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Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2020.
It is with the greatest pleasure that the School of Religion sends our best wishes to the graduating class of RELS students. We wish you all the best with future endeavours and adventures.

Prof Jason Kelly interviewed on CFRC

Prof Jason Kelly Interviewed on CFRC Radio

Dr Jason James Kelly will be interviewed as part of the CFRC radio series, Our Stolen Sister: listening to the voices from our community, on January 22, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Dr. Kelly will be discussing issues surrounding missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

For more information on the series, see their website


RELS Class Discusses Plight of Aboriginal Women

RELS Class Discuss Plight of Aboriginal Women and Girls

Students in RELS 227 Religions of Native People discussed the plight of aboriginal women and girls when Kingston and Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala visited their class on November 12th.

Kiwala spoke about the need for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Canadian aboriginal women and girls.

Instructor Jason Kelly reported that the students were very engaged and motivated by the talk.


International Award Winning Journalist Visits RELS Class

International Award-Winning Journalist Visits RELS Class

Fred Reed, an international award-winning journalist and a respected specialist on religion and politics in the Middle East, recently spoke with students enrolled in RELS 326 Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies.

Reed offered a firsthand account of his experiences in Iran after the Islamic Revolution and addressed a wide range of questions posed to him by students concerning religion and politics in Muslim societies.


RELS Student's Poster in Stauffer Library

RELS Student's Poster in Stauffer Library

Brynn Harlock, 4th year Religious Studies student, presented the poster resulting from her Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship. The poster, entitled "Beyond Heterosexuality: Examining the Opinions of Catholic Youth towards Sexual and Gender Minorities", was the product of her summer work with Prof. Pamela Dickey Young.

The poster is on display in Stauffer Library until October 30.


Prof Ascough Publishes New Book

Prof Ascough Publishes New Book

Prof. Richard Ascough's new book, 1 and 2 Thessalonians: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike, has been published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in their Guides to the New Testament Series.

This short overview narrates the story of the founding of the Christ group at Thessalonike through an examination of the literary content of the two canonical letters ascribed to Paul alongside comparative work with inscriptions from voluntary associations.