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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 >>

UNC Charlotte honors Loy Witherspoon, renowned scholar dies at 86

Loy H. Witherspoon, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies at UNC Charlotte and a longtime confidant to University founder Bonnie Cone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, in his home. Funeral Arrangements and Obituary   UNC Charlotte honors Loy Witherspoon, renowned scholar dies at 86 Read more >>

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Kevin O'Neill to speak on Pentecostalism and rehab in Guatemala

Across Guatemala City, hundreds of Pentecostal drug rehabilitation centers warehouse users (often against their will) in the name of salvation. This talk details how pastors deploy digital media to assess a user's relative fitness for a Christian life. These pastors insist that photographs and videos allow them to discern users, allowing the faithful to read users' bodies for signs of the soul.... Kevin O'Neill to speak on Pentecostalism and rehab in Guatemala Read more >>