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The Religion Department's Forum on Race and Religion Series presents a talk with Jeremy Schipper (Temple University) and Nyasha Junior (Temple University). This event will be held on Thursday April 29, 2021 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm. You can join this discussion via Zoom.

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PhD religion candidate Minjung Noh will defend her dissertation “Transnational Salvation and the Gendering of Habitus: Korean Women Protestant Missionaries in Haiti.” Noh’s dissertation focuses on transnational Korean evangelical Christianity, particularly among Korean and Korean American Protestant missionaries in Haiti. Noh centers the Korean American women of these missionaries to explore how they derive gendered and religious capital from their care labor. 

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Professor Douglas Duckworth is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Research Grant in Tibetan Buddhist Studies from the Tsadra Foundation. The prestigious grant is awarded to a scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of Tibetan Buddhist Studies and is considered one of the highest awards in Tibetan Buddhist scholarship. With support from the Tsadra Foundation, Dr.

Thomas Patrick Burke, Th.D., Ph.D., passed away on Tuesday morning February 23, 2021 at the age of 86. A Requiem Mass will be offered on Saturday March 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 140 West Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Joining our department in 1972, Professor Burke spent most of his academic career at Temple. He was an observer at the Second Vatican Council in Rome, a keen intellect, and a devotee of the Blessed Mother, among many other things.

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Join Dr. Nyasha Junior and Dr. Jeremy Schipper for a Virtual Lounge Seminar at Princeton University for the Religion and Race Series – Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon event. 

Registration is required. Please visit Religion and Race page on the Princeton website, to register and read further details.