Religious Studies NEWS

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 >>

HWS Hosts Multi-faith Environmental Panel

Hobart and William Smith Colleges hosted a multi-faith panel in response to Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato Si," which served as a call to action for sustainable environmentalism. Titled "Caring for Our Common Home," the Monday, April 18 conversation brought together religious leaders from the Geneva and HWS communities to discuss the message of the encyclical as it pertains to the local regi...  More >>

Dobkowski Presents at Abrahamic Religions Conference

Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski recently presented on the differences and parallels between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism at the conference, "Abrahamic Religions: Challenges and Cooperation in the Age of Extremism," at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. The conference featured a two-day series of workshops with scholars from colleges and universities across the nation. The fir...  More >>

Human Rights and Genocide Symposium 2016

The Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium is returning with its Spring 2016 Lecture Series focusing on the theme "HWS Students Take Action!" The event kicks off on Tuesday, March 1 with an exhibition featuring student presentations in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Through the symposium, members of the HWS community are invited to learn,...  More >>

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