"If I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that's how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today." -- United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry
Religion at East Carolina University is studied in a nonsectarian, interdisciplinary fashion, providing students with an understanding of religion as an historical and cultural phenomenon. Our program neither excludes nor promotes any religious tradition or viewpoint. In addition to courses on specific religions, students take courses in a variety of disciplines that consider religious themes and approaches, including anthropology, archaeology, art, history, literature, philosophy, psychology and sociology.
The Religious Studies Program at East Carolina University welcomes faculty, students and researchers to the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) annual meeting to be held in Spring 2019. SECSOR is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). The Religious Studies Program at East Carolina University is honored to host next 2019 meeting on our campus. We welcome participants, friends and colleagues to the beautiful city of Greenville in North Carolina.
The deadline for submissions to the 2019
annual meeting is October 1st, 2018. All proposals must be submitted through the
online submission form. Each member is limited to one proposal, although a member can indicate a second choice of sections on the submission form. All program participants must be pre-registered for the meeting and any materials for the presentations such as the copying of handouts is the responsibility of the presenter. Download the 2019 Call for Papers
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