• Religious Studies Minor
  • Fall 2017 Religious Studies Classes
  • 2017 Mormon Studies Conference

 

 

   About Religious Studies                               UVU CB

Mission

The Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University fosters and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion. Due to its influential role in local, national, and international contexts, religion requires careful study utilizing academic methods employed in the examination of other social institutions. This includes the study of the history, theology, literature, folklore, etc. of various religions in an effort to study religion as a cultural phenomenon. The program is intended to serve our students and community by deepening our understanding of religious beliefs and practices in a spirit of open inquiry. Its aim is to create an environment in which a variety issues can be engaged from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. A religious studies minor will complement a variety of majors and contribute to a well-rounded educational experience by exposing students to multiple disciplines.

   Mormon Studies Conference                        2017 Mormon Studies   

2017 Mormon Studies Conference: Multicultural Mormonism

March 29th - 31st, 2017

This conference explored the multicultural and intercultural interactions within Mormonism, focusing on issues surrounding ethnicity, race, and class; and with an eye toward the future of Mormonism as a global religion.

For more information visit Multicultural Mormonism 

Video now available!

   Interreligious Engagement                           Interreligious 

Interfaith Student Council goes to New York City

UVU's incoming Interfaith Student Council for '17-'18 traveled to New York City for a 5-day interreligious immersion experience during which they engaged with a variety of religious traditions, religious leaders, scholars, and interfaith advocates. 

The Interreligious Engagement Initiative (IRI) is a project designed to support a variety of academic and engagement activities related to the study and practice of religion in comparative and cross-cultural contexts.Intercultural understanding is an educational imperative in higher education and is among the core values of Utah Valley University.

Each year a group of students selected to represent diverse religious and ethical voices to serve as campus leaders to widen inter religious education, understanding, and cooperation. 

Learn more at Interreligious Engagement

 
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