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The Logic of Sanctuary Conference: Religious Movements in Non-Sovereign Spaces

All-Day Event
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse Bay 4

The Logic of Sanctuary Conference is a daylong workshop on religious humanitarianism, urban activism, and environmentalism, which will think about the ways that sanctuary might help us to make sense of how different faith communities are mobilizing in ways that are not simply “political.”


Panel 1: Humanitarianism: Religion and the Body
Confirmed panelists: C. Julia Huang (Anthropology, Santa Cruz); Carla Hung (Anthropology, Duke); Emmanuel Schaueblin (Anthropology, Zurich)

Panel 2: Civic Activism: Religion in Urban Spaces
Confirmed panelists: Beth Baron (History, Graduate Center/ CUNY); Lila Berman (History, Temple); J. Brooks Jessup (Anthro, Berkeley).
Chaired by Adam Mestyan (History, Duke).

Panel 3: Environmentalism: Religion and the Land
Confirmed panelists: Catherine Flowers (FHI Practitioner in Residence); Ryan Juskus (Religious Studies, Duke); Aaron Wolf (Geography, Oregon State).
Chaired by Prasenjit Duara (History, Duke).

Organizing committee: James Chappel (History), William Chafe (History), Mona Hassan (Religious Studies), Michael Gillespie (Political Science), Negar Mottahedeh (Literature), Luke Bretherton (Divinity School) 


James Chappel – james.chappel@duke.edu
Co-sponsored by African and African American Studies (AAAS), Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Center for Jewish Studies, Divinity School, Duke Chapel, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI), Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Kenan Institute for Ethics, Nicholas School-Miscellaneous Events, Religious Studies


February 8, 2018
February 9, 2018


Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105)
114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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919 668 1911