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Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies brings a variety of perspectives to the study of a significant aspect of human existence: religion. At HWS, the study of religion is intrinsically multicultural and interdisciplinary as students learn through different academic approaches like historical, ethical, political and theological angles.


Religious Studies NEWS

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking.  (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)President Gregory J. Vincent ’83 — a former civil rights attorney and law professor and a national expert on diversity and inclusion — will offer the keynote address that will…
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Dobkowski Featured At Jewish Book Festival

Dobkowski_1Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies, was among several featured authors at The Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, presented by The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester.…
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Food Pantry Launches

Vincent_Kim_Food_Pantry_1Pass the Plate, a campus food pantry established by the Office for Spiritual Engagement, is currently collecting nonperishable donations to address food insecurity. Coordinated by Spiritual Engagement Office and Event Coordinator…
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Henking on Educational Missions, Financial Obligations

Susan Henking, portrait, formal, casual, Religious StidiesIn an October article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Susan Henking, HWS professor emerita of religious studies and former president of Shimer College, discusses the balancing act between a…
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Smith ’10 Named Indiana History Teacher of the Year

Smith_AndrewAndrew Smith ’10 was recently named the 2017 Indiana History Teacher of the Year, an award administered nationally by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Smith received the award…
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