The Pledge of Allegiance and Native Americans

Maya Aphornsuvan looks at the contestation over American patriotism in light of settler-colonial and Cold War history. Israel Dominguez offers a response. This is the second post in our series on indigeneity and part of a conversation on "The Bible and Race in the USA." "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to … Continue reading The Pledge of Allegiance and Native Americans

REL 321 The Bible and Race in the USA

In the journey to become American, communities find themselves having to contend with the Bible and race. The manner of the intersections and negotiations may vary, but the connection is consistent part of the nation's history. This seminar examines the relationship between these two discourses in the American experiment, giving special attention to how the Bible has … Continue reading REL 321 The Bible and Race in the USA

Mapping Source-Places and the Roots of Religion

Business Insider recently shared a thought-provoking video on the spread of religion around the world. Producer Alex Kuzoian used a spinning globe to map the spread of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in under three minutes. A timeline of the last five millennia progresses in correspondence with the changing domains of each religion. Annotations … Continue reading Mapping Source-Places and the Roots of Religion

Racism–It’s not for Saturday Morning Cartoons or Sunday School Curricula Anymore!

Yesterday in my Bible and Race in the United States of America class, I asked students how differently they might read the Bible were it introduced with the following disclaimer: