“_American Parishes_ is a specialized publication of the best kind…”

These are the words that Kevin J. Christiano uses to describe American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism, a book I edited with Gary Alder and Brian Starks (2019, Fordham University Press). Christiano brings the reader in with the following personalized account in his review: We are grateful for Christiano's careful read and positive review that concludes …

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Empty Pews

Invited lectures necessarily get creative during this time! Thanks to the Community of Saint Peter in Cleveland, Ohio, for welcoming me - virtually - into their homes to deliver a talk entitled "Empty Pews" about the religiously non-affiliated. This was a great chance to share ten "storylines" emergent from conversations with "nones" around the United …

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Calm and Fear

In this extraordinary time, we recognize just how connected we are to one another. Thanks to WBIR for the invitation to speak to concerns raised by Covid-19 and the collective network of support its response requires. Grateful to join a panel in-studio as well as doing this interview earlier in the week. https://www.wbir.com/video/news/health/coronavirus/dr-tricia-bruce-talks-about-keeping-calm-as-coronavirus-spreads/51-608effa7-4316-4f8d-8bd2-04a35028176e

The mark of a movement

The trial and conviction of Harvey Weinstein signals an important outcome of global efforts to address sexual harassment in the workplace. Thanks to WBIR for the invitation to talk through what this conviction says about social movements and their promise for lasting social change.

Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture

The Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture held last June in Indianapolis, IN are now available online. They include a written version of an invited panel I participated in on the topic of religion and refugees. Thanks to Indiana University-Purdue's Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and …

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Advance online publication of my 2019 H. Paul Douglass Lecture, “I Can’t Keep Quiet”

The Review of Religious Research journal has published an advance online version of my 2019 H. Paul Douglass Lecture, "I Can't Keep Quiet: Engaging with Scholarly Research on Religion." I was honored to deliver this address to the annual meeting of the Religious Research Association and Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. A print …

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