Department of Religion Spotlight

Department of Religion Spotlight

  • 4/21/2016

    Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern University, will deliver this year’s Marjorie Hall Thulin lecture on “Earth, Our Home: A Theology of Nature.” This will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in 141 Loomis Lab, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.  In this lecture, Professor Wills will discuss Pope Francis’s recent encyclical letter, which provides religious grounds for rejecting a theology of human dominion over the earth and suggests an alternative conception of the role humans should play on the planet.

  • 2/25/2016

    Professors Valerie Hoffman, Wayne Pitard, and Brian Rupport and MA student Dallas Tatman were interviewed about the topics of religion, belief of the history of religion yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 23) on the WCIA-TV (channel 3) morning show.


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  • A discussion of A Religion of Nature, with Donald A. Crosby

    Monday February 29th at 4 p.m.
    321 Gregory Hall
    Speaker: Donald A. Crosby, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Colorado State University
    A discussion of his book, A Religion of Nature, with Donald A. Crosby
    (Participants in the discussion on February 29th are requested to read his book in advance

  • Mar 4, 4:00 PM: Ecological Responsibility and Religious Ethics in the Anthropocene 3/8/2016

    Tuesday  March 8th at 4 p.m. 
    Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building 

    Speaker: Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh
    A Public Lecture: “Ecological Responsibility and Religious Ethics in the Anthropocene”

  • 8/31/2015

    Coffee House

    Religious Studies Coffee Hour!

    All Are Welcome!!

    Undergraduates, Graduates & Faculty Alike!

    Want to talk about religion, politics, philosophy, or ideas?  Are you interested in a conversation with interesting and intelligent people?  Do you like coffee and snack foods?  If any of these sound like you, you won't want to miss the NEW Religious Studies Coffee Hour.

    Come join the faculty, graduate students, undergraduate majors & minors for a casual chance to engage in meaningful conversation.

    Tuesdays 1p - 2p in 3014 Foreign Language Building

    Any questions, please contact the Department Secretary for more information.