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Protest and Resistance in Iraq and Iran

A panel discussion with Negar Mottahedeh and Ali Issa. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-6 p.m., Maple Room, EUC Dr. Mottahedeh is Associate Professor…

Search for Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks to fill a tenure track position in Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant…

Buddhism and Islam in the Himalayas: A Summer Study Abroad Program in North India

Ladakh is a Himalayan borderland region populated by Buddhist and Muslim communities. Ladakhis have witnessed rapid social, economic, and cultural changes in…

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Alumni Spotlights

Lillian Penny Carden

I was interested in so many different things, and I loved learning about many different kinds of people and their beliefs. I also really enjoyed the history aspect of Religious Studies – learning why wars were started, who wrote which parts of the Bible, and how/when different religions developed.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life (2016)

Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars…

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