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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.

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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.

Department Events

The Religious Studies Department offers a broad range of events during the academic year. These activities allow studies to apply lessons from the classroom to life outside the classroom. In addition, students have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of this discipline, and engage in dialogues with many religious traditions. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend these activities. Here are some examples of events that highlight the Elizabethtown College brand of religious studies. You can also LIKE us on Facebook -Elizabethtown College Religious Studies Department

How Hinduism Changed America: the Enduring Legacy of Swami Vivekananda 

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Getting Carded: Documenting Identity in a Christian Nation 

The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition

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 Meditation Club

Date and Time: Mondays 3:45-4:30

Location: Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

The Meditation Club is a student run organization that meets every Monday during the academic year for a period of mindfulness. Overall, the goal of the organization is to provide a chance for students, faculty, and community members to relax and unwind from the stresses of life. Each meeting focuses on the secular practice of meditation in order to calm the mind. Participants who wish to practice elements of religious traditions in association with meditation, such as privately reciting a mantra, are welcome to do so. Sessions are led by faculty advisor Dr. Jeffery Long, and consist of two parts. The opening segment of the program provides a brief introduction to meditation, which transitions into a 15 minute meditation session. 





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