Religious Studies NEWS

Hobart to Honor Curry '75 with Medal of Excellence

During his visit to campus this November to deliver a President's Forum Series lecture, the Hobart College Alumni Association will bestow its highest honor, the Medal of Excellence, on Michael B. Curry '75, the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. A former member of the HWS Board of Trustees, Curry was installed to his current role on Nov. 1, 2015, becoming the fir...  More >>

Zen Meditation Workshop & Retreat

On Saturday, Oct. 22, author and long-time meditation teacher and practitioner Nanci Rose-Ritter will host a workshop and retreat in the style of Japanese Zen Buddhist sesshin (literally "heart-mind"), which refers to a focused period of group meditation and personal guidance. Offering the HWS community a calming introspective retreat from the world's demands, the day will include information and...  More >>

In Nuremberg, 70 Years after Trials

Between Nov. 20, 1945 and Oct. 1, 1946, the Allied forces held military tribunals in the German city of Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi officials for war crimes committed during World War II. This fall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 and the four student leaders of the HWS Genocide and Human Rights Symposium will travel to Nuremberg to commemorate the 70th anniversa...  More >>

Peace and Social Justice in Indonesia

The members of the HWS One-on-One Friendship Club are currently preparing an event, "Youth Dialogue: Indonesia and the United States," to feature the service trip to Indonesia of Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar and Colleen Moore '16. Their work with the Global Aliya Indonesia Foundation (GAIF) will be presented on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The location is forthcoming. Founded by An...  More >>

"Culture of Respect" Film Series

This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a culture of respect to be truly inclusi...  More >>

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