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Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies brings a variety of perspectives to the study of a significant aspect of human existence: religion. At HWS, the study of religion is intrinsically multicultural and interdisciplinary as students learn through different academic approaches like historical, ethical, political and theological angles.


Religious Studies NEWS

“Survivors” Shares Holocaust Memories

Survivors PlayThe Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Department of Religious Studies hosted a performance of Survivors, a new play that recounts stories from the Holocaust. The show was part of the…
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Asian Studies Focus on Religion and Environment

Syed Rizwan Zamir discusses both the beginning and the end of life from the perspective of his topic: Muslim Orientations toward Death, Apocalypse and the World-to-ComeConcluding a pair of talks organized by the Asian Studies Department, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College Syed Rizwan Zamir spoke on “Muslim Orientations Toward Death, Apocalypse, and…
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HWS Hillel Launches BKind

Shabbat Dinner 0063During the HWS Shabbat gathering in March, HWS Hillel and the Abbe Center for Jewish Life announced a new kindness initiative in conjunction with BKind World, an international company that promotes…
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Mississippi Humanities Council Names Boyce ’92 Teacher of the Year

Boyce KristenIn January, the Mississippi Humanities Council recognized Kristin Boyce ’92 — an assistant professor of philosophy and religion, and a faculty fellow in the Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College…
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The Wannsee Conference and Bearing Witness to Hope

Wannsee Opening-063In 1942, German government officials and SS leaders gathered in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and formalized implementation of and support for the Final Solution, the plan to commit genocide against…
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