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January 11, 2022

Masterclass: Indigenous Environmental Justice

TheInstitute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life is pleased to announce a master class for students in the Columbia University community on the topic of Indigenous Environmental Justice:Transforming Sustainability, Empowering Climate Action. The master class will be run by Kyle Powys Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability and George Willis Pack at the University of Michigan.

November 17, 2021

Graduate Student Strike

The Department of Religion respects the right of students to collectively bargain, including to strike, and will not retaliate in any way against graduate students who choose to strike. The department will neither report nor provide the names of anyone who participates in the strike.

Regardless of whether one participates in the strike, the faculty in the Department of Religion are committed to continuing to support and advise all of our students in pursuing their own research and in progressing towards completion of their degree.

September 14, 2021

New Book from Professor Gary Dorrien

American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory
By Gary Dorrien

Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet’s ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the efforts of American socialists to address and transform multiple intersecting sites of injustice and harm.

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