francisphoto of leah gunning francis smiliing

Vice President Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Christian Education and Practical Theology at Christian Theological Seminary



From Ferguson to Charlottesville: Standing at the Crossroads of Faith and Justice

Thursday Nov. 2nd at 4:30 PM

IUPUI Multicultural Center, UC 104

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson reignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, with many St. Louis-area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today’s Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis was among the activists while she was a seminary professor in St. Louis. Her book, Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community, is based on interviews with more than two dozen faith leaders and movement organizers. It takes us behind the scenes of the continuing protests. Dr. Francis will discuss her book and the continuing relevance of the lessons that can be learned from Ferguson.



Co-hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center, the IUPUI Africana Studies Program, and the IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society






Spiritual Practices, Sustainable Choicesphoto of the education and arts building at IU south bend

Fr. Terry Ehrman

Asst Director for Life Sciences Research and Outreach, University of ND

Krista Bailey

Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, IU South Bend



Wednesday, Nov 8th 7:00-8:30 pm

IU South Bend, Education and Arts building, 1011



Hosted by THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY: ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE seminar series












WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW RELIGION AND ETHICS SEMINARS. 



They will run Fall 2017 through Spring 2018





The Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Children's Literature

Heather Blair; Religious Studies; College of Arts and Sciences; Bloomington; heablair@indiana.edu

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre; English; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; IU East; aclappit@indiana.edu



Information, Ethics, and Sociocultural Values

Ronald Day; Information and Library Science; School of Informatics and Computing; Bloomington; roday@indiana.edu

Nazareth Pantaloni III; Scholarly Communication Department; Indiana University Libraries; Bloomington; nazapant@indiana.edu



The Environment and Society: Ethical Foundations for a Sustainable Future

Zachary Schrank; Sociology and Anthropology; IU South Bend; zschrank@iusb.edu

April Lidinsky; Women's and Gender Studies; IU South Bend; alidinsk@iusb.edu





*Fall event details coming soon!*










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ANNOUNCING 2017 Religion and Ethics Seminars



Economic justice and inclusive markets: The ethics of doing business with the poor

Kelly R Eskew; Business Law and Ethics; Kelley School of Business;
Bloomington; kreskew@indiana.edu

Philip T. Powell, PhD; Business Economics; Kelley School of Business;


Environmental Justice

Gabriel Filippelli; Professor of Earth Sciences; School of Science;

Carlton M Waterhouse; Professor of Law; McKinney School of Law;


Islam in the American Public Sphere

Asma Afsaruddin; Near Eastern Languages & Cultures; School of Global and International Studies;

Bloomington; aafsarud@indiana.edu



Abdulkader Sinno; Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures;

College of Arts and Sciences; Bloomington; asinno@indiana.edu



Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Success and Economic Failure

Stephen Buttes; International Language and Culture Studies; College of Arts and Sciences;

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; buttess@ipfw.edu



Andrew Kopec; Department of English and Linguistics; College of Arts and Sciences;

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; kopeca@ipfw.edu



Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics

Amber Comer; Assistant Professor IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences;

Department of Health Sciences; IUPUI; comer@iu.edu



Alexia Torke; Associate Professor Department of Medicine; IU School of Medicine;

IUPUI; atorke@iu.edu



The Ethics, Values and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts

Jason M. Kelly; History/Arts & Humanities Institute; School of Liberal Arts;

IUPUI; Jaskelly@iupui.edu



Pamela Napier; Visual Communication Design Department; Herron School of Art;

IUPUI; pcnapier@iupui.edu