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.

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Our doctoral doctoral candidate, Timothy Loftus has received a U.S. Student Fulbright award in the 2019-2020 academic year. His project is titled "Social Engagement as Religious Practice Among Ambedkarite Buddhists in India."

Minjung Noh, also a doctoral candidate, has been appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor of World Religion at the Wartburg College, starting September 2019. Congratulations Timothy and Minjung! 

On January 12th 2019, Dr. Bingenheimer will present at the Buddhist Translation Forum 2019 in Gaoxiong, Taiwan. The topic will be "The Latter Days of Translation - From Human Translating to Evaluating Machine Translation".

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Dr. Bingenheimer will give a talk at Fu Jen University, Taipei on 12/17. The title of the talk is Network Analysis in Digital Humanities for Religious Studies.

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Following the tragic deaths of 11 Jews in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the College of Liberal Arts’ History and Religion departments invited students to a forum on the history and current state of anti-Semitism in the U.S.

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Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon has passed away. Dr. Cannon was a faculty member of the Department of Religion in 1993 and was the first African American woman to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church  U.S.A.  and a leading voice in Womanist Theology. She will be truly missed amongst colleagues, friends and family. You can read more about Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon on the Presbytery of Philadelphia website