• Congratulations and Celebrations: We have good news to share about the stellar accomplishments of our recent graduates:
  • Summer 2014 SOAR students in the Religion Dept. and Peace and Justice Studies Minor include Dylan Grubb.
  • Micah Leonard, '13 was hired by Moravian College's Department of Registration, and was accepted at Moravian Theological Seminary; and in her spare time is a national track star, having come in 2nd in national competition in the triple jump!
  • Naiomi Gonzalez, '12 in Religion, has received a full scholarship and fellowship to begin Masters of Divinity Studies at Brite Theological Seminary in Texas. Naiomi also received the Theta Kappa Alpha Award for Excellence in Religious Studies.
  • Sarah White, '11, presented a paper, "Sactuary, Saints and Samaritans," at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies in Annville, PA in March, 2013. Sarah was a participant in the 2011 Religion Dept. travel seminar to the Mexico/Arizona border region with Rel 255: "Liberation Theology".
  • Mike Santos, 11, Religion, has accepted a full scholarship and teaching assistantship to begin a Masters of Theology at Villanova University.
  • Eddie Gonzalez, '12, Religion; and Justin Miranda, '12, Business and Religion, both were hired as Admissions Counselors in our own Moravian College Office of Admissions. They will recruit prospective students and assist them through the application process.
  • Sarah White, '11, is working with Jacobsberg Historical Society as a docent and administrative assistant. The Society is dedicated to preseving the memory of the Henry Family who were industrialists in the early 1800's.
  • Nina Patton, '11 in Religion, received a full scholarship to begin Masters of Divinity Studies at Drew Theological School and is in her second year.
  • Mike Accurso, '11 in Sacred Music and minoring in Religion, has received a full scholarship to University of Notre Dame for a Masters in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting through the Department of Theology.
  • Kat Steinman, '10 in Religion, received a full scholarship to begin Masters of Divinity Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
  • Rachel Kleiner, '11 major in history, minor in religion with Honors, is starting her second year at Tel Aviv University in Israelis pursuing a MA program on the "Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible".
  • Leon Edelman, '09, Religion and Business, was hired as "Program Director" at The Lincoln Center for Family & Youth in Audubon, PA, a non-profit human service organization serving children, adults and families. Most recently he has moved to Vanguard where he works as a financial specialist.
  • The Religion Department is proud to report that three of its faculty published books in 2010-2011. See the following to the right --

News and Opportunities

There is a newly established Peace and Justice Studies Minor at Moravian College. Visit the Link above to find out more! A Peace and Justice Studies Minor is a wonderful accompaniment to many diverse majors offered at the college. This interdisciplinary minor is housed in the Dept. of Religion and is co-directed by Drs. Denton-Borhaug and Jasper.

We are celebrating the new books published by Religion Dept. faculty:

Jason Radine, The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah, Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2. Reihe 45, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.

Jason Radine proposes that the biblical book of Amos is not a work of "prophecy" as the phenomenon is known from the ancient Near East, but rather a religio-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the Northern Kingdom.

Arash Naraghi, The Soul's Mirror (On Rumi's life and Ideas), Tehran, Negah Moaser, 2010.
-- The Ethics of Human Rights, Tehran, Negah Moaser, 2010.
Forthcoming:
--Theology of Absence, Tehran, Negah Moaser.
--On Love, (Philosophical articles), by Martha Nussbaum, Robert Solomon, Robert Nozick, and others, Tehran, Nashre Ney.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug, U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation, London: Equinox, 2011. Religion and Violence Series, Co-editors Rosemary Radford Ruether and Lisa Isherwood..

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Resume-Building Seminar

It's more important than ever for undergraduate students to develop tools to help them navigate the world of questions and opportunities regarding life after college.  See the informative powerpoint presentation here, developed by Eddie Flaherty, '12. Mock resumes and Moravian College Career Guides can be found in our new common area on the first floor of Comenius.

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More News from the Department

This spring 2014 Dr. Denton-Borhaug led students in Religion 255: Liberation Theology, to study the issues of theology, immigration and the border during spring break, with "Borderlinks," a non-profit dedicated to increasing multicultural awareness and understanding of the border and immigration. These students were part of Rel 255, "Latin American Liberation Theology," and a seminary course, "Liberation Theology". Ds. Kelly Denton-Borhaug. Check out the Moravian Religion Department Facebook for pictures and more details:

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We encourage students to make use of a wide array of opportunities to deepen and enhance their study in the Department of Religion. Among the possibilities to consider:

We also strongly encourage our students to plan for some sort of internship while they are completing their major. This is something to discuss with your advisor, but you can also access some additional internship information here.

Religion students have been granted SOAR research grants to do independent research with professors over the summer. See the Soar web page for more information: Among other items, check out the proposal that was successfully submitted by the Summer 2011 Rokke Research Scholar Naiomi Gonzalez, a Religion major. Other Moravian College Religion majors have sucessfully submitted proposals to present their scholarship at local undergraduate conferences such as the LVAIC Women's Studies Conference, and the Social Justice Conference at Muhlenberg College. Speak with your advisor and professors about how to go about preparing for these great opportunities.

Students who demonstrate excellence in their studies are eligible for induction into the National Religion Honor Society, Theta Kappa Alpha. For more information, click here.

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Congratulations to Moravian College Religion Majors for the following accomplishments in 2011-2012!