20150206_Why Prayer_01 "Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer" was held at the Italian Academy at Columbia University.
20150206_Why Prayer_02 NDSP grantee Christine Wicker speaks during the “Covering Prayer” plenary.
20150206_Why Prayer_03 NDSP grantee Ebenezer Obadare
20150206_Why Prayer_06 NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann (right)
20150206_Why Prayer_10 Columbia University professor and New York Times columnist Sam Freedman moderates the “Covering Prayer” panel.
20150206_Why Prayer_11 NDSP grantee Norris Chumley
20150206_Why Prayer_13 NDSP advisory committee chair Courtney Bender
20150206_Why Prayer_55 SSRC president Ira Katznelson listens to a panel discussion.
20150206_Why Prayer_14 The “Covering Prayer” panelists in the Italian Academy’s teatro
20150206_Why Prayer_15 From left: NDSP grantees Emma-Kate Symons and Wicker, NDSP advisory committee member Diane Winston, Freedman, and NDSP grantee Peter Manseau
20150206_Why Prayer_16 NDSP grantee Rebekah Richert
20150206_Why Prayer_17 Symons and Wicker during the question-and-answer session
20150206_Why Prayer_20 NDSP grantee Leor Halevi
20150206_Why Prayer_21 Winston responds to an audience question.
20150206_Why Prayer_22 Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer
20150206_Why Prayer_23 Attendees listen during “Prayer and the Political I.”
20150206_Why Prayer_25 NDSP grantee and “Prayer and the Political II” panelist Ruth Marshall
20150206_Why Prayer_27 NDSP grantee Sanal Mohan presents on the historical prayer practices of Dalits in Kerala, India.
20150206_Why Prayer_59 “Old Questions, New Answers” plenary respondant Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes notes during a panel discussion.
20150206_Why Prayer_29 NDSP grantees Sonja Luehrmann (right) and Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi listen to presentations during “Prayer and the Political I.”
20150206_Why Prayer_30 NDSP grantee Fareen Parvez presents her research on purification prayers among Muslim women in France.
20150206_Why Prayer_31 NDSP grantee Nicholas Harkness
20150206_Why Prayer_33 NDSP grantee John Lardas Modern with materials for his Prayer Expo display on E-Meters
20150206_Why Prayer_46 “From the Scientology Archive,” a Prayer Expo exhibit curated by Modern
20150206_Why Prayer_62 A British Hubbard E-Meter, part of the “From the Scientology Archive” Prayer Expo display
20150206_Why Prayer_63 A British Hubbard E-Meter, part of the “From the Scientology Archive” Prayer Expo display
20150206_Why Prayer_36 NDSP grantee Jeremy Ginges
20150206_Why Prayer_42 An image from Manseau’s Prayer Expo exhibit titled “Talking Prayer Mats and Zendo Phones”
20150206_Why Prayer_48 Former SSRC program director of the Religion and the Public Sphere program Jonathan VanAntwerpen speaks with Manseau.
20150206_Why Prayer_38 SSRC executive program director Ron Kassimir examines a Prayer Expo exhibit curated by NDSP grantee Anderson Blanton.
20150206_Why Prayer_64 A prayer doll from the “Toying with the Sacred” Prayer Expo display
20150206_Why Prayer_65 Children’s prayer postcards and pictures from the “Toying with the Sacred” Prayer Expo display
20150206_Why Prayer_66 The back of a prayer doll and “Hear My Dollies’ Prayer,” part of the “Toying with the Sacred” Prayer Expo display
20150206_Why Prayer_50 NDSP advisory committee member Kevin Ladd
20150206_Why Prayer_45 “Icon Arrangements at Church and Home: A Visual Ritual,” a Prayer Expo entry from the “Honing the Sensorium in Individual and Collective Prayer: Case Studies from Eastern Orthodox Christianity” panel