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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.

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2018 Mormon Studies Conference
Heaven & Earth
Mormonism and the Challenges of Science, Revelation and Faith

February 22-23, 2018

This conference will explore the landscape of Mormon thought as it relates to the relationships between science, theology, scriptural narratives, and LDS authoritative discourse. It will also explore abiding questions of faith, reason, and doubt and the reactions against the intellectualizing forces that bear on the truth claims of Mormonism.

For more information visit the Heaven & Earth website

   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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