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Jeff Long

Learn from Internationally Known Faculty

Dr. Jeff Long, professor of religion at Elizabethtown College, publishes and speaks internationally on the subject of religious pluralism.

Leadership and Patel

Why Interfaith Leadership Studies?

Interfaith leadership and service are increasingly important in the arena of global politics, but also matter greatly in local communities, suburbs, and cities. We have national partnerships with Eboo Patel's Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, and have sponsored students to attend the IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institute.


Why Religious Studies?

In the 21st century, religion is as powerful a force in the world as it has ever been. In our program, you can learn about the religions of the world from books, and also from real-world experiences. We have connections with many local and regional churches, synagogues, and temples.



Recent books from our Professors!

"Gay Is Good: The Life and Letters of Gay Rights Pioneer Franklin Kameny," edited by our faculty member, Michael G. Long, is to be released in November. Check out this article to find out more.


Congratulations to Matt Doeing (Religious Studies, '13) and Jessica Oliver (Religious Studies, '13)

Matt Doeing has been accepted into the graduate program in theology at Providence College, and Jessica Oliver has been accepted into the graduate program in religious studies at Harvard Divinity School. 

New Assistant Professor Joining the Department

In Fall 2014, Richard Newton will become part of the Religious Studies Department as an assistant professor. He double majored in Religion and Anthropology at Texas Christian University, and went on to receive a master of divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Newton is currently studying at Claremont for a doctorate in Critical Comparative Scriptures. In addition to teaching religion, anthropology, and writing courses at varying universities, he has participated in an archaeological dig in Galilee, and served as a research assistant at an ethnographic field school in Mexico.

You can find out more about Richard Newton by visiting his web page at or through The Etownian article.


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