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.


 Moral Thinking- a working paper session

Tuesday Nov. 28th 12:00-1:15 PM

IPFW's campus, LA building, Room 160

During this session, faculty will exchange work-in-progress on the themes of moral thinking in artworks of economic success and failure.

Hosted by the Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Success and Economic Failure seminar series

Economic Justice & Leadership: Aligning Business with People and Planet

Julie Savaria

Academic Partnerships- North America at Emzingo

Tuesday Nov. 28th at 6 PM

IU Bloomington campus, Hodge Hall, Room 4000

Followed by discussion of internship and ABP opportunities.  Food provided.

Hosted by the Economic Justice and Inclusive Markets: Ethics of doing Business with the Poor seminar, NetImpact, and Trockman Microfinance Initiative

Picturing Religion and Ethics through Comic Books

Daniel Peretti

Indiana University, Folklore & Ethnomusicology

Heather Blair

Indiana University, Department of Religious Studies

Thursday Nov. 30th 1:45-3:45 PM

IU Bloomington, Wells Library, Room 030

In his new book, Superman in Myth and Folklore (University of Mississippi Press, 2017), Daniel Peretti explores how Americans use the Man of Steel as a model for behavior, a means to express and perform individual identity, and a focal point for community. 

Heather Blair specializes in the history of Japanese religious culture. In her current book project, provisionally titled The Gods Make You Giggle: Finding Religion in Japanese Picturebooks, she argues that religious imagery and ideas animate Japan’s modern and contemporary picturebooks in unrecognized but important ways.

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


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;

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre; English; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; IU East;

Information, Ethics, and Sociocultural Values

Ronald Day; Information and Library Science; School of Informatics and Computing; Bloomington;

Nazareth Pantaloni III; Scholarly Communication Department; Indiana University Libraries; Bloomington;

The Environment and Society: Ethical Foundations for a Sustainable Future

Zachary Schrank; Sociology and Anthropology; IU South Bend;

April Lidinsky; Women's and Gender Studies; IU South Bend;

*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;

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;


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

College of Arts and Sciences; Bloomington;

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;

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

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne;

Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics

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

Department of Health Sciences; IUPUI;

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


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

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


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