Everyone is invited to participate in this year's virtual Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University! This event is free and open to the public and, as all events will be held virtually rather than in-person, no face masks are required. :) The topic of this year's Public Affairs Conference is "The Power of Voice" and includes an exciting array of speakers, … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Conference Begins Today!
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
by Dr. Vadim Putzu Last night's screening of the movie, Icaros: A Vision, in Glass Hall and a promised question/answer session with the film's director, Mr. Matteo Norzi, drew a large crowd and invoked a lively discussion as students and community members had a host of questions for Matteo after watching the film. Dr. Marnie Watson (Anthropology), introduced the movie, … [Read more...] about Icaros: A Vision Film Screening Invokes Lively Discussion
Religious Studies professors at Missouri State are always happy to visit community organizations to share their expertise in a variety of religions, the cultures and historical contexts from which religions emerge, the people who practice these religions, and the affects of religions on society and the world. Dr. Matthew Kuiper, Religious Studies Assistant … [Read more...] about Dr. Matt Kuiper presents on Muslim-Christian Relations to local Kiwanis