Agenda For S-USIH Business Meeting Friday, October 16, 2015 Lafayette Park Room 7:30-8:30 Call Meeting to Order and Introduction of Officers by Secretary (7:30-7:32) President’s Report (7:32-7:40) new administrative position—S-USIH Administrator John Dewey Book Award Henry F. May […]
The Society for U.S. Intellectual History is pleased to announce the results of the deliberation of this year’s Annual Book Award Committee. The committee, composed of Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin; Robert Westbrook, University of Rochester; and Howard Brick, University […]
CFP: S-USIH Panels at the OAH Annual Meeting Providence, Rhode Island April 7-10, 2016 The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) will present up to two solicited panels as an affiliate organization at the April 2016 meeting of Organization of […]
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…A look at the history of evangelical refugee resettlement might help
The following post is from Ulrike Elisabeth Stedtnitz, a PhD candidate at the University of Münster, Germany. She is working on a dissertation on evangelical activism for refugees and immigrants in the United States from the 1960s to the 2000s.
A couple of days ago, Stephen Colbert chastened Republican presidential candidates for defending a closed-door policy for Syrian refugees (with the possible exception of Syrian Christians in the case of Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz.) But how do you tell apart Christian refugees, who could safely be assumed not to be terrorists, from their non-Christian compatriots? Colbert’s answer: “If you want to know if somebody is Christian, just ask them to complete this sentence: ‘Jesus said: I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you …?’ And if they don’t say ‘welcomed me in,’ they are either a terrorist or they are running for president.” (more…)