A contribution to the edited volume "Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman" theorizes vernacular Hindu snake worship traditions in Tamil Nadu, India as a model for human and nonhuman animal relationships and a constructive environmental ethic.
"Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World" by Elon University's Rebecca Todd Peters explores the moral challenges of living in a global economy and imagines new ways of combating social injustices by building deeper relationships with those who suffer.
The noted intellectual historian will be speaking in the Numen Lumen Pavilion March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core makes a return visit to Elon University this spring with words of wisdom for graduating seniors and their parents during the Commencement week program.
Allocco analyzes how divine snakes are imaged in particular myths, narratives, and South Indian Hindu festival celebrations as well as the gendered nature of contemporary snake worship and devotion.
Pamela Winfield of the Department of Religious Studies presented two conference papers at the annual American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 25 & 26, 2013.
Elon Religious Studies faculty attended and participated in the 2013 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, and International Qur'anic Studies Association held Nov 22-26 in Baltimore, MD.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar Amy Allocco was recognized as the second-place winner of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion’s Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award.
A dozen leading scholars of religious studies visited Elon on Nov. 17 for the inaugural Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations.
Students living in Elon's newest residential neighborhood met Nov. 5 to consider tough issues related to the Holocaust.
Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
The symposium brought together Jewish Studies scholars who study questions involving wealth and poverty.
“Team Teaching India’s Identities Across State and National Borders” in Religious Studies News discusses some of the pedagogical strategies that informed the “India’s Identities: Religion, Caste & Gender in Contemporary South India” Winter Term study abroad course.
A program at Elon's Numen Lumen Pavilion will bring together scholars to discuss the history and future of the relationship between the world’s Jewish and Christian communities.
In “Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation,” Associate Professor Lynn Huber adds to a growing body of knowledge about the way some women have interpreted the end chapter of the Bible.
The professorship supports research, travel and professional development.
The assistant professor of religious studies presented a paper titled "New Rituals for New Audiences: Sweetening the Goddess in Urban South India" and served as a delegate from the American Academy of Religion to the International Association for the History of Religion's Special Conference in Liverpool.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Geoffrey Claussen recently published a translation of a 19th century Jewish text in the Jewish Review of Books
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Amy L. Allocco recently published an article titled “From Survival to Respect: The Narrative Performances and Ritual Authority of a Female Hindu Healer," in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university’s highest honor Monday morning on professors emeriti Jim Pace and Judith Howard, and Susan Klopman, Elon’s vice president emerita of admissions and financial planning.
A Lumen Scholar who researched elements of the Jain religion, Evans wrote the columns with the goal of contributing to public scholarship.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Lynn R. Huber participated in the Colloquium on Material Culture and Ancient Religion's travel seminar on "Navigating the Boundaries of Roman Macedonia."
Professor Jeffrey C. Pugh writes for several North Carolina newspapers about his observations of a recent "Moral Monday" protest in Raleigh as national media cover demonstrations against state policy decisions.
Amy L. Allocco, assistant professor of religious studies, recently presented a paper at the fifth South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) conference in Manila, Philippines.
Students may apply to the minor beginning with the fall 2013 semester.
In an event moderated by Lara Logan of "60 Minutes," six spiritual leaders urged Elon students to intentionally interact with people of various faith traditions.
Rebecca Todd Peters, the 2012-13 Elon Distinguished Scholar, this week shared more about the ideas that underlie her work on solidarity ethics.
Five faculty members from the Department of Religious Studies and five undergraduate students participated in the recent Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greenville, S.C.