Video: Religion and the Value of a Liberal Arts Education

“Religion is not disappearing. It’s becoming one of the central organizing forces in many different countries and globally.” Thus begins a new video in which professors from the Department of Religion, as well as a number of students, talk about why the study of religion is important.

“The study of religion forces you to ask questions. It forces you to do so in a kind of culturally comparative way, and to do so from different disciplinary perspectives,” says .

Says and of African and African American Studies: “Above all, perhaps all other disciplines, it provides insight into what it means to be human.”