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Passing of Dean Ellen Aitken
In memory of Professor Ellen Aitken, Professor of Early Christian Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, who lost her battle to cancer on June 13, 2014.
Senate unanimously rejects provisions of Bill 60
$5 million gift from McGill alumni strengthens interfaith scholarship
McGill alumni Barbara and Patrick Keenan have made a landmark gift of $5 million to the Faculty of Religious Studies, as part of the University’s fundraising effort, Campaign McGill: History in the Making. This donation – the largest to the Faculty since its founding – will fortify teaching, research, scholarly collaboration and outreach related to the study of comparative religion and interfaith dialogue. Read more
Member of Faculty Advisory Board interviewed on CJAD
Anne Leahy, former Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See and member of the Faculty Advisory Board, interviewed on the Aaron Rand Show, CJAD 800 AM Radio, concerning the Pope's retirement.
CERC Plenary—Religion in the Text and on the Ground: The Convergence of Historiography and Ethnography in Religious Studies, May 8 to 10. Admission to the Conference is by registration. Please contact Fred Tappenden (frederick [dot] tappenden [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or Adam Barnett (adam [dot] barnett [at] ubc [dot] ca).
Public event, with Keynote speaker Charles Taylor, Religious Mutations in our Time?, Friday, May 8, 5:00 p.m., Birks Chapel, 3520 University Street.
Public event, Concert by Baba Brinkman, “Rap Guide to Religion.”Saturday, May 9, 8:30 p.m., Birks Chapel, 3520 University Street.
Please also refer to Lecture Series for more Faculty of Religious Studies lectures.