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
Students in Professor Steve Berkwitz’s REL 355 Buddhism course participated in a creative project dinner, where they presented an impressive array of paintings, drawings, poems, and other artistic works. Students described how the creative project assignment led them to think more deeply about the course material and to develop some new talents. The group also shared … [Read more...] about Buddhism Course Students Present Final Projects
All Religious Studies majors and graduate students are invited to attend our Holiday Reception on Thursday, 8 December, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Strong Hall Atrium. Enjoy cookies, hot apple cider, and hot chocolate with other REL students and faculty. See you then! … [Read more...] about Holiday Reception for Religious Studies Majors and Graduate Students
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
The MSU Graduate College recently awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities to Mr. Riley Brown, who graduated in spring 2022 with a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Riley’s thesis is called “A Nation of Priests: Authority, Expertise, and the Religious Nones,” and he argues therein that the religiously unaffiliated are akin to self-appointed experts in … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Graduate Wins Distinguished Thesis Award!