Religion involves the human search for ultimate meaning.
Not only a matter of belief, religion also is a primary mode for creating a sense of belonging and influences the entire scope of human societies, including ethical and political systems. Religious Studies engages the stuff of life and culture: faith and history, theology and ethics, texts and ritual, science and technology, art and literature, race, ethnicity and gender. We study Christianity and Catholicism, but also Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other traditions, including atheism, both local and global. In the Religious Studies Department, our teaching and research are suffused with a deep commitment to social justice and care for the earth itself. The study of religion intersects with virtually every other approach to understanding the world and ourselves.
About Our Program
As a double major in RS and Political Science, I am very interested in engaging with the intersection of the two fields; primarily in regards to the way religious beliefs can directly influence the political attitudes of both leaders and the general public alike.
Beyond the Classroom
News & Events
In March, the Religious Studies Department lost two faculty members, both of whom played influential roles in the department, across the University, and in the wider worlds of Catholic theology and Religious Studies.
For the first time since 2019, the Religious Studies community gathered together live and in person, for the RS Reception.
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