Stanisław Obirek, a professor at the American Studies Center, together with Arno Tausch, has recently published Global Catholicism, Tolerance, and the Open Society, which presents an empirical study on the system of social and political values of Roman Catholics around the world. It discusses current challenges faced by the Church, such as sexual tolerance, attitude towards democracy, and anti-Semitism. Thanks to these remarkable scholars, with their new book we can rediscover the role of religion in our contemporary world.

From the publisher’s website: “This book systematically assesses the political and social values of the more than 1.3 billion Catholics around the globe, by far the largest denomination of Western Christianity. Based on an extensive analysis of data from the World Values Survey and other global opinion surveys, the book sheds new light on the value systems and opinions of Roman Catholics. The authors highlight core problems and challenges the Church is currently facing in adapting to the modern world, including Catholic anti-Semitism, religious and sexual tolerance, and opinions towards democracy, while also offering an anthropological reflection on how well the Church is adapting or failing to adapt to the requirements of an open society.”

Professor Obirek has already published several books on the topic: Catholicism as a Cultural Phenomenon in the Time of Globalization: A Polish Perspective (2009); Liberated Mind. In Search of a Mature Catholicism” (2011); and Pole Catholic? (2015).

His newest publication can be purchased here.

It is also available in the library of the American Studies Center.

Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 4:00pm; “From Warsaw to New York”

November 7, 2019

The American consul will visit American Studies Center to talk about pros and cons of work and travel program. Work and travel program allows students to take up summer jobs in the United States and thus improve their English, gain signifacant working experience and earn money on travels!

Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 5:00pm; “Africa Within Haitian National Narratives”

November 7, 2019

During the lecture Jhon Picard Byron from the State University of Haiti will speak of importance of Africa in the development of Haitian nationality.

Erasmus annoucements

1 stipend for a 2020/2021 fall or spring semester at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

November 6, 2019

Due to the bilateral agreement between University of Warsaw and University of Florida, Gainesville the American Studies Center offers 1 stipend for a 2020/2021 fall or spring semester at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Po drugiej stronie MOSTu, czyli jak przebrnąć przez uniwersytecką rzekę

November 6, 2019

System Mobilności Studentów, zwany dalej Programem MOST, jest ofertą kształcenia w uniwersytetach polskich. Program MOST jest adresowany do studentów, których zainteresowania naukowe mogą być realizowane poza macierzystym uniwersytetem.

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New Publication from Prof. Stanisław Obirek

November 4, 2019

His latest publication helps us understand the role of religion in contemporary society, as it discusses current challenges faced by the Church and it sheds new light on the system of values and opinions of Roman Catholics.