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Sinterklaas, Zwarte Piet and the Ethics of Public Debate

Date:15 November 2013
Author:Religion Factor

Sinterklaas and his somewhat controversial helper Zwarte Piet arrive in the Netherlands tomorrow, marking the start of the festive season. In today’s post, Erik Meinema and Erin Wilson offer thoughts from both Dutch and non-Dutch perspectives on various dimensions...

Allergic Reaction to “The Religious Other” or just a Neurobiological Fact?

Date:25 June 2013
Author:Religion Factor

Neurobiology, Social influence and its impact on our capacity to empathize.

Religious authority and social media: old wine in new bags?

Date:31 October 2012
Author:Maria Vliek
The Protestant Church in the Netherlands recently added a ‘social media guide for ministers and pastoral workers’ to its professional code. The guide encourages the use of social media like Facebook and Twitter as a communication channel, acknowledging its potential to reach new audiences. But it also highlights certain risks – in particular, the difficulty of maintaining an online identity that supports a church official’s professional credibility and authority.