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Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?


International and Interdisciplinary Scholarship

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Religion shapes, and is shaped by, every other dimension of human society. It is impossible to fully understand politics, law, history, or science without understanding religion. We invite you to learn more about the most interdisciplinary field in the university: Religious Studies.

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Teaching Law & Religion

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The Teaching Law and Religion website provides templates for thinking and teaching creatively and comparatively about law, religion, culture and politic in a variety of distinctive contexts.

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Upcoming Events

Robert Launay: Savages, Romans, and Despots

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, No Location

Robert Launay presents work from his new book "Savages, Romans, and Despots," a tour of early modern and modern history in an attempt t...

Reporting Islam: Media, Policy, Politics

All Day, Evanston

This 1.5-day symposium will bring scholars of Islam, international and public affairs, education, race, and law together with practicin...

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Religious Studies closed for Winter Recess 12/24/18-01/01/19
Post Conference: "Sovereignty & Strangeness" Review
"Teaching Religion as Anti-Racism Education" by Professor Sarah Jacoby
The Department of Religious Studies expresses solidarity for the victims and survivors of the Congregation Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania.

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