I’m half way the Calvin College seminar program “Congregations and religious diversity in contemporary America” led by Stephen Warner. And because tomorrow will be the fourth of July — we have a few days off! OMG, I feel like a student again. It’s time for some procrastination.
Het lege land
waar keien schuilen
in een grijze waas
en mossig groen.
Het zwarte land
waar een poel de grond
herschept tot aardse
herbergt haar dochter
in witte lakens
en mat beton.
Haar oude land
beklijft in zwart – wit,
in nachten vol van
Haar nieuwe land
tekent zich af in
felle kleuren, een
van een kind.
My dad recently won the Frisian chess championship for seniors (60+). In his younger years he unsuccessfully tried his hand before, but now he has won convincingly with six points out of seven. He acts like winning the championship is nothing, but we, his family, are very proud!
Read more about it on the site of the Friese Schaakbond
Elaine Howard Ecklund published an interesting blogpost on the religiosity of scientists on SSRC’s The Immanent Frame weblog. The post is based on research she already has published about in Social Problems (54:2, 2007). She however does not talk about her research findings too much, but instead argues how universities could better facilitate the public discussion on religion and science. A must read for anyone interested in religion, which probably involves all of you who made it here and read this post 😉 And of course congratulations to Elaine about being asked to publish on such a prestigious weblog.
For those really interested: I had an interesting discussion two years ago on this subject here: http://religionresearch.org/marten/2005/01/13/anthropologists-are-secularists/ and here http://religionresearch.org/marten/2005/01/14/real-scientists-also-secular-or-not/
Conferencing is mainly: meeting people and getting new ideas. The most important harvest of the SSSR 2007 conference is new people I know, and this must-read list. Succesful conferences last weeks, instead of days…
Bader, V. 2007. Secularism or Democracy? Associational Governance of Religious Diversity. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.
Byrnes, T. A., en P. J. Katzenstein. 2006. Religion in an Expanding Europe.
Ecklund, EH, en JZ Park. 2007. Religious Diversity and Community Volunteerism Among Asian Americans. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46, no. 2: 233-244.
Hondagneu-Sotelo, P. 2007. Religion And Social Justice for Immigrants.
Jeung, R. 2005. Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches.
Kniss, F. L., en P. D. Numrich. 2007. Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America’s Newest Immigrants. Rutgers University Press.
Olupona, J. O. K., en R. Gemignani. 2007. African Immigrant Religions in America. New York University Press.
Thomas, William Isaac, en Florian Znaniecki. 1958. The Polish peasant in Europe and America,. New York: Dover Publications.
I’ve been to an interesting session at the SSSR conference 2007 about the process of academic publishing. Several editors and publishers of JSSR and Oxford University Press presented their thoughts on the subject. Some tips & don’ts on how to get your work published. Continue reading The process of academic publishing
Last week I’ve attented the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) conference in Tampa, Florida. Very interesting conference. If your interested in what I had to say, read my post at immigrantchurches.nl.
Don’t leave a blog unattended, when you return to it you’ll find it infested with spam. That’s what I learned when I returned to Forum Fridinum recently. I am working on cleaning the blog. In the meantime, if you want to comment on my posts, please register hereÂ (either with or without a blog at RR.org).
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