News

May 2014

May 21st 2014
Journalist Peter Manseau, a New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee, writes on mindfulness apps for Al Jazeera America in “The Quantified Soul,” a story developed with SSRC support →

April 2014

April 11th 2014
The SSRC Forum Reverberations, a project of the program on Religion and the Public Sphere, has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Religion & Spirituality category; voting for the People's Voice Award closes April 24 →
April 4th 2014
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantees Elizabeth Drescher and Tanya Luhrmann comment for Reader’s Digest in a story on "How and Why We Pray" →

February 2014

February 10th 2014
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Elizabeth McAlister talked to Public Radio International about Haitian vodou and one man’s struggle to protect it from the spread of evangelicalism →

January 2014

January 29th 2014
At Reverberations, the latest installment of a series on yoga and its origins: "Is Yoga Not Even a Hundred Years Old? Part II," by Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins →
January 13th 2014
New at Reverberations: "ePrayer and Online Prayer Rituals," by Travis Cooper →

December 2013

December 16th 2013
At Reverberations: in response to Winnifred Fallers Sullivan's piece on "Law's Prayer: Town of Greece v Galloway," Benjamin Schonthal connects legalization issues to his own research on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers →

November 2013

November 4th 2013
NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann (2012) responds to Leon Wieseltier's critique of her New York Times op-ed columns in a new piece for Reverberations

October 2013

October 17th 2013
Discussion spurred by New Directions in the Study of Prayer meeting continues at Religion Dispatches magazine: "Who Says It's Wrong to Mix Swears and Prayers?" →

September 2013

September 26th 2013
Read about practices of prayer in Quebec in "Wayside Crosses," by Hillary Kaell, the latest essay in the Reverberations Materiality of Prayer series →
September 3rd 2013
At Reverberations, Ebenezer Obadare writes about prayer and identity in African Pentecostal communities →

July 2013

July 1st 2013
NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann's (2012) latest op-ed in the New York Times considers C. S. Lewis as evangelical rock star and the importance of fiction in Western society →

June 2013

June 6th 2013
Explore "The Materiality of Prayer," an unfurling Reverberations multimedia portal, curated by New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Anderson Blanton (2012) →

May 2013

May 13th 2013
"The Ivory Tower in Cyberspace: Is Internet Publishing Publishing?": NDSP grantee Norris Chumley (2012) discusses SSRC Forums The Immanent Frame, Reverberations, and Frequencies as "creditable sources of scholarly research" in an article for the Huffington Post

April 2013

April 10th 2013
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Tanya Luhrmann (2012) opens her series of guest op-eds for the New York Times with "How Skeptics and Believers Can Connect" →

March 2013

March 21st 2013
Op-ed by New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Peter Manseau featured in the New York Times: "In Praise of Priestly Marriage" →
March 13th 2013
At the Religion Program's new digital forum Reverberations, Steven Barrie-Anthony interviews Tanya Marie Luhrmann about her book, When God Talks Back, and her work on modern evangelicalism →
March 8th 2013
The Religion Program unveils the latest SSRC Forum, Reverberations: New Directions in the Study of Prayer

November 2012

November 13th 2012
Read an excerpt from Birgit Meyer's chapter in What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

October 2012

October 11th 2012
The Religion Program releases new working paper, "Mapping a Field: Why and How to Study Spirituality," by working group co-chairs Courtney Bender and Omar McRoberts →