News & Events


April 2020 
RPUC has been renewed for the 2020-21 academic year by the Institute for Advanced Study.
January 2020 — RPUC receives IDEA grant
Faculty in the Religious Studies Program have received a Faculty Driven Initiative Award from the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) to augment the work of the Religion and the Public University Collaborative, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.  The award will be used to bring in a nationally noted speaker on the subject of religion and public education and to host faculty and staff conversations regarding religion and the UMN campus climate. The activities will be led by co-PIs Jeanne Kilde (RELS), Virajita Singh (OED/CDES), Penny Edgell (Sociology) and Aisha Ghani (ANTH/RELS). 

Past Events

2018 — Religious Space as Sites for Interaction
A Workshop for Faculty, Graduate Students & Scholars

2016 — Talking About Religion

2015 — Teaching about Religions in Public