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When Religion Doesn’t Behave | Discourse! January 2022

How does the media report religion when religion doesn’t “behave”? What happens when religion becomes part of discourse that promotes civil disobedience, or to promote conspiracy theories? What if someone wants to make a robot rabbi or name their child something you think is blasphemous? When religion doesn’t behave — that is, doesn’t fit the implicit idea that it should be quiet, personal, liberal and “nice” — we are given an opportunity to observe boundary-making in the public sphere in real time. The first Discourse! of 2022 is hosted by Michael Munnik (Cardiff), who is joined by guests Beth Singler (Cambridge) and Richard Newton (Alabama) to discuss how the media is talking about “religion” this month.

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⸻ Discussion Topics ⸻
00:00 — Introduction
01:43 — Nikole Hannah-Jones and the Whitewashing of MLK
12:25 — AI and Religion
25:36 — Islam, Radio, and Vaccines
44:33 — Wrapping Things Up
45:09 — Credits

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