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RELIGIOUS STUDIES NEWS

"Culture of Respect" Film Series

This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a culture of respect to be truly inclusi...  More >>

Dobkowski Published on Wiesel L.H.D.'82

Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was published in the Democrat & Chronicle as a guest columnist on July 9. The piece titled "The profound legacy of Elie Wiesel" reflects on his friend and mentor Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who passed away on July 2. Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate and author of 60 books and thousands of essays, was known a...  More >>

Bearing Witness to Hope

Led by Holocaust survivors and scholars, a group of 20 HWS students spent nine days in May traveling through Germany and Poland on "The March: Bearing Witness to Hope," a leadership program and remembrance journey. The trip was established through a collaborative effort between Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski and faculty from Nazareth College to provide participants - HWS and Naz...  More >>

Standing Together to Honor the Lost Lives

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the Geneva community gathered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., during a multi-faith remembrance service in St. John's Chapel on Wednesday. Led by Chaplain Maurice Charles, the service included songs, readings and prayers from across Christianity, Islam and Judaism, with reflections offered by President Mark D. Gearan, Profess...  More >>

Rev. Ratliff '88 Earns Second Master's

On May 21, the Rev. Hiram Ratliff '88, senior pastor of the New Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Bronx, graduated with his Master of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary. "Hobart had a big impact on my theological education and foundation as I minored in religious studies," says Ratliff, who also recalled discovering that Hobart was once associated with two different seminaries. "Upon ...  More >>

 

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