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Hearts, Hands & Heritage: 
Quilting Together Bi-annual exhibition, in collaboration with the Community Artists' Collective, illustrating a broad range of artistic techniques and inspirations, shedding light on the lives and experiences of quiltmakers... 

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Religion and Hip Hop Culture
Join us for public events associated with Dr. Pinn's Religion and Hip Hop Culture Course at Rice. CERCL and the African American Religious Studies Forum will sponsor events throughout the semester. more-->

Podcast Series: What's the Thesis?

An ongoing conversation series with scholars in black religion and related fields. During these conversations we talk with guests about their recent publications, their current research and other critical issues in our contemporary world. more-->

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Upcoming Events

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SEP

27

FREE TO PUBLIC

JONESTOWN 

A 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
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6:30-9:00 PM

  • Understanding Black Liberation at Rice
    Houston
    Apr 26, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
    Houston, College Way & Alumni Dr, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Join us as the RELI 216: Religion and BLM class unveils their final project! A mosaic created by Rice students, faculty and local artist, Lanecia A. Rouse. On campus COVID restrictions limit the crowd size. Please sign up for a time slot to enjoy the mural.
  • Honoring Female Bodies, Respecting Women's Rights: Reflections on an African Feminist Ethics of Human Dignity
    Zoom Webinar
    Apr 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Webinar
    Simeon Ilesanmi Washington M. Wingate Professor Department for the Study of Religions Wake Forest University
  • AARSF FELLOW | FALL 2021
    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Apr 16, 12:00 AM
    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Each Semester CERCL offers a fellowship program for scholars whose research presents and promotes innovative scholarship related to the study of African American religion. In this way, CERCL aims to help advance the success of scholarship often considered marginal to the Academy.
  • AARSF FELLOWS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
    RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
    Apr 07, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
    The AARSF Fellows Program provides opportunities for Rice University graduate students working in African American religion to: (1) present their research; (2) add to the CERCL Archive in the Woodson Research Center at Rice University’s Fondren Library.
  • COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANT | FALL 2021 COURSES
    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Apr 01, 12:00 AM
    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Each year CERCL accepts proposals for grants not to exceed $2000 to encourage new courses or the update of existing courses in line with the goals of the Center.
  • African-American Religious Naturalism: A New Perspective on Black Animality and the Diseased Imagination
    Zoom Webinar
    Mar 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Webinar
    Dr. Carol Wayne White Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Bucknell University
  • Podcasting, Storytelling, and Social Equity: A Symposium
    Zoom Webinar
    Mar 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Webinar
    Dr. Travis Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow Rice Academy of Fellows Rice University
  • PEACE WITHOUT POLICE: A discussion on the definition, history, and current politics surrounding police abolition (1)
    Zoom Webinar
    Mar 03, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
    Panel Discusion
  • REPAIRING THE BREACH: How HBCUs Can Save America, Again!
    Zoom Webinar
    Feb 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
    Dr. Hakim J. Lucas President & CEO of Virginia Union University
  • PEACE WITHOUT POLICE: A discussion on the definition, history, and current politics surrounding police abolition
    Zoom Webinar
    Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
    Panel Discusion
  • THIS IS AMERICA
    Zoom Webinar
    Feb 04, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
    A Conversation About the Black Lives Matter Movement in light of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Toward an Aesthetic Philosophy of Religion of Underground Hip-Hip Culture
    Location is TBD
    Oct 05, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
Upcoming Event

OCT 18

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NOV 17

Thurs-Sat

12:00-5:00 pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC


Hearts, Hands and Heritage: Quilting Together Bi-annual Exhibition

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Zoom Webinar

FEB 24

6 PM CST

7 PM EST