Religion News

The Religion Department’s mission was fueled by the wisdom of the great scholar of comparative religion Max Mueller: “if you know only one religion, you really don’t know any.” To help us spread knowledge about all religions, please contact us if you have a Temple University religion story. What kinds of stories should be told? Anything compelling that relates to Temple’s scholastic investigation of how religious worldviews affect business, politics, medicine, the arts, healthcare and more. It’s not enough to know just one religion; at Temple, our students engage in pluralistic religious study and leave as graduates who see entire cultures and societies in new lights.

On Monday October 14th by the Bell Tower, Temple Owls celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day. Sponsored in part by the Department of Religion, this event celebrated the original inhabitants of North America and it coincided with the opening of a contemporary Lenape art exhibit at the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) in Gladfelter Hall. Read the full article in the Temple News for more information on the art exhibit and Monday’s event.


Image of PhD student Shahid Nigro

One of our graduate students, Shahid Nigro, was nominated for an award by a former student of his. Shahid will be recognized with the other nominees during halftime of Temple’s Men's Soccer team's Most Valuable Professor game. The game will be held at the Temple Sports Complex located at 1300 Master St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 on Tuesday October 1st, 2019. Keep up the good work Shahid!

collage of all 6 fulbright winners

The College of Liberal Arts has another class of outstanding Fulbright students for 2019. Discover who they are, why they chose the College of Liberal Arts, what they want to study with their scholarships and what steps they recommend aspiring Fulbrighters take to follow in their footsteps.

On June 7, 2019, our graduate student Randy Goldson made a media appearance as a guest on Nationwide 90FM, a radio station in Jamaica, to discuss the possible repeal of the Obeah Act in Jamaica.

On Friday May 17, our department chair Professor Terry Rey gave a talk at L'École normale supérieure in Paris, France. Professor Rey’s talk was a part of Tepsis theory workshops held by Centre Maurice Halbwachs. The Theme of the workshop was “Quoi faire de la religion? (What to do with religion?)” and Professor Rey’s talk was titled “Qu'est-ce que le capital religieux ? Sur une déconnexion transatlantique d’un concept théorique clé (What is the religious capital?