New Books in Secularism podcast: SECULARITY AND SCIENCE (Oxford UP, 2019) by Elaine Howard Ecklund and David Johnson

It is common to see science and religion portrayed as mutually exclusive and warring ways of viewing the world, but is that how actual scientists see it? For that matter, which cultural factors shape the attitudes of scientists toward religion? Could scientists help show us a way to build collaboration between scientific and religious communities, if such collaborations are even possible?

New Books in Secularism podcast: AMERICAN COSMIC: UFOs, Religion, Technology (Oxford UP, 2019) by Diana Pasulka

More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God.

TOC: State, Religion, and Church 6 (1)

We're pleased to announce that the new issue of State, Religion and Church, published under the aegis of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), is now available. Please visit for the full issue.

Table of Contents:


Andrey Shishkov, "Discussing the Concept of Conservative Ecumenism"

NEW JOURNAL ISSUE> Journal of Religion in Japan 7.2 (2018)

Dear Colleagues,

Our apologies for cross-posting.

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Religion in Japan (JRJ) 7.2 has been published. The volume can be viewed at:  

With our best regards,

The Editors

Elisabetta Porcu and James Mark Shields



Journal of Religion in Japan 7.2 (2018) 




CFP: Religion and Russian Revolution, 26-28 October 1917, Moscow

Religion and Russian Revolution


Institute of Social Sciences,

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);

Center for the Study of Religion, Russian State University of the Humanities


26-28 October 2017, Moscow


International conference


Second Call for Papers


CFP> yoga darśana, yoga sādhana international conference -19-21 May 2016 - Krakòw, Poland


Dear list members,

On behalf of the Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University, and of the Modern Yoga Research website management group, it is my pleasure to circulate information about our forthcoming conference.

Basic details are as follows:


​DATE: ​  19-21 May 2016

yoga darśana, yoga sādhana: traditions, transmissions, transformations​

WHERE:  ​Jagiellonian University, Krakòw, Poland


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