Category Archives: religion

So Ken Ham and Bill Nye debated. Young-earth creationists were the winners by virtue of being on the same stage with a nationally known science educator before a national audience. The commentary has flowed from both camps.  But did anyone … Continue reading

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has released his first major statement on animal welfare in the UIP book The Global Guide to Animal Protection. In the Foreword of the Guide Tutu writes: . . . . there are other issues of justice—not … Continue reading

Influential architect Francis Barry Byrne was born on December 19, 1883. Born and raised in Chicago, Byrne worked with Frank Lloyd Wright as a member of the group of architects known as the Prairie School. After the demise of the Prairie … Continue reading

Nearly sixteen years past her death, poet Denise Levertov’s work and life continue to fascinate.  Dana Greene’s biography of the poet, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life has gained new acclaim with reviews on two prominent websites. Carl McColman writes on The … Continue reading

This upcoming Thursday and Saturday (September 19 and 21) Vincent L. Michael will sign copies of his new book The Architecture of Barry Byrne at St. Thomas Apostle Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. St. Thomas the Apostle was the first modern … Continue reading

Watch Dana Greene on Denise Levertov on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene

D. Michael Quinn, author of the University of Illinois Press book Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example, penned a Vanity Fair web exclusive feature titled When Mormons Go to Washington. Though Mitt Romney and his supporters invoke J.F.K.’s 1960 talk, … Continue reading

The abolitionist work of Quakers during the antebellum era has been well documented, and their contemporary anti-war and anti-racism work is familiar to activists around the world. Allan W. Austin, a professor of history at Misericordia University, answered our questions about … Continue reading

Professor Pradeep Dhillon, editor of our Journal of Aesthetic Education, sat down with the Illini News Bureau to discuss cultural aspects of Sikhism. In light of the August 5 tragedy at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Dhillon, who is a … Continue reading

Douglas Harrison, author of the recent University of Illinois Press book, Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music, is the subject of a new Religion Dispatches Q&A. ***** Anything you had to leave out [of the book]? … Continue reading