Date(s) - 13/02/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am


The JLI launched a Religions, Humanitarianism, and Development Research Reading Group in February 2020, welcoming all academics and researchers to speak on relevant topics. The group will meet virtually for one hour on a monthly basis to share their research.

  • View the first academic reading group webinar – February 13, 2020
    • Dr. Olivia J. Wilkinson discusses her book: “Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response.”
  • View the second academic reading group webinar – March 12, 2020
    • Professor Emma Tomalin presents on her new publication, “Global aid and faith actors: the case for an actor-orientated approach to the ‘turn to religion’.”
  • View the third academic reading group webinar – April 16, 2020
    • Participants discuss Research in Religion and Development in light of COVID-19
  • View the fourth academic reading group webinar – May 14, 2020
    • Philipp Öhlmann presents on the first chapter of his book with Wilhelm Grab and Marie-Luise Frost, “African Initiated Christianity and Sustainable Development”.
  • Fifth academic reading group webinar – June 11, 2020
    • Andrea Steinke presents on her article, “Faith and Professionalism in Humanitarian Encounters in Post-Earthquake Haiti”
  • View the sixth academic reading group webinar – July 9, 2020
    • Fabian Winger presents on his article, “More than an intensive care phenomenon”: Religious communities and the WHO Guidelines for Ebola and Covid-19.
  • View the seventh academic reading group webinar – September 10, 2020
    • Diana Rayes presents on her paper, “Faith-based coping among Arabic-speaking refugees seeking mental health services in Berlin, Germany.”

Upcoming Webinars:

  1. October 8, 2020 at 9 am Eastern Time
  2. November 12, 2020 at 9 am Eastern Time
  3. December 10, 2020 at 9 am Eastern Time