February 21, 2017

Spring 17 Religious Studies Newsletter Published

The latest edition of the Religious Studies' newsletter is now available. Download the latest issue here.


A Preview From the Newsletter Section "A Word from the Director":


The study of religion has never been as critical as it is today. With religious intolerance on the rise here and around the world, our goal is to equip students to think critically and deeply about the traditions, practices, and tensions that have shaped the world in which we live. At the same time, the Program in Religious Studies seeks to champion the commitments to diversity, support, and inclusion that Washington University embodies. ...Click here to read more

About Religious Studies

…if I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science." - John Kerry, “Religion and Diplomacy


Religion is a major source of inspiration, meaning, and controversy in human societies. Fast-moving forces of globalization, migration, and technology continue to bring diverse communities into closer proximity, often creating new religious communities in the process. The Religious Studies Program at Washington University gives students the opportunity to learn about diverse religions as well as to study past and current events with a critical but open mind. ...Click here to read more

Upcoming Events

April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop in for Coffee Hour

Busch Hall, room 109

Join us for the last coffee hour of the academic year! Stop by for a cup of coffee/tea fresh brewed in the office Keurig, grab a snack, and visit with faculty and students. No RSVPs needed. Please feel free to stop in any time between 10-12 and stay as long (or as short) as your schedule allows.

October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Inaugural Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions

Barbara R. Ambros, Professor in East Asian Religions, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Religious Studies program announce the Inaugural Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions.