Karen Barkey, Souleymane Bachir Diagne in Huffington Post France

IRCPL Director Karen Barkey and Chair of the Department of French and Romance Philology Souleymane Bachir Diagne have both recently published articles in Le Huffington Post, in conjunction with Villa Gillet’s Mode d’Emploi – A Festival of Ideas, an annual gathering hosted by Villa Gillet featuring two weeks of meetings, lectures, performances, and conversations which question the world of today.  

Professor Barkey writes, in “The sharing of holy places” (translated from the original French): “[I]t is imperative to explore the sharing of religious phenomenon of sacred space in modern cities,” Barkey continues, “but this must be done with an eye focused on historical, practices and policies that are embedded in such practices. These spaces represent diversity but social and cultural meanings of diversity can often be complex and contradictory.”

Professor Diagne’s article, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” discusses the shared religion of humanity, and one’s responsibility toward another who shares that humanity.

Both articles may be read in the original French at huffingtonpost.fr.

These articles were published in conjunction with Villa Gillet’s Mode d’Emploi – A Festival of Ideas, an annual gathering hosted by Villa Gillet featuring two weeks of meetings, lectures, performances, and conversations which question the world of today.  The festival will continue; detailed updates to the Mode d’Emploi program, in light of the terrorist attacks this past November 13, are available here.

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