Congratulations to our Religious Studies students who were awarded scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year! This year the department awarded over $25,000 to a dozen high-achieving majors, minors, and MA students. They were recognized at the CHPA Scholarship Banquet by Department Head Stephen C. Berkwitz and are pictured here. (Photo courtesy of Christy Titus.) … [Read more...] about Congratulations, REL Scholarship Award Winners!
Seeing More Clearly in Haiti – reprise! This successful Study Away program with Lora Hobbs will return in Spring Break, 13-21 March 2020, and continues the building of MSU’s Vision Screening project for elementary-high school students and staff in northern Haiti. See how YOU can make a positive difference in the lives of Haitian students and staff! To learn more, visit: … [Read more...] about Seeing More Clearly in Haiti Study Away Program Returns!
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!
The Department of Religious Studies has partnered with other departments on the MSU campus to offer two new undergraduate certificate programs: Interfaith engagement undergraduate certificate Medical humanities undergraduate certificate … [Read more...] about Two New Undergraduate Certificate Programs at MSU
Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Religious Studies, recently published an essay called "Narratives of Buddhist Relics and Images" in the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. This essay examines the forms and motives of Buddhist writings about powerful and venerable objects across Asia, giving attention to the central role of … [Read more...] about Stephen Berkwitz Publishes in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion