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Unthreatening the Sikh Turban – Reflections of Wisconsin Shootings

Posted in Articles, Diaspora, Film, Migration, News/Information, sikhs by harjant on September 2, 2012

Unthreatening the Sikh Turban – Reflections on Wisconsin Shootings by Harjant S. Gill

[W]e must discourage the use of mistaken identity narrative because to an extremist like…the gunman who carried out the Wisconsin shooting, it matters little if his victims are Sikhs or Muslims. We must denounce all acts of violence against any religious groups. More importantly, we must also hold our politicians,policy makers, political pundits and ourselves responsible for creating a climate of hostility and hate… read more: Anthropology-News.org

Political Theology, special issue ‘Ten Years After 9/11’

Posted in Academic Journals, New Publications by santhyb on November 29, 2011

The editors of Political Theology are pleased to announce that the latest issue is now available on the web.  PT 12.5 (2011) is a special issue entitled ‘Ten Years After 9/11’, in which twenty-two contributors from across the religious spectrum take stock of the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath. Perspectives are offered from theologians, specialists in the study of religion, historians, philosophers, ethicists, anthropologists and political scientists. A number of the contributors are active in the area of interreligious dialogue and interfaith relations. Some are grassroots activists.

To continue reading this introduction, please visit: http://www.politicaltheology.com/blog/?p=526

Political Theology Vol 12, No 5 (2011): Ten Years After 9/11

Table of Contents

Guest Editorial
Editorial: An Alternative Vision (641-644)
Colleen Kelly

Political Theology Ten Years After 9/11 (645-659)
Julie Clague

“Do Not Despair of God’s Mercy”: Reflections on the Divine Mercy in
Times of Tragedy (660-665)
Abdulaziz Sachedina

September 11: Meaning in Fragments (666-671)
W. Clark Gilpin

Fragments: Reflections in a Shattered Screen (672-677)
Tina Beattie

9/11 – 100 Years On (678-684)
Hugh Goddard

The War on Terror: Secular or Sacred? (685-690)
William T. Cavanaugh

The World As We Know It (691-695)
Jean Bethke Elshtain

In the Decade After 9/11 (696-698)
Amir Hussain

American by Force, Muslim by Choice (699-705)
Amina Wadud

Keeping Shari’a and Reclaiming Jihad (706-712)
Irfan A. Omar

Osama bin Laden as a Multi-Vocal Symbol (713-721)
Richard Gauvain

The Problem of Religious Violence (722-726)
Alan Mittleman

September 11, 2001: Remember Forgetting (727-736)
Asma Barlas

The Legacy of 9/11: A Decade of Denial and Destruction (737-743)
Reza Pankhurst

Tragedy and Triumphalism (744-751)
Lenn E. Goodman

The Emerging Phenomena of Post-9/11 (752-761)
Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid

Fighting Terrorism through Generosity: The Spiritual Approach to
Homeland Security (762-769)
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The Line Dividing Good and Evil (770-777)
Marina Cantacuzino

After 9/11: Religion and Politics (778-782)
David Novak

Collapsing Horizons (783-791)
Marius Timmann Mjaaland

Mourning 9/11: Walter Benjamin, Gillian Rose, and the Dual Register of
Mourning (792-800)
Ted A. Smith

Political Theology

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India’s 9/11? Not Exactly By AMITAV GHOSH

Posted in Articles, News/Information by Pippa on December 18, 2008


Published: December 2, 2008

SINCE the terrorist assaults began in Mumbai last week, the metaphor of the World Trade Center attacks has been repeatedly invoked. From New Delhi to New York, pundits and TV commentators have insisted that “this is India’s 9/11” and should be treated as such. Nearly every newspaper in India has put “9/11” into its post-massacre headlines. The secretary general of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the leading Hindu nationalist political faction, has not only likened the Mumbai attack to those on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but has insisted that “our response must be close to what the American response was.”

To read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/opinion/03ghosh.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all

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