Religious Studies NEWS

The March 2016 Takes Students to Germany, Poland

Led by Holocaust survivors and scholars, a group of 20 HWS students spent nine days in May traveling through Germany and Poland on "The March: Bearing Witness to Hope," a leadership program and remembrance journey. The trip was established through a collaborative effort between Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski and faculty from Nazareth College to provide participants - HWS and Naz...  More >>

Standing Together to Honor the Lost Lives

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the Geneva community gathered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., during a multi-faith remembrance service in St. John's Chapel on Wednesday. Led by Chaplain Maurice Charles, the service included songs, readings and prayers from across Christianity, Islam and Judaism, with reflections offered by President Mark D. Gearan, Profess...  More >>

Rev. Ratliff '88 Earns Second Master's

On May 21, the Rev. Hiram Ratliff '88, senior pastor of the New Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Bronx, graduated with his Master of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary. "Hobart had a big impact on my theological education and foundation as I minored in religious studies," says Ratliff, who also recalled discovering that Hobart was once associated with two different seminaries. "Upon ...  More >>

HWS Scholars Join Religious Studies Symposium

This week, four Hobart and William Smith faculty members are among 60 scholars participating in the international symposium, "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Nature and Environment in World Religions," designed to explore issues relating to how religions have or should respond to the environmental crisis of the 21st century. The participating HWS faculty are Associate Professor of Religious Stud...  More >>

Baccalaureate 2016

One of the most cherished traditions at Hobart and William Smith, Baccalaureate brought together the Classes of 2016, their families and friends, and community members to celebrate the Colleges' past, present and future through peaceful reflection, readings, music and prayer. In annual fashion, the program was held at Trinity Church on historic South Main Street. Delivering the Baccalaureate addr...  More >>

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