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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







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.

Please RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org



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










photo of professor Kelly Hayes

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






Conserving Consumption: Sustainable Business Models that Work

Shaun Maeyens

Zen Cafe

Becky Reimbold

Proprietor, Just Goods



Moderator: Harry Vasilopoulos

Wednesday, February 28th 7:00-8:30 PM

IU South Bend, Wiekamp Hall, 1001

Learn how local business people in South Bend incorporate social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency to promote prosperity.



Hosted by the Environment and Society: Ethical Foundations for a Sustainable Future seminar






Recreating Cities for Sustainable Living

Sam Centellas

Director, La Casa de Amistad

Santi Garces

Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend, Indiana



Moderator: Mike Keen, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 28th 7:00-8:30 PM

IU South Bend, Wiekamp Hall, 1001

Our speakers will put their engineering and political communication skills to work as they discuss ways they both work to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and resiliency. 



Hosted by the Environment and Society: Ethical Foundations for a Sustainable Future seminar








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