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Religion shapes, and is shaped by, every other dimension of human society. It is impossible to fully understand politics, law, history, or science without understanding religion. We invite you to learn more about the most interdisciplinary field in the university: Religious Studies.

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Christopher LaMountain
Christopher LaMountain pictured with singers from the Australian Baha'i Choral festival in Sydney

Baha’i Devotional Music in a Global Key

For his senior thesis, Christopher LaMountain combined his love for music and religion and set off on a global journey to critically understand the particularism of Baha’i music in different parts of the world.

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Find Your Direction

Alumna Adina Goldman had a path that led her from pre-med to English literature and biological anthropology and then to religious studies and music.

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NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religi...

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

Presentation by Rev. Dr. Traci C. West, Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies, Drew University Theological School ...

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