"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.


Faculty Spotlight

Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture

The annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture is one of the important projects of the Religious Studies Program. The 23rd Annual Distinguished Lecture features Raymond A. Moody, Jr. and will be held October 27, 2015, Tuesday, 7:00 PM in Wright Auditorium

Dr. Raymond Moody

The 23rd Annual Distinguished Lecture
October 27, 2015, Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Wright Auditorium
Speaker: Raymond A. Moody, Jr.

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Student Spotlight

Kathryn Medinas

Kathryn Medinas was awarded the RCAW 2016 Undergraduate Student Award for her oral presentation in the area of Humanities. The title of her presentation was "From Equality to Exclusion: Women's Roles in the Early Church". This presentation was derived from her work with Prof. Lee Johnson for her senior thesis project in the Honors College.

Katy is a senior, graduating in May 2016 with a Major in Multidisciplinary Studies--Religious Studies. She has been accepted into Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC in the Masters of Divinity Program to begin in the fall of 2016. She plans to pursue a track of study towards ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Kathryn Medinas

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For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Mary Nyangweso
(252) 737-2422