Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, department head of Religious Studies, was recently interviewed by KSMU reporter Emily Yeap for the "Missouri State Journal". Dr. Berkwitz specializes in South Asian religion and culture and explains the practices and benefits of yoga and meditation for stress relief, as well as other applications. Listen to the interview on the KSMU website, … [Read more...] about Feeling Stressed? We Can Help!
by Dr. Vadim Putzu To celebrate the 100th anniversary of TMJ's passing and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Johnson Library and Museum, which is a partner of MSU Libraries, I organized, in collaboration with Dean Peters and his staff, a two-day event. Plato’s supposed birthday (November 7) was our date of choice since on that day TMJ himself had organized … [Read more...] about Thomas Moore Johnson Symposium
Always wanted to explore India? Now is your opportunity! MSU Religious Studies is offering a Study Away trip to India in May 2020 with Dr. Matt Kuiper. Learn about Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Baha’i in Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Sarnath, and visit the beautiful Taj Mahal and other religious and historical sites. Are your bags … [Read more...] about Study Away in India in May 2020!
Dr. Matthew Kuiper of the Department of Religious Studies spoke last evening (May 16) at an interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan). The event was organized by the local Muslim community of Springfield, MO, Faith Voices, Ekklesia, Catholic Campus Ministries, and Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks. Dr. Kuiper shared some personal reflections on … [Read more...] about Interfaith Iftar Features Religious Studies Professor
by Dr. Vadim Putzu Sunday, February 24, I hosted a panel on how to address non-Christians in the classroom and in the workplace as part of a series of initiatives intended to educate about diversity and inclusion, which will continue throughout this semester with a Shattering the Silences evening with the regional representative of the Anti-Defamation League in late … [Read more...] about Fighting Antisemitism: How to Address Non-Christians in the Workplace and the Classroom