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International Award Winning Journalist Visits RELS Class

International Award-Winning Journalist Visits RELS Class

Fred Reed, an international award-winning journalist and a respected specialist on religion and politics in the Middle East, recently spoke with students enrolled in RELS 326 Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies.

Reed offered a firsthand account of his experiences in Iran after the Islamic Revolution and addressed a wide range of questions posed to him by students concerning religion and politics in Muslim societies.

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RELS Student's Poster in Stauffer Library

RELS Student's Poster in Stauffer Library

Brynn Harlock, 4th year Religious Studies student, presented the poster resulting from her Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship. The poster, entitled "Beyond Heterosexuality: Examining the Opinions of Catholic Youth towards Sexual and Gender Minorities", was the product of her summer work with Prof. Pamela Dickey Young.

The poster is on display in Stauffer Library until October 30.

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Prof Ascough Publishes New Book

Prof Ascough Publishes New Book

Prof. Richard Ascough's new book, 1 and 2 Thessalonians: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike, has been published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in their Guides to the New Testament Series.

This short overview narrates the story of the founding of the Christ group at Thessalonike through an examination of the literary content of the two canonical letters ascribed to Paul alongside comparative work with inscriptions from voluntary associations.

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Pope of Coptic Church gives Mathers lecture

Pope Tawadros II delivers Mathers Lecture

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, delivered the Donald Mathers Memorial Lecture on Friday, 26 September, 2014. The lecture was held in Grant Hall, with 900 people in attendance, including students and members of the Coptic church from Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

Pope Tawadros II speaking in Grant Hall

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New Edition! Women and Religious Traditions

New Edition! Women and Religious Traditions

Oxford University Press has just published the third edition of Women and Religious Traditions edited by Leona Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young.

Using a critical feminist lens, this text explores the roles and interactions of women within major world faiths. For each tradition, the text examines the history and status of women, family structures, sexuality, and social change, as well as texts, rituals and interpretations by and for women.

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RELS course on Yoga named one of the "coolest classes in Canada"

RELS 322/822 "Yoga in India and the West" named one of the "coolest classes" in Canada

The Huffington Post recently ran an article in which RELS 322/822 "Yoga in India and the West" was named one of the "coolest classes" offered at a post-secondary institution in Canada, alongside "History Whodunits", "Global Modernisms with a focus on Piracy", "Hockey: Culture and Commerce", and 29 others.

Ellen Goldberg teaches RELS 322/822 in the Winter term 2015.

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Ellen Goldberg's New Book Released

Ellen Goldberg's New Book Released

"Gurus of Modern Yoga", a book Ellen Goldberg co-edited with Mark Singleton and published by Oxford University Press, will be released December 2014.

This volume explores the contributions that individual gurus have made to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga in today's world. The focus is not limited to India, but also considers the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora.

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