The Rev. Gary G. Braun, director of the Catholic Student Center (CSC) at Washington University and considered the “heart and soul” of religious life on campus, will be recieving an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at this year's commencement. ...Click here to read more.
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
…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