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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

 

 

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Colloquium with Sara Loy; English, IU Bloomington

"Imagination at Work: Test-Driving Agency in The Water-Babies and the Victorian World"

 

Thursday May 2nd 12-2pm

The Rathskeller restaurant, 401 Michigan St. Indianapolis

All are welcome, but please RSVP to Heather Blair (heablair@indiana.edu) so we can get the paper to you and arrange lunch reservations or catering accordingly.

 

Hosted by the Ethical Dimensions of Children's Literature seminar

 


 

Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregationsphoto of rev bobby baker

Rev. Bobby Baker; Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

 

Wednesday May 8th 5:00-6:30 PM

Mount Zion Baptist Church; 3500 Graceland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the "Memphis model" of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

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Hosted by HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar series

 


 

Boundaries of Philanthropy

 

Michael Moody; Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Wednesday May 15th 12:00-1:30 PM

Location TBD

 

Hosted by the Philanthropy and Public Good(s) seminar

 

 


  

Announcing new Religion & Ethics seminars

 

HIP 2.0: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community

This seminar investigates the expansion of Indiana Medicaid in 2015 under the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0. Proponents of the plan stress the personal responsibility built into this consumer-directed health plan. Critics argue that eligibility requirements frustrate people's access to quality, continuous care. This seminar explores the ethics of HIP 2.0.

 

Amber Comer Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, IUPUI
David Craig Religious Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

 

Sustainable Leadership and Governance

Business sustainability is an example of ethics in action. This seminar explores approaches to sustainability that contemporary firms are adopting.

 

Julie Manning Magid Business Law, Kelley School of Business, IUPUI
Kelly Eskew Business Law & Ethics, Kelley School of Business, IU-Bloomington
Steven Kreft Business Economics & Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, IU-Bloomington

 

Those Who Know the Trouble I've Seen: Citizenship and Resistance in the African American Christian Community

 

When it comes to religion and politics in contemporary America, most of the attention is devoted to white Christians, particularly evangelicals. Drawing on insights from both the humanities and social sciences, this seminar shifts the lens to illuminate how African Americans experience and engage religion and politics.

 

Joseph Tucker Edmonds Religious Studies and Africana Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI
Amanda Friesen Political Science, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

 

Renewed Seminars

 

Ethical Dimensions of Children's Literature (previously named The Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Children's Literature)

 

Heather Blair Religious Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Bloomington

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, IU East

Megan Musgrave English, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

 


 

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