Conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion at WIT

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L-R Dr. James Cuffe, WIT,  General Editor of Irish Journal of Anthropology.  Dr. Paul Clogher, Lecturer WIT. Colette Colfer, Lecturer WIT.  Dr. Jenny Butler, Lecturer UCC.  Dr. James Kapalo, UCC, President of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions

L-R Dr. James Cuffe, WIT, General Editor of Irish Journal of Anthropology. Dr. Paul Clogher, Lecturer WIT. Colette Colfer, Lecturer WIT. Dr. Jenny Butler, Lecturer UCC. Dr. James Kapalo, UCC, President of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions

WIT hosted the sixth annual conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion last Friday

The sixth annual conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion took place on Friday 16th June. 

The theme of this year's conference was 'Religion, Myth and Migration' and there were twenty presenters who spoke on diverse topics that included paganism, Catholicism, Mormons in Ireland, Secret Police archives in Central Europe, sacred tourism in Ireland, conversion to Islam, myths connecting to popular culture. 

Presenters came as far away as France for the conference but the majority of attendees and speakers came from universities and third level institutes in Ireland including UCC, DCU and WIT. 


Study Religion at WIT

Through the study of world religions, theology, philosophy, ethics, and sacred texts the BA (Hons) in Religious Studies programme gives you the opportunity to explore the different ways religious beliefs form and shape our world in an interdisciplinary context.

A mixture of ideas, outlooks and interests among students and staff fosters lively debate and enables you to gain respect for others and to understand a diversity of views.

Whatever perspective you bring, our programme encourages lively intellectual reflection upon our prior assumptions and the interface between religion, theology, and culture.

Religious Studies is available as a major or minor subject on the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) WD200 or as a minor subject on the BA (Hons) in Psychology WD163 programmes.

Accreditation: The BA (Hons) with Religious Studies has been accepted by the Healthcare Chaplaincy Board as an approved degree course for those wishing to apply for certification as a Catholic Healthcare Chaplain.

For more information visit the Religious Studies section. 

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