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BAKER INSTITUTE STUDENT FORUM -- SPRING ...

April 3, 2012

The Student Forum, in conjunction with Rice University Young Democrats and Rice Conservative Forum, debate recent controversy ...

RELIGION IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS

January 19, 2012

The Texas Freedom Network, the Baker Institute and Rice University co-sponsor a half-day symposium examining the interplay ...

BAKER INSTITUTE STUDENT FORUM — THE ...

April 4, 2011

Religion scholar Sean Oliver-Dee, Ph.D., shares his thoughts on the delicate balance in crafting policy that can ...

EDUCATING FOR A "CHRISTIAN AMERICA"? BIBLE ...

February 24, 2011

Mark Chancey, religious studies professor at Southern Methodist University, explores the implications that debates over teaching religion ...

TRANSNATIONAL RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM IN THE NEW ...

December 9, 2010

Joshua D. Hendrick of the University of Oregon discusses how the Gülen Movement has affected 21st century ...

SCIENCE VS. RELIGION: WHAT SCIENTISTS REALLY ...

April 7, 2010

Rice professor and author Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D., discusses and signs copies of her new book, "Science ...

FAITH-BASED DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL SECURITY

April 8, 2009

Douglas Johnston addresses the role that religion plays in human cultures, and how respecting that role can ...

Policy Responses to Suicide Attacks by ...

October 19, 2006

David Cook is assistant professor of religious studies at Rice University specializing in Islam. His areas of ...

Integration or Exclusion: The Headscarf Ban ...

November 8, 2004

Should conspicuous religious symbols be allowed in France's public schools?

The Qur'anic Worldview: A Womanist Perspective

April 21, 2003

Azizah Y. Al-Hibri discusses the status of the interpretation of the Qur'an and the perspective shaped by ...

The South, Religion, and Public Policy

March 24, 2003

Four scholars from Rice University discussed the role of religion in politics in the American South.

To Train Up a Child--Religious Conservatives ...

February 5, 2002

Speakers discuss the movement of conservative Christians -- popularly known as the Religious Right -- to bring ...

With God on Their Side: The ...

October 30, 2001

Any longstanding religion may experience outcroppings of the fundamentalist impulse, the desire to return to some imagined ...

How to Do Religion and Diplomacy: ...

Nov. 17, 2016

Shaun Casey, U.S. special representative for religion and global affairs, explains how the State Department effectively incorporated ...