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Teaching Hinduism and Caribbean Religions in North Carolina

The graduate program in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida is designed to prepare students for careers for careers in academia, within government institutions, non-governmental organizations, and various forms of advocacy work. We believe our five tracks of

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Student awards go to top performers

Each year the Department of Religion at the University of Florida awards the top undergraduate and graduate student performers in Religious Studies. The 2018 Russell Jaberg Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a graduating religion major, went to winner Austin

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Religion in the News: April 27, 2018

Religion news is a beat in its own right. At the same time, religion as a category is not independent or sui generis. It is implicated in politics, society, science, culture, and many other fields of understanding, study, and news. The religion

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Lies, Lies, and Other Religion News: April 20, 2018

Lies, lies, and other religious news. Religion news isn’t all bad. Nor is it all good. This week’s news tends to lean toward the more scandalous, investigative, and questionable side of things with accusations leveled at a top institutional atheist leader, claims

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Satanic Ice Cream & Sanctuary Churches: March 30, 2018

The study of religion can take you anywhere. This week’s news goes to show it. Some Christians are boycotting what they see as “satanic ice cream.” Other Christians are shielding potential deportees from being sent back home. Still, others are

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Hipstering Religion…Hard: March 23, 2018

Hipster  — a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream; can often be seen wearing alternative and ironic clothing, sipping on craft beer, and making plans to move to Austin,

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