Links of Interest

The Hoot’s article on Marla Frederick’s lecture, “Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global”

The Justice’s coverage of Idit Klein’s lecture, “TRANSlations: Situating LGBTQ Identity and Experience in Jewish Texts and Tradition”

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Meet the Minors
Thursday Jan. 21, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Shapiro Campus Center Room 314

FordHall2015 Statement of Support from PRS Faculty Members

As scholars of religion, we support our Brandeis students who are calling upon the University to live up to its highest values. We pledge to work with Black students and Black faculty and, indeed, with all of our colleagues and the administration to ensure racial justice at Brandeis and to provide our students with an education that can help them to create a racially just world. 

Tzvi Abusch
Bernadette J. Brooten
Abby Cooper
Jonathan Decter
Yu Feng
Sarah Lamb
Kristen Lucken
Charles McClendon
Ellen Schattschneider
David Wright


The modern field of religious studies is an important part of a liberal arts education, allowing for the study of religious thought, ritual, culture, history and texts, often in a comparative context. Interdisciplinarian by design, Brandeis' Program in Religious Studies exposes students to each of these religious manifestations through a wide variety of scholarly and pedagogical approaches as well as thought provoking speakers and cultural events.

Although it is not mandatory, the PRS journey is best begun with a course that surveys a variety of religions. REL 107a, ANTH 80a, SOC 129a and NEJS 3a presently all fulfill this Core Course requirement. For a complete list of requirements; please go to the Minor Requirements page

Brandeis, with its commitment to moral and social responsibility, and the wide range of ethnic and religious traditions represented in the student body, provides a unique context for the study of religions in a climate of curiosity and sympathetic understanding.

Please go to this link to read the Program in Religious Studies' Learning Goals