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From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony, to the “awe” and “restraint” of the early Christian world, the meaning of “religion” has gone through a long journey. Assistant Professor Sam Boyd shares on The Conversation. Read more
As Mike Pence prepares for life after vice presidency, professor and religious scholar Deborah Whitehead looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician’s worldview. Read more
Global leaders pledged to protect 10% of the oceans by 2020. We’re nowhere close, but a U.N. treaty and lessons from Antarctica could help. Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks and a colleague share on The Conversation. Read more