(from Queen's News Centre)
Queen's Theological College and the Department of Religious Studies have joined forces to become the new Queen's School of Religion.
The change recognizes increased enrolment in the area of religious studies and the success of the MA in Religion and Modernity. Both a new name and a new direction for the school with stronger ties to the University community were adopted in 2007 as part of a five-year strategic plan.
"Our new structure and identity allow us to be more efficient and effective in delivering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in religious and theological studies," says Queen's School of Religion Principal Jean Stairs.
The new School of Religion aims to increase understanding of world religions, explore how religion is crossing boundaries and cultures in the modern world, and examine the ways the Canadian religious landscape is changing.
A ceremony to mark the launch of the new school will take place on Tuesday, March 23 at 2:30 pm on the second floor of Theological Hall. Principal Daniel Woolf and incoming V-P (Academic) Bob Silverman will speak at the event.