Podcasts and Videos
The Institute for Communication and Religion's podcasts and videos hosts the brightest scholars, journalists and other leading experts for discussions on how communication and religion influence each other and society. The Institute is hosted by Seton Hall University's College of Communication and The Arts.
The Institute's podcast, Inter/Sections, in partnership with the Journal of Interreligious Studies, features conversations about the field, and spotlights the ideas and practices of interfaith/interreligious scholars, educators, leaders, and community organizers. The Journal of Interreligious Studies is a collaborative publication of Boston University School of Theology, Hebrew College and Hartford Seminary.
On Friday, August 14, 2020, the Institute for Communication and Religion (ICR) co-hosted the International Gita Symposium 2020 with Singapore's Gita Jayanti Committee. This virtual forum "The Bhagavad Gita and Humanity Today" brought international scholars and faith leaders together to explore practical wisdom shared in the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu spiritual masterpiece.
Swami Makes History with Religious Harmony Event
The Institute for Communication and Religion hosted Swami Sarvapriyananda, the leader of the oldest Hindu organization in the U.S., to discuss the Hindu perspective on how all religions can coexist. The event marked the first time that a Hindu dignitary visited Seton Hall University for a public lecture.
Religious Harmony: Community, Communication, Collaboration
Living Word Project
An evening of interfaith student poetry performances, including poetry, dance, song and musical interpretations of the experience of faith. The Living Word Project uses the artistic process as a scaffold for dialogue, providing a vital way for students, faculty, and alums to live in-conversation. Angela Kariotis Kotsonis, Living Word Director. Jon Radwan, ICR Director.
The Living Word Project
Interview with Dr. Athar Murtuza, Stillman School of Business
Periodic telecommunications blackouts and related current events in Kashmir demonstrate complex interconnections between religious identity, state and federal governance, nationalism, and military solutions to social challenges. For the ICR’s second installment of our series on Kashmir, student journalist Evando Thompson interviews Dr. Athar Murtuza of the Stillman School of Business to learn about how communication and religions help drive culture.
Heidi Campbell on Digital Religion
In the Institute for Communication and Religion's inaugural podcast, renowned scholar Dr. Heidi Campbell discusses digital religion and cutting-edge research on memes.
Interview with Dr. Ashok Kaul of Banaras Hindu University
The recent telecommunications blackout and related current events in Kashmir demonstrate complex interconnections between religious identity, state and federal governance, nationalism, and military solutions to social challenges. Student journalist Alyssa Veltre interviews Dr. Ashok Kaul of Banaras Hindu University to learn about how communication and religions help drive culture. This program is the first in a series of three interviews with international experts addressing Kashmir. Listen to the podcast featuring Dr. Ashok here »
Fragmented Kashmir: Cultural Engagement, Political Mystification, and Disillusionment
The Institute for Communication and Religion hosted a scholarly panel entitled “Fragmented Kashmir: Cultural Enragement, Political Mystification, and Disillusionment.” Current events in Kashmir demonstrate complex interconnections between religious identity, state and federal governance, nationalism, and military solutions to social challenges. Featured speakers were Dr. Ashok Kaul from Banaras Hindu University - India, Dr. Amrita Ghosh collaborating from Linnaeus University - Sweden, and Seton Hall’s own Dr. Athar Murtuza. Listen to the podcast about Fragmented Kashmir »
Lilly Conference on Communication, Religion and U.S. Election
In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, the Institute for Communication and Religion hosted a three-day virtual conference "Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election" October 21 through October 23, 2020. Funded by the Lilly Fellows Program, this event brought together experts in the fields of communication, religious studies & political science to Seton Hall.
Internet Memes and American Civil Religion
Texas A&M's Professor Heidi Campbell speaks about internet memes and how digital media is used to represent different religious ideas in the public sphere.
Practices That Matter: The Faith and Politics of Dorothy Day
Ronald C. Arnett, Ph.D., a Chair and Professor of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, the Patricia Doherty Yoder, and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics at Duquesne University, explains how Dorothy Day, a journalist and social activist, used her faith to advocate for others.
Trump, the 2020 Election and the Limits of Ideology Theory
Seton Hall Professor of Political Science Robert Pallitto explores ideological phenomena associated with the 2020 presidential race.
Catholics, the Media and the 2020 Presidential Election
Seton Hall Professor of Political Science Jo Renee Formicola examines how critical a factor is religion in U.S. elections.
Judaism and Christianity in the 2020 Election
Peter Beinart and Jon Radwan, with Host McKenna Schray, answered questions received ahead of time from attendees, focusing on the topic of the conference: How does communication and religion come into play during a presidential election?
Q&A session with Ronald C. Arnett, Ph.D.
After the conclusion of the "Communication and Religion in the 2020 Election" Conference, Arnett answered additional questions submitted by registrants of the event.