Upcoming events and event archives

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Love Your Neighbor: Jews, Christians, and the Meaning of a Very Elusive Commandment

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us on Thursday, March 28 in the Marvin Center, Room 301 for the 2019 Ziffren Lecture: "Love Your Neighbor: Jews, Christians, and the Meaning of a Very Elusive Commandment"

Religious Tradition and the Future of Life in the Cosmos

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please join us on Thursday, February 7th in the Marvin Center, Room 402-404 for a lecture on Religious Tradition and the Future of Life in the Cosmos.

Freud's Mahābhārata

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us on Thursday, September 28, ​for a symposium in honor of Alf Hiltebeitel, who is retiring after 49 years at GW.

Symposium: Religion & Environment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us April 19 in the Elliott School State Room for a symposium on Religion and the Environment, featuring two panels of academic and activist perspectives.

"Neural Buddhism" and "Mindfulness Revolution?"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Tibetan Buddhist scholar Dr.

Sunnis and Shi'ites in Historical Perspective

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

The Religion Department and the Islamic Studies program are proud to present the all-day conference Sunnis and Shi'ites in Historical Perspective: Differences and Commonalities.


Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Rosenwald is the incredible story of Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. A high school dropout who rose to become the President of Sears, Rosenwald joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.

Religion in Contemporary China

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Along with China’s astonishing economic growth in recent years, Chinese religions have enjoyed a remarkable renaissance. Buddhist, Daoist, and popular religious temples have flourished.

Lecture: "The Role of Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Religion Department of the George Washington University and the Abbie Ziffren Lecture Series proudly present