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Exploring Religions

A Web site introducing five world religions:  Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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The Religious Studies Program offers a range of courses in the academic study of religions. These courses seek to acquaint students with religious beliefs and behavior, helping them to understand the ability of religions to define the world in which their adherents live and the power religions have to influence the behavior of their followers. Read More....

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 21, 2014 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue of prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

UW Professor Excavates Significant Fifth Century Mosaic in Galilee

UW Professor Excavates Significant Fifth Century Mosaic in Galilee

June 25, 2013 — University of Wyoming Religious Studies Professor Paul Flesher was part of the excavation team which unearthed a pair of stunning mosaics decorating the floor of a late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee.

UW Professor, Student Part of Team that Made Monumental Excavation in Israel

UW Professor, Student Part of Team that Made Monumental Excavation in Israel

July 13, 2012 — Religious scholars and ancient historians should reexamine how they view the economic status of people living in Israel’s Sea of Galilee region during the fourth through sixth centuries, according to a University of Wyoming professor who was part of the team that excavated a stunning mosaic floor decorating the interior of an ancient synagogue building.

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