There was a large turnout from both the MSU campus and the Springfield communities at the Anti-Semitism Panel last evening, Wednesday, 28 November, in the PSU. Three panelists, Mara Cohen-Ioannides from the English Department, Wes Pratt from the Division for Diversity and Inclusion, and Rabbi Barbara Block from Temple Israel provided remarks while our very own Dr. Vadim Putzu … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism Panel Encourages Action
Dr. Matthew Kuiper, assistant professor in Religious Studies, attended the Annual Conference on South Asia, held every year for the past 47 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nearly 800 scholars from around the world who study South Asia attended the conference. Dr. Kuiper presented papers on two Islam panels. “Late 20th Century Da‘wa and The Da‘waology of Sayyid … [Read more...] about REL’s Matt Kuiper Joins SAMSA!
The Department of Religious Studies is offering two Study Away opportunities for students this academic year. Join us as we travel to Haiti during spring break 2019, and/or Israel in May 2019. Both Study Away trips include course credits, along with the chance to visit another country, meet people, make friends, eat new foods, and, of course, have fun! "Seeing Clearly … [Read more...] about Study Away with Religious Studies!
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, brought a taste of the Ozarks to the conference table in Italy this summer, presenting his research on the nature and place of Kabbalah in the writings of Thomas Moore Johnson of Osceola, MO. The conference, European Network for the Study of Islamic Esotericism (ENSIE), was … [Read more...] about Italy Is Introduced to Ozarks Own “Missouri Platonist”
by Jane Terry The students in REL 358 Yoga and Meditation, taught by Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, enjoyed an enlightening evening of presentations and discussions around the course's final assignment, a creative project. As an opportunity to engage in experiential learning, analyzing and summarizing an aspect of yoga and/or meditation learned during the course, students … [Read more...] about Yoga Class Presentations Night!