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 September 26, Venerable Dr. Yifa will give a talk about  Contemporary Buddhism in China in the CHAT Lounge. She is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun who is a social activist with a PhD from Yale and founder/director of the Woodenfish Foundation. This talk is sponsored by Global StudiesAsian Studies and the Department of Religion.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Terry Rey will be giving a talk on October 23 as part of the Global Faculty Series. The Global Studies Program will be presenting Dr. Rey  as he discusses The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World. Discussant: Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken City College of New York.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, We had Fall 2017 graduate student orientation and welcome lunch in the Department of Religion lounge, Anderson Hall, 6th floor. Thanks to the effort of our department coordinator Jemina Quales, faculty members and current graduate students, we welcomed new graduate students Yohong Roh, Atsede Elegba, Mary Ward-Bucher and Gerard James to the department. Welcome to the Religion Department!

On July 15-17, 2017 Professor Vasiliki Limberis was invited to present at the the workshop conference on Innovations in the Veneration of Martyrs in the Fourth Century CE at the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures at Münster University, Münster, Germany. 

Robert Berry

A double major in religion and Asian studies — plus two minors and a certificate — helped prepare Berry for his role as a Refugee and Asylum Officer with the Department of Homeland Security.