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Religious Studies News & Events

Religious Studies News & Events

  •  A Legacy of Love and Justice

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

    The 35th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Romero & The 38th Anniversary of the Death of Rutilio Grande, S.J.

    They were friends and companions on a journey
    of solidarity and justice for the poor of El Salvador.

    The commemoration will include poetry reading, art,
    reflections of their spiritual journey, a remembering
    of their lives and a celebration of their memory.

    St. Clare Room
    SCU Library, 3rd floor
    Williman Room
    No RSVP required

    Ana Maria Pineda, RSM (Religious Studies)
    408-554-6958 or
    Juan Velasco (English Department)

  •  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?”


  •  Kinship Across Borders

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

     Check out Prof. Heyer's latest podcast for the Creighton University Center for Catholic Thought's Catholic Comment Podcast

  •  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!

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