Brian Clites, Instructor of Religious Studies, wrote about the 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic church. Although the report did not produce many tangible reforms, Clites has learned through his research that the grand jury succeeded in shifting public perceptions of survivors of clergy abuse. You can read his article in The Conversation, or listen to his 15-minute radio interview on The Attitude with Arnie Arneson. (Dr. Clites’ segment begins about 11 minutes into the 1-hour show.)
Title: Gestational Surrogacy and Hindu Bioethics: The Karma of Genetics and the Genetics of Karma
Time: Wednesday, September 18 from 12:00-1:00
Location: Bioethics Conference Room
Dr. Howe was featured on the New Books Network podcast to discuss her new book Suburban Islam.
As soon as Joy Bostic heard Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy award-winning album DAMN., she knew she had to develop a class around it. It became the basis for her well-received “Religion and Popular Culture” course. Though the standard course registration timing had passed, she listed the course online as an option for students. By the next morning, she received a call from the department assistant asking if she wanted to put a cap on registrations; nearly 50 students had already signed up. In the fall 2017 course, Bostic and her students examined the religious aspects of Lamar’s work. The course became a new take on similar concepts she had discussed in another of her popular classes, one exploring singer-songwriter Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, which was first offered in spring 2017 and is being taught again this semester.
Faculty Work-in-Progress: American Muslim Students during the Cold War
Date: Tue. March 5th, 2019, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested.
Dr. Bostic will be presenting as part of Inspiring Change through Truth Telling: A Social Justice Teach-In on Saturday, February 9. Dr. Bostic’s presentation, titled “God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in Religion and Hip Hop, will be held from 1:40-2:35 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Atrium. For more information, please visit https://case.edu/socialjustice/programs-and-events/upcoming-events.
Justine Howe portrays the experiences and aspirations of an American Muslim community
By Arthur Evenchik