RPL Event Recordings

Recordings of all Religion and Public Life events, seminars, and conferences.

Video: Leading Toward Justice: Intersections of Religion, Ethics, and Journalism

May 9, 2022

Toward Justice: Intersections, of Religion, Ethics, and Journalism

Hosted by HDS Alumni Relations and co-sponsored by Religion and Public Life, this event series  showcases the unique impact of Divinity School alumni in the world. This panel discussed the critical importance and need for ethical practices and religious literacy in the field of journalism today.... Read more about Video: Leading Toward Justice: Intersections of Religion, Ethics, and Journalism

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Video: Walking Through the Twilight: A Visual Exploration of Contemporary Jewish Anti-Occupation Activism

April 22, 2022

Walking Through the Twilight is a photographic exploration of American Jewish activism in solidarity with Palestinians against the Israeli military occupation. The project explores the interplay between Jewish religious identity and activism, discussing issues of identity, faith, and action.

 

Explore the project online at www.walkingthroughthetwilight.com 

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Video: Decolonize Now: A Conversation about Radical Imagination and Justice in Israel/Palestine

April 22, 2022

Since the signing of Oslo, or the Declaration of Principles, in 1993, the question of Palestine has been rammed into the constricting paradigms of statehood and diplomatic negotiations. The peace process framework not only eschewed the consequential dimension of power from the question of Palestine but limited its possible futures by reducing it to a matter of, at best, equitable partitions. This conversation aimed to peel back those debilitating frameworks to consider how other approaches like anti-racism, feminism, and anti-imperialism could help overcome restrictive binaries and lead...

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Video: A Home for the Human Spirit: Cultural Activism and the Moral Imagination in the Inherit Art Project

April 8, 2022

This presentation chronicled the evolution of the collaborative art exhibition, "Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine." The exhibition, featuring works of artists from the African Diasporic and Palestinian exilic communities, attempts to gesture towards some commentary about both the universality and specificity of conversations ranging from human rights, human dignity, and artistic production-as-a practice of resistance. Follow the Inherit exhibition on Instagram @inherit_exhibit22. This event took place on March 29, 2022.

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Video: To Eat Alone Is to Die Alone: A Voyage into the Lives of Seeds and Their Communities

March 29, 2022

In this talk, Vivien Sansour shared excerpts of her upcoming autobiographical book weaving a poetic narration of people, plants, and other food stories from Palestine to South America, taking us on her journey of establishing the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and the projects that resulted from it. Professor Bahhur explored how stories inform our political and social realities on a global level and how they can be catalysts for a new conversation about indigenous knowledge and spirituality.

This event took place on March 22, 2022.

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A man is holding a large wooden cross in front of the US capitol building, photo credit Win McNamee, Getty Images

Video: Assessing Domestic US Religious Politics’ Impact on Foreign Policy

March 24, 2022

On February 24-25, a convening of Religion and Public Life and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University brought together a small group of scholars and activists to assess the normative frameworks that shape how U.S. foreign policy thinks about the role of religion in world affairs.

This public follow-up event, moderated by Peter Mandaville, George Mason and Georgetown Universities, and Susie Hayward, Religion and Public Life, featured several workshop participants as they shared insights and recommendations generated from the February discussion...

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