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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







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; Bloomingtonastalnak@indiana.edu

Hussein BanaiInternational Studies; School of Global International Studies; Bloomingtonhbanai@indiana.edu



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; IUPUIcchampio@iupui.edu

Kelly HayesReligious Studies; School of Liberal Arts; IUPUIkeehayes@iupui.edu





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