This year's 53 students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program presented mid-summer progress in their work on July 22.
The grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will advance Elon's position as a national leader in multi-faith work.
Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas will address the Elon community on the topic of "Stand Your Ground," the subject of her most recent book.
Brett Evans ’13, co-owner of Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro, gave a talk titled “From Liberal Arts to Local Agriculture: a Young Farmer’s Views on Food.”
Associate Professor of Religous Studies Pamela Winfield convened a panel on "Zen Matters" and presented a paper on "Materializing the Zen Monastery" at the annual national conference of the Association of Asian Studies in Seattle, WA on April 1, 2016.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters' recent blog entry for Patheos.com - a column also published by regional newspapers - deconstructs the historical context for animosity toward President Barack Obama that, in some instances, is directly tied to racism.
Thursday, April 7
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, “Seeing Israel, A Real Life Nation Through a Theological Lens: A Reflection on Jewish and Christian Perspectives”
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
Elon University senior Alexandra “Allie” Barteldt and junior Benjamin Lutz have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Hindi in Asia, and Arabic in Africa, respectively.
Faculty from UNC, Wake Forest, and Elon praise Claussen's scholarship, wrestle with his book's protagonist
Claussen's paper titled “The Legacy of the Kelm School of Musar on Questions of Work, Wealth and Poverty,” appears in Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition, ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon (Purdue University Press)
Four events hosted by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life will bring Elon students together this month for conversations that engage biblical perspectives on racism & privilege.
Members of the Religious Studies department participated in and presented their research at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, GA, Nov. 20-23.
Claussen's paper was published in "Tikkun Olam: Judaism, Humanism & Transcendence", edited by David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen
"Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar" by Assistant Professor Geoffrey Claussen recounts the life of a 19th century Jewish leader who greatly influenced a movement focused on the development of human character.
Culinary historian and chef Michael W. Twitty will lead discussion over dinner on the theme of "Kosher/Soul: Black-Jewish Identity Cooking." RSVP required.
Elon University's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience helped senior Shelby Lewis create an academic project that examines the lives of people described in the Old Testament Book of Ruth.
Professors Geoffrey Claussen and Jeffrey C. Pugh challenge students to consider historical and normative questions.
Elon University sent 20 delegates to the international interfaith gathering and presented two workshops at the conference.
Elon University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society, and the Jewish Studies Program, host the acclaimed historian for a talk about Jewish Feminism in America
The associate professor in the department of Religious Studies presented two lectures at universities in Sri Lanka with funding from a U.S. Fulbright Scholar South and Central Asia Regional Travel Grant
The professor of religious studies is a frequent author of columns on social justice considered from the perspective of a Christian ethicist.
Respective research projects in India by the two Elon University professors examine competing ideas of what constitutes Hindu heritage.
Claussen's article was published in the June 2015 issue of The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning
Elon staff and faculty were active contributors at this year's annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters in the Department of Religious Studies writes for regional newspapers about efforts to amend a North Carolina law that defines sex education and why changes might do more harm than good.
Alexandra "Allie" Barteldt will spend the summer in India learning the Hindi language with support from the federal Critical Language Scholarship Program.
The director of Elon's Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society discusses religion as livelihood in a developing region of the Indian Himalayas
Members of the Global Neighborhood Association presented to a group of international educators at the NCAIE State Conference on March 13.
Assistant Professor Amy L. Allocco, the university's distinguished emerging scholar in religious studies, will conduct ethnographic fieldwork to achieve a better understanding of Hindu practices in modern day India.
Professor Rebecca Todd Peters recently published a column on the Huffington Post and in regional newspapers about the complexity of teaching her young daughters about the history of racism in the United States and the concept of privilege.
A Feb. 19, 2015, guest lecture by Professor Michel Bondurand of the NC Consortium Paris program spoke about the way Muslims in France practice their faith.
Pennington's long-term research in the Indian Himalayas was extended by a grant from the American Academy of Religion to study how local Hindus respond to recent catastrophic floods
Assistant Professor Amy L. Allocco visits India next year through a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to interview families who seek protection and strength from spirits conjured during elaborate public ceremonies.
Faculty from the Religious Studies Department will be participating in the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion, International Association for Qur’anic Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature Nov. 21-25 in San Diego, Calif.
The associate professor of religious studies was named the winner of the fourth annual Book Prize awarded by the Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies for her book "Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kūkai and Dōgen on the Art of Enlightenment."
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) will speak about the friendship and shared vision of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
An accomplished scholar of Hindu-Christian encounters and religion in India, Professor Brian Pennington will oversee university support of faculty and undergraduate research projects that seek answers to intellectual questions about religion in today’s world.
Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.
Claussen's article is included in the summer 2014 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Purdue University Press).
The associate professor of religious studies was interviewed by BuddhistGeeks.com about her monograph "Icons and Iconoclasm: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment."
In her second edited issue of CrossCurrents Journal, the associate professor of religious studies complicates the scholarly category of New Religious Movements and argues that this label "fails to recognize both old and new elements in any evolving religious tradition, classifies completely disparate groups solely on the basis of their 19th-21st century establishment dates (not doctrines, practices, or family-resemblances to host or cognate groups), and often ignores adherents’ claims to their continuity with established sects."
The associate professor of religious studies presented "Embodying Sōtō Zen: Institutional Identity and Ideal Body-Image at Eiheiji Temple, Japan” at the Association of Asia Studies Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
The world-renowned artist will share her work in the Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m.