Religion and the Public University Collaborative

Capital Building, Mosque, Northrop

The role of religion on public university campuses has changed significantly in the 21st century as religious identity has been afforded increasing significance in the intersectional selves of students, faculty, and staff. While this is a positive development for many, changing attitudes toward religion have also spurred conflict and raised challenges that in some cases administrators are at a loss to address. The Religion and the Public University collaborative brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from several Twin Cities and coordinate campus units of the University of Minnesota to research the historical, legal, and sociological scholarship on the religion/public university relationship and uses that material to provide context for discussions and deliberations aimed at disseminating information and developing guidelines or best practices advice for managing this complicated relationship.

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