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Religious Studies News & Events

Religious Studies News & Events

  •  Spring '15 Course to Consider

    Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015


    SCTR 175: Redeeming Economics
    TTh 3:50–5:30 pm, #19830
    Professor Catherine Murphy
    What do you desire?
    Why do you want “goods,” and are these goods and desires actually good foryou? What responsibility do you have to yourself and too thers in your labor, your consumption, your property, your investments, your debts? Explore these questions in dialogue with the Bible and economic theorists from Karl Marx to Ayn Rand.


  •  Spring '15 Course to Consider

    Friday, Feb. 20, 2015


    RSOC 191: Religion of Colonized Peoples
    MW 7:20-9:05 PM, #19721
    Professor Teresia Hinga
    The aim of this course is to analyze from an insider perspective the role of religion both in the process of colonizing Africa as well as in the process of resistance to colonization.


  •  Vance-Trembath on The O'Reilly Factor

    Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

    Check out Prof. Sally Vance-Trembath speaking on the role of religion in the struggle with ISIS.

  •  Faculty Book Review

    Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
  •  A Legacy of Love and Justice

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

    The 35th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Romero & The 38th Anniversary of the Death of Rutilio Grande, S.J.

    They were friends and companions on a journey
    of solidarity and justice for the poor of El Salvador.

    The commemoration will include poetry reading, art,
    reflections of their spiritual journey, a remembering
    of their lives and a celebration of their memory.

    St. Clare Room
    SCU Library, 3rd floor
    Williman Room
    No RSVP required

    Ana Maria Pineda, RSM (Religious Studies)
    408-554-6958 or
    Juan Velasco (English Department)

  •  Islam's Jesus

    Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

     The Pacifica Institute and Santa Clara University’s Religious Studies Department present Islam’s Jesus

    A Lecture by Prof. Zedic Sarioprak

    Friday, January 30, 2015 4-5:15 p.m.

    Wiegand Room (Vari Hall)

  •  ISIS/The Islamic State: History, Symbolism, and Ideology

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

     Lecture sponsored by AIMES, Religious Studies, Political Science & Modern Languages 

    Wednesday, January 28 - 5 pm - Kennedy Commons - Refreshments will be served!
    Professor Farid Senzai,
    Political Science
    “The Emergence of ISIS”

    Professor Elijah Reynolds,
    Modern Languages
    “Brand Recognition and
    the Da’esh Crime Syndicate”

    Professor David Pinault,
    Religious Studies
    “What makes ISIS Attractive?”


  •  Kinship Across Borders

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

     Check out Prof. Heyer's latest podcast for the Creighton University Center for Catholic Thought's Catholic Comment Podcast

  •  Not my Life

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

     The SCU Human Trafficking Reading, Research and Interest Group (Teresia Hinga, Karen Peterson-Iyer, Janet Giddings, Jonathan Fung and Joe Morris) is coordinating a screening of the documentary "Not my Life" followed by discussion in order to raise awareness among our community on the forms of modern slavery in the U.S. and worldwide.  This event will take place Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM in Williman Hall. 

  •  Fall 2014 Perspectives

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

     Check out our Fall newsletter for updates on what has been happening in the department!

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