Interreligious dialogue is a cornerstone of the Religious Studies Department. The program fosters an atmosphere of respect for and communication with students, faculty, and staff of diverse spiritual and religious practices and beliefs.
The department believes that interreligious dialogue broadens our minds, deepens our hearts, and engages our activity in our shared community.
As a student in the Religious Studies Department, you'll encounter many courses based on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. Many full-time faculty members are Buddhist. Yet the department is committed to academic growth in course offerings in the world's great religious traditions. You'll have the opportunity to learn from scholar-practitioners who teach courses in Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and African religions.
Graduate students in Religious Studies and the Master of Divinity train in interreligious dialogue practica and organize university-wide dialogues within and outside of our community.
The Religious Studies Department aims to widen interreligious dialogue both within the department and throughout Naropa University.