Everyone is invited to attend this free event, our first Ozarks Festival of Faiths, on Saturday, 28 January 2023, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E Brookside Drive. A wide variety of faiths in the Ozarks, including Buddhist, Hindu, Bahai, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Unitarian, and Native American groups, as well as several Christian denominations, will … [Read more...] about First Ozarks Festival of Faiths
Join us in celebrating Native and Indigenous Heritage Month this November at Missouri State University! Several events are planned throughout the month beginning Saturday, 5 November 2022: The 2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans POW-WOW American Indian Center of Springfield and Missouri State University The Pow-Wow is open to everyone and begins at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood … [Read more...] about Native and Indigenous Heritage Month Events
Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies M.A. graduate Niyati Sethi on securing grant funding for the upcoming Festival of Festivals: Tour of the Globe event! After identifying grant opportunities from the Missouri Humanities Council, Ms. Sethi worked with Daezia Smith, leadership programs specialist, to apply for and secure the funds. The result: a Festival of Festivals: … [Read more...] about REL MA Graduate Secures Funding for Tour of the Globe Event
If you follow the Missouri State University Meyer Library blogposts, then you are aware that the Smithsonian Institution, along with the MSU Libraries, will host a special Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2023. The library's blogpost today announced the dates of the festival - 28 June-9 July 2023, and a few of the planned details, … [Read more...] about Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2023!
Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, MSU Religious Studies BA (2012) and MA (2014) alumna, was interviewed by Odette Yousef for a news article on NPR.org today, "Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts". Based on Riccardi-Swartz's research on a community of mostly former evangelical Christians and Catholics who had joined the Russian Orthodox Church … [Read more...] about Religious Studies BA and MA Alumna Highlighted on NPR