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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

Holocaust Remembrance Day at HWS

Holocaust-Remebrance-Day-Vigil-KColton-0164BCROPIn honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the HWS community held a candlelight vigil on April 7.  Hobart and William Smith Colleges stood in solidarity with Jewish people around the world…
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Salter Delivers Kinghorn Lecture on Liberal Arts, Citizenship and the Curriculum

Salter Richard 1During the Kinghorn Fellowship last year, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 explored the role of religion, education and public policy in the life of a global citizen.…
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Studying Syrian Christian Identity in Geneva

Kelly Carly 1For her Honors project, anthropology major Carly Kelly '21 studied the formation of Syrian Christians' ethnoreligious identity in Geneva. Throughout her academic career, Carly Kelly '21 has specialized in the…
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Crocetta '21 Publishes on Jewish Identity

Jillian Crocetta 21Jillian Crocetta '21 explores her Jewish identity in an essay published by New Voices, a Jewish and justice-focused magazine written by and for college students. In an essay published by…
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A Virtual Festival of Lights for Hanukkah 2020

CandlesHWS students and alums will connect virtually to celebrate Hanukkah through a series of online events hosted by the Abbe Center for Jewish Life. A series of virtual events will…
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