On March 4, 2021, Professor Mohammad Hassan Khalil (Michigan State) present the annual Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies. Titled "Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question," Khalil's presentation explored questions pertaining to Islamic conceptualizations of salvation.
In a recent WCCO-TV news segment titled "Why Are Fewer Americans Involved In Organized Religion?", RELS professor Penny Edgell provided her expertise to explain the decline in religious attendance among Americans. View the full segment here.
Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the History Department and the Religious Studies Program, is interviewed in a new PBS series, The Black Church, airing on February 18 and 23. This series reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.
On November 06, 2020, the Religion and Public University Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota hosted a virtual colloquium, presented by John Schmalzbauer (Missouri State U) Kathleen A. Mahoney (GHR Foundation). View the recording of the colloquium here.