German Students Visit Elon to Study Religion and Politics

Associate Professor Charles Irons lectures to visiting students.

The Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society hosted a group of 15 students from the University of Köln in Germany Sept. 27-28.  The group was sponsored by the Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland and was in the United States for two weeks to study religion and politics in the U.S..

Students from the University of Köln visiting Elon’s campus.

During their time at Elon, the students attended a lecture on “Religion in the Era of the American Civil War” by Associate Professor Charles Irons, toured the Elon campus and Duke Chapel in Durham, learned about the Innocence Project at Duke University Law School, and stayed with host families from local UCC congregations.