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Religious Studies News & Events

Religious Studies News & Events

  •  NEW Course to Consider

    Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

    TESP 108: Human Trafficking & Christian Ethics
    Karen Peterson-Iyer
    MWF 1-2:05PM – Kenna 306

    This course will examine the global phenomenon of human trafficking - specifically sex trafficking and forced labor trafficking - using the lenses of Christian theology and ethics. Social-scientific, legal, public policy, and autobiographical sources will be used to frame the phenomenon of human trafficking; and theological/ethical categories such as human dignity and freedom, sin and redemption, neighbor love, and solidarity will be used to illuminate and assess its dimensions. Special attention will be given to the question of human agency as well as to social, political, cultural, and gender-based analyses as these impact and shape an adequate response to human trafficking.

    Fulfills RTC 3 Requirement.

  •  Islam's Jesus

    Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

     The Pacifica Institute and Santa Clara University’s Religious Studies Department present Islam’s Jesus

    A Lecture by Prof. Zedic Sarioprak

    Friday, January 30, 2015 4-5:15 p.m.

    Wiegand Room (Vari Hall)

  •  ISIS/The Islamic State: History, Symbolism, and Ideology

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

     Lecture sponsored by AIMES, Religious Studies, Political Science & Modern Languages 

    Wednesday, January 28 - 5 pm - Kennedy Commons - Refreshments will be served!
    Professor Farid Senzai,
    Political Science
    “The Emergence of ISIS”

    Professor Elijah Reynolds,
    Modern Languages
    “Brand Recognition and
    the Da’esh Crime Syndicate”

    Professor David Pinault,
    Religious Studies
    “What makes ISIS Attractive?”


  •  Not my Life

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

     The SCU Human Trafficking Reading, Research and Interest Group (Teresia Hinga, Karen Peterson-Iyer, Janet Giddings, Jonathan Fung and Joe Morris) is coordinating a screening of the documentary "Not my Life" followed by discussion in order to raise awareness among our community on the forms of modern slavery in the U.S. and worldwide.  This event will take place Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM in Williman Hall. 

  •  Fall 2014 Perspectives

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

     Check out our Fall newsletter for updates on what has been happening in the department!

  •  Congratulations Dr. Vance-Trembath!

    Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

     Join us in congratulating Dr. Sally Vance-Trembath on being named one of SCU's Top 10 Professors by The Santa Clara. Check out the list below.

  •  Leadership Born Of Struggle and Hope

    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

    In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, Bannan Institutes will be hosting a panel with two of our department's very own, 

    Ana María Pineda, R.S.M., and Robert Lassalle-Klein, Ph.D., S.T.L., M.S.W.


  •  Congratulations Fr. Crowley!

    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

     Join us in congratulating Paul Crowley for his appointment as editor of Theological Studies.  Theological Studies is the most prestigious journal in Catholic theology in the United States and one of the most respected internationally. 

  •  The Religious Studies Faculty Lecture Series and AIMES present:

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

    Were-Tiger, Ghost-Monkey, Crow- Knife:

    Animals, the Environment and Religious Traditions in Southeast Asia Today 

    A lecture by Professor David Pinault, Dept. of Religious Studies

    Date: Tuesday, November 4th

    Time: 5:30 pm

    Place: Benson Parlors B & C


    Refreshments will be served!

  •  Attention RS Majors and Minors: Fall Reception

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    When: Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Where: Religious Studies lobby, 323 Kenna Hall

    • Celebrate the Fall Season
    • Mingle with fellow RS majors, minors, and faculty
    • Enjoy food & drinks
    • Enjoy a break from the academic action
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