This week I had the good fortune to be invited to respond to an exchange between Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University) and Ed Brown (Stefanus Alliance International) hosted at the Norwegian PluRel blog. Hurd and Brown offered two very different takes on a meeting held in Oslo last month at which signatories representing several different nations signed a charter upholding their commitment to protecting religious freedom.
I’ve recently completed a video abstract of my new Religion Compass article, “Religions Policies of the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952.” The article
should be coming out any day now was just published on 25 September 2014. The video abstract outlining my motivations for writing the article is immediately below; the text abstract is below the fold along with a downloadable PDF of the article.