Future of Religion and Diplomacy

Events

Dec
15
Tue
Due: Early decision applications for Spring 2016
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Due: Early decision applications for Spring 2016 @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Early decision applications for the Spring 2016 semester must be received by midnight, Eastern time on December 15, 2015.

Jan
8
Fri
Due: All applications for Spring 2016
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Due: All applications for Spring 2016 @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States

All applications for the Spring 2016 semester must be received by midnight, Eastern time on Friday, January 8th, 2016.

Jun
1
Wed
Open House for Religious & Civic Leaders @ Newseum (Freedom Forum Entrance on Sixth Street)
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Learn about scholarships and enrollment process in our First Amendment courses that equip religious and civic leaders to become constitutional specialists in issues of religion and public life. Meet current students. Hear from faculty and national experts. Enjoy a light breakfast. Take a free tour the Newseum.

Hosts

  • Dr. Charles C. Haynes, Ph.D., M.T.S., vice president, Newseum Institute; founding director, Religious Freedom Center
  • Rev. Kristen Looney, M.Div., project director, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute
  • Sabrina E. Dent, M.Div., education advisor, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute
  • Lauren W. Herman, J.D., M.T.S., curriculum specialist & instructor, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute

Jun
30
Thu
Fall 2016 Applications Due
Jun 30 all-day
Fall 2016 Applications Due

Applications for the Fall 2016 courses are due no later than Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Applicants who successfully submit their application by 7/31 will be eligible for scholarships.

Religious Literacy & Religious Liberty for Public Schools @ Newseum (Freedom Forum Entrance on Sixth Street)
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Literacy & Religious Liberty for Public Schools @ Newseum (Freedom Forum Entrance on Sixth Street) | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Public schools in the United States have long been a battleground for cultural conflicts over the role of religion in the public square.   In recent decades, however, a broad agreement has been reached among education, civil liberties, and religious organizations that public schools can and should include study about religions in the public school curriculum.  We invite you to join our workshop to learn about pluralism, religious literacy, and the legal frameworks for teaching about religion in public schools.

Nov
1
Wed
Due: Early Admissions & Scholarships Applications
Nov 1 all-day
Due: Early Admissions & Scholarships Applications

Spring 2018 Admissions

Early admissions applications for the Spring 2018 courses are due no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Applicants who successfully submit their application by 11/1/17 will be eligible for merit-based scholarships.

 

Jan
7
Sun
Spring 2018 Applications Due
Jan 7 all-day
Spring 2018 Applications Due

Final notice: Applications the Spring 2018 courses are due no later than Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Only those applicants who successfully submit their application by the Early Decision due date of November 1, 2017 will be eligible for scholarships in the Spring 2018 semester.

 

Feb
13
Tue
Webinar: Religious Studies and Journalism
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute invites you to attend our February webinar, Religious Studies and Journalism: Promising Venues for Public Scholarship. We will discuss how scholars of religion can engage different publics through print and online journalism, both by communicating effectively with members of the media and producing original content. We are pleased to host co-presenters Debra Mason, Janet Saidi, and Inés San Martín. The webinar will include a presentation and extended Q&A.

February 13, 2018
12 – 1 p.m. EST

RSVP >

CO-PRESENTERS

Debra Mason is among the leading experts on how religion is portrayed in the media. She brings more than 30 years of professional and scholarly experience to her position as director of the Center on Religion and the Professions, an interdisciplinary center at the world-renown Missouri School of Journalism that works to improve the religious literacy of professionals so they can better serve a multi-faith public. In addition, she has produced the largest repository of religion resources for journalists, including ReligionStylebook.com and ReligionLink.com. Since 1997, she’s also directed the Religion Newswriters Association, a professional association of journalists writing about religion in the mass media. She is publisher emeritus of Religion News Service (RNS), the world’s only non-sectarian wire service exclusively covering religion.

Janet Saidi is a freelance writer, producer and teacher in Columbia, Mo., working with print and public broadcasting and teaching at the Missouri School of Journalism. Janet recently served as vice president of news at Kansas City Public Television, leading a team of multi-platform journalists and launching KCPT’s digital magazine FlatlandKC. Before that Janet spent eight years at the Missouri School of Journalism directing the newsroom at NPR-affiliate KBIA Radio. Janet has written and produced stories for National Public Radio, PBS, the BBC and BBC World Service, Wired magazine and the Los Angeles Times, and in her spare time she writes book reviews for the Christian Science Monitor. Janet lived for several years in England, where she earned a master’s in literature from University College, London.

Inés San Martín is an Argentinean journalist who covers the Vatican in Rome for Crux. Before joining Crux, Inés was a community manager, content director, and graphic designer for Contá con Nosotros, and worked as a reporter and editor for Valores Religiosos in Buenos Aires. She managed the international press office for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. Inés holds a bachelor’s degree in social communications and journalism from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires and Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

This webinar is hosted by the Public Scholars Project, a joint initiative of the Public Understanding of Religion Committee of the American Academy of Religion and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute. The Public Scholars Project created this webinar series to help scholars hone their skills at communicating with a variety of publics. Our webinars feature scholars and practitioners who can provide tools, resources, and recommendations for presenting in a variety of settings (e.g., social media, news, public events, community gatherings) about a range of topics. To view the complete webinar schedule for the 2017-18 academic year, please visit our webpage.

Mar
14
Wed
Islam & America: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public (Free Webinar)
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will discuss how scholars of Islam and American public life can engage different publics to raise the visibility of their work. We are pleased to host co-presenters Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at ISPU, Najeeba Syeed, Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology, and Asma Uddin, Fellow with the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. The webinar will include a presentation and extended Q&A.