Our department teaches students to analyze, understand and contribute to public conversations about the ways that religion and politics, economics, culture and society intersect in our world. Our faculty are productive, nationally recognized tenure-line scholar-teachers whose research engages a range of world religions. Our BA, MA, certificate and joint PhD programs prepare students to bring cultural and cross-cultural analytical tools to careers in business, human resources, social work, government, non-profits and journalism.

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Our Mission

Our department encourages students to become intelligent spokespersons in their work and in their various conversations about religion in the public sphere. Our faculty's dedication to students and the study of religion is reflected through our mentoring, research and public service, as well as our critical interpretation and analysis of the world's religions.

Our Goals

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Our Values

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our department embraces the University of Denver's stance on diversity, equity and inclusion and the commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive institution. We recognize that this work is ongoing, and we support the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Learn more about the research, publications and community-engagement work of our faculty and staff and find out how to get in touch with us.

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