Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian, author and commentator based in Oxford, U.K. He founded the project Free Speech Debate in 2011 to explore freedom of expression issues, including hate speech, from a global perspective.
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]
Rose Engcoy teaches church history at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA and located in Baguio City, Philippines. She does oral history research on the beginnings of Pentecostal groups, especially in the Philippines. She is fluent in […]
Timothy Wadkins is a professor specializing in the history of Christianity and director of the Institute for the Global Study of Religion at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He is conducting a research project, “The Preferential Option for the Spirit: Pentecostalism and Culture in Modern El Salvador,” through a grant from the University of Southern California’s […]
Claudia Lauper Bushman is a professor of American studies at Columbia University in New York City and an expert on the history of Mormon women. She co-edited Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays From the Claremont Oral History Collection.
The institute Church and Judaism is part of the evangelical church in Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz. The Institute sponsors students of theology as well as theologians working in Jerusalem. Scientific, educational and more general periodicals are published and the institute works with nationwide committees and stimulates research into the general field of Church and Judaism.
The Institute for Jewish Studies at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany works with many international organizations to conduct research on topics concerning Judaism.
The Center for Interreligious Studies maintains partnerships with various institutions at home and abroad as well as individual researchers, with the aim of scientific exchange and the promotion of interreligious dialogue.