Religious Studies Program
Arts and Sciences Hall 205
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0298
Religious Studies students create UNO Ravel/ Unravel
Religious Studies students at UNO created a campaign with Ravel/ Unravel, a portrait of religious diversity at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Ravel/ Unravel is a multimedia exploration of the tapestry of spiritual and religious identities that make up our communities hosted by Project Interfaith. The project hopes to ignite a movement for people to openly and respectfully learn, talk and share about topics which are typically taboo but often define our interactions and experiences as humans: identity, religion, spirituality and culture. Please explore this website, watch video interviews and upload your own, comment on and share your favorite videos via social media, and utilize discussion guides and educational resources. http://ravelunravel.com/campaign/uno-ravelunravel
The Religious Studies program congratulates our 2013-2014 scholarship award winners: Natalie Hatfield (pictured with Religious Studies Chair Dr. Paul Williams), Ron Burke Scholarship; Jordan Block, Ron Burke Memorial Scholar; Amanda Fagan, Ron Burke Memorial Scholar
The Sidney H. Brooks Lecture "Reimagining Interfaith" will be presented by Beth Katz, Founder and Executive Director of Project Interfaith. It is open to the public at no charge. This year's lecture will take place in Bootstrapper Hall at the Thompson Alumni Center 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. Flyer.
Dereck Daschke is Chair of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University. The lecture will take place at Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 216, and is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by Religious Studies at UNO in cooperation with the Journal of Religion & Film. More Information
The Religious Studies program is pleased to announce that Dr. Curtis Hutt is joining the program as an Assistant Professor in the area of Judaic Studies. We look forward to many years of collaboration with this dynamic teacher and scholar.
Two Religious Studies students have been awarded Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) grants. Amanda Ryan (left), whose faculty mentor is Dr. Paul Williams, will examine religious diversity in Omaha, how people self-identify religiously, and Omaha's religious/cultural understanding and acceptance. Taylor Jackson(right),faculty mentor Dr. Curtis Hutt, will work on a project entitled, "The End of the World: Assessing Change in American Culture Through Reviewing Apocalyptic Film from the 1950's to the Present."
Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Religious Studies Program at UNO! Religion is a force in literature, art, music, politics, ethics, societal development, and economics. Through the centuries, religion has inspired progress in the battle for human rights, social justice, tolerance, and peace as well as genocide and war. An understanding of the role of religion world-wide is critical to a liberal arts education and a responsible citizenry.
Paul A. Williams, Ph.D
Chair, Religious Studies Program