The Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture provides the University of Arizona with a research and outreach center that addresses the renewed role of religion in international politics and in societies across the globe and situates that role in historical perspective. It is essential for the land-grant mission of the University of Arizona to engage the fundamental question of religion's impact on all human societies and cultures. As a public university, the University of Arizona recognizes that a non-sectarian understanding of religion and its role in culture is central to its educational mission, and the Institute provides an opportunity to align this aspect of the UA mission with the pressing realities of our day. 

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Join us to explore funding opportunities via the European Union. Let pfoley at email.arizona.edu know if you would like to join the ISRC group attending this event.
This event will be held at the Marriot on campus Thursday, November 20th, 2014
at 9:00am – 10:30am
Please register with those organizing the event (not the ISRC) by Nov 19 as indicated in the information.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

RelSec Symposium
“Rethinking Secularism”
February 21, 2014
The University of Arizona, Modern Languages Building Rm 451
Featuring Presentations and Discussion by Internationally Distinguished Scholars Akeel Bilgrami, Dilip Gaonkar, Colin Jager, and Radha Radhakrishnan

Friday, February 21, 2014

In the summer the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture became a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The Consortium brings together academic organizations like the ISRC from across the United States and is currently increasing its affiliation with similar international bodies. 

Friday, June 28, 2013