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.


Faith in Community/Health System Partnership

Ann Cottingham, MAR, MA

Thursday, January 18th 6:00-8:00 PM

Woody's Library Restaurant

40 E. Main St.

Carmel, IN  46032

Dinner and readings provided.

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

James Rebankspublicity poster of james rebanks lecture at indiana university south bend

Oxford University; Internationally renowned British author

A Shepherd's Perspective: Stewardship and Ethics

Monday January 22nd 7:00-8:30 PM

IU South Bend Campus, Addicott-Joshi Performance Hall, Northside Hall

This event brings to South Bend the internationally renowned British author, James Rebanks, whose 2017 best-seller, The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape, grew out of the vast popularity of his Twitter account richly describing his way of life. The 75-minute event will be structured as a conversation, with questions posed by IU South Bend English Professor Ken Smith and the audience. The evening will conclude with a reception and a book signing.

Hosted by the Environment and Society: Ethical Foundations for a Sustainable Future, Indiana Humanities, and the Wolfson Scholar Endowment

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Publishing in the Digital Humanities: A Case Study

Kelly Hayes

Religious Studies, IUPUI

Friday Jan. 26th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

IUPUI Campus Center, Room 309

The IUPUI Religious Studies Department is hosting a public workshop for everyone interested in the Digital Humanities.  Assoc. Prof. Kelly Hayes will present photographs, video and audio from her fieldwork on the Brazilian new religious movement, the Valley of the Dawn.  An expert panel will discuss new opportunities and challenges for scholars working in digital humanities. 

Hosted by the IUPUI Religious Studies Department

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Announcing new Religion & Ethics seminars

Set to run in 2018

Global and Comparative Approaches to Religion, Ethics, and Political Theory

This seminar will explore the overlapping intellectual goals of comparative religious ethics and global or comparatively oriented political theory, much of which is based in religious thinking about politics and justice.  These two fields are both combinations of descriptive and normative analysis, frequently drawing on religious as well as philosophical thinking about fundamental issues of human social order.

Aaron StalnakerReligious Studies; College of Arts and Sciences;

Hussein BanaiInternational Studies; School of Global International Studies;

Mounds of the Midwest

This seminar investigates how religious ideas have shaped attitudes to the natural environment by focusing on the Mounds of the Midwest.  It will examine the meanings and burial practices of the early Native American peoples, highlight the history of these indigenous groups, and explore the multiple meanings of the Mounds today as revealed in contemporary governmental policies and the American public educational system. The goal is to create critical conversation around environmental ethics and the complex intersections of state power and religion.

Charmayne Champion-ShawNative American Indigenous Studies; School of Liberal Arts;

Kelly HayesReligious Studies; School of Liberal Arts;

Renewed Religion & Ethics seminars

Continuing through 2018

Economic Justice: The Ethics of Doing Business with the Poor

Islam in the Global Sphere (previously themed Islam in the American Public Sphere)

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