"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

Anthony Beall

Religious Studies and English major, Anthony Beall, received the "Student Presentation Award" at the recent NC Religious Studies Association scholarly meeting at Fayetteville State University for his paper, "An Unholy Partnership: Disassociating Paul's Socio-Economic Vision From American Capitalism."

Anthony Beall


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For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Mary Nyangweso
(252) 737-2422