Welcome to the second issue of “Discourse”, where our editors and guests take a critical look at how the category “religion” is being used in the media, the public sphere, and the academic field.
This episode, Chris (Cotter) is joined by Chris (Silver) and Theo Wildcroft, both long-time friends and contributors to the RSP, for a cross-Atlantic discussion. After the inevitable discussion of US identity conflicts and terrorism, and ugly manifestation of the KKK in Northern Ireland, discussion moved on to the accepted protocols of trick or treating, and the use of patisserie in debates on LGBT human rights vs religious freedom.
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- SSSR Annual Meeting, Las Vegas
- Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Suspect charged with murder
- Kroger shooting in Kentucky is being investigated as a hate crime
- People in hooded Ku Klux Klan costumes posed outside centre in Newtownards, County Down
- A complete guide to trick or treating – without upsetting any children or neighbours
- Ashers ‘gay cake’ row: Bakers win Supreme Court appeal
Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau refuses to call the site of the Pittsburgh terror attack a "synagogue" because the Rabbinate in Israel does not recognize conservative or reform Judaism as proper Judaism. Instead he calls it "a place with a clear Jewish characteristic" https://t.co/fXbr7QYQFq
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) October 28, 2018