Have you ever wondered...? Could the Dalai Lama choose not to reincarnate? How does religion play a role in global conflict or peacemaking? What are religious views on artificial intelligence or genetic engineering? What do religious texts have to say about animal rights, immigrant rights, queer rights, or health rights?

For students seeking a socially engaged liberal arts education, the Department of Religion, Spirituality, and Society explores questions of power, knowledge, and identity as they relate to religious traditions.

Religious Studies faculty members