The Future of Religious Studies and the Public Understanding of Religion in a Global Age

This conversation will address how theological and religious education should be transformed under the array of challenges we face in a global era. Specifically, it will address the pressures on theological and religious education and ways that these disciplines can adapt to a changing landscape; ways that professors of undergraduates in non-religious studies departments can teach students about religion across academic disciplines; and how these various modes of religious and theological education can rise to the challenges of deep misunderstanding about religious peoples, traditions, and norms.

A panel of distinguished scholars, including Ayesha Chaudhry (University of British Columbia), Dean David Hempton (Harvard Divinity School), President Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary), Erik Owens (Boston College), and Michael Kessler (Georgetown University), will discuss these and other challenges to the future of religious studies.

For more information and to RSVP, please see the event page.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00pm to 5:45pm

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Third floor conference room
3307 M St. NW, Suite #200, Washington, DC 20007