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12 May 2016News
Pentecost: Feast of enlightenment
This time of year Christians around the world celebrate the high feast of Pentecost, fifty days after Easter. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is known as the ‘feast of the (holy) spirit.’ A wonderful reference, of course, but what is the significance or relevance of a feast like this in a society that is quickly shedding its Christian feathers? Frank Bosman, culture theologian, explains it all.
29 Feb 2016Direct link
Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing by Paul Mutsaers
Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing: Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands by Paul Mutsaers (Politieacademie/Tilburg University, 2015).
26 Nov 2015Publication
Publication: Freedom of Religion in the 21st Century
Recent history shows that a number of religious claims challenge the neutral state. How can conflicting interpretations of the relation between religion and state be balanced in our world?
11 Nov 2015Video
Refugees and the dark side of ICT
Between 2009 and 2015, 25.000 refugees were abducted in the Sinai, mostly originating from Eritrea. It is estimated that USD 600 million was paid for the release of these refugees. Research by Mirjam van Reisen Conny Rijken and Meron Estefanos highlighted the increasing importance of mobile money and mobile phone in human trafficking and smuggling. This is refered to as "the dark side of ICT".
12 Oct 2015Press release
Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
Press Release, 12 October 2015 -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive.
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