School of Religion

School of Religion

School of Religion

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Welcome to Queen's School of Religion

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Queen's School of Religion is home to a community of faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students who are passionate about understanding the role of religion in modern and ancient cultures.

What We Do

Together we help students learn to be inquiring and engaged citizens, capable of communicating across cultures, and prepared for success in a multireligious, multiethnic world. We offer three-and four-year undergraduate programs in Religious Studies, as well as a twelve month Master of Arts in Religious Studies. All our teaching is informed by active research programs.

Why We Do It

Religion is one of the defining questions of Canada and the modern world, but it is poorly understood in the media, government and business. Our research and teaching investigate important questions about the place of religion and culture in society.

  • What role did Christian missionaries play in the erasure of Indigenous identities in Canada, and how can Christians play a role in reconciliation?
  • Is there any solution to the long history of mutual violence among Jews, Christians and Muslims?
  • Why did Russian and Chinese authorities attempt to suppress religious activity in the 20th century, only to rely on it for legitimacy in the 21st century?
  • How do religions shape gender norms and sexual identities?
  • Why do Canadian millennials increasingly identify as spiritual but not religious?
  • How has Pope Francis turned climate change into a moral question for a billion Catholics?

How We Can Help You

Our teaching and research equip students with skills that are in demand by today's employers, and help them succeed, whatever their career path.

To see what difference a first class education in religious studies can make, why not meet our alumni?

Where We Are

Queen's School of Religion is located in Theological Hall on the main campus of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We are situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.