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Statement of Solidarity with Muslim Students, Faculty, and Staff at UNCC

Consistent with our mission to promote the study of religion in a pluralistic and multicultural context and our desire to foster self-reflective, open, and civil conversation about diverse religious traditions, the Department of Religious Studies expresses our dismay, disgust, and outrage at the recent incident of Islamophobic harassment in Wallis Hall.  We affirm our support for and... Statement of Solidarity with Muslim Students, Faculty, and Staff at UNCC Read more >>

Keith McNeal to speak on the politics and poetics of Indo-Caribbean Morttuary Ritual

Cremating the Body Politic: Reconsidering the Politics and Poetics of Indo-Caribbean Morttuary Ritual  This presentation reconstructs the history and politics of Indo-Trinidadian mortuary ritual over 150 years in southern Caribbean. Indentured laborers were compelled to bury their dead in the British West Indian colony of Trinidad, and so Hindus had to adapt their mortuary ritual practices to... Keith McNeal to speak on the politics and poetics of Indo-Caribbean Morttuary Ritual Read more >>

Religion & Power Graduate Conference at UNC Charlotte

Religion & Power Graduate Conference March 23-24, 2017   Kickoff: Religious Constructs of Racism & Power in America  Dr. Julia Robinson, UNC Charlotte March 23   Keynote: Disgust, Violence, and Politics: Thinking With and Against Theory in the Time of Trump Dr. Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa March 24 Schedule  More Details  Religion & Power Graduate Conference at UNC Charlotte Read more >>

33rd Annual Witherspoon Lecture on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

UNC Charlotte’s 2017 Witherspoon Lecture will focus on how Jewish, Christian and Muslim societies interact with and think about each other, from their origins to today. The lecture will be delivered by David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought and History, and Dean of the Social Sciences Division, at the University of Chicago... 33rd Annual Witherspoon Lecture on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM Read more >>

Department issues Statement of Shared Values

UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies Statement of Shared Values We, the faculty of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Religious Studies, strive to help students understand the complex histories and lived realities of religious traditions; to remember that no religious tradition is a single, monolithic reality; and to avoid making broad, sweeping judgments about any large group of people.... Department issues Statement of Shared Values Read more >>