Religious Studies

January 13, 2023

The last member of the ‘Holy Trinity’ is remembered for devotion to the well-being of students, colleagues and the greater community of Albion.

February 1, 2022

The ‘go-to’ resource is used in religious studies courses and classrooms at colleges and universities around the world.

July 30, 2021

A recent book on global Catholicism does a deep dive into the late Albion professor’s study of Christianity in India.

February 15, 2021

Albion students in these two majors can begin graduate study as much as two full semesters faster thanks to the College’s new “4+1” agreement with WMU launching in Fall 2021.

June 19, 2020

Dr. Ron Mourad, who has taught in Albion College’s Religious Studies Department since 2001, has been named interim provost effective July 1. “I like thinking about new programs and how they attract new and different types of students,” he said. “We want to enliven a student’s imagination.”

May 2, 2019

In an effort to bring the dead back to history, Albion’s 10th biennial trip to Poland, capping the College’s Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project, is a chance for students to uncover and restore graves of Holocaust victims as well as learn about Polish Jewry in an experience many students have called unforgettable.

September 6, 2018

“Earlier this summer, while chatting with a group of Albion churchgoers, I made a remark about religious diversity and immediately regretted it,” writes Tyler Eyster, ’20. “I worried that these older people might be offended by the idea that one could embrace people of different faiths. Later, a woman in the group told me, ‘If you think we think we’re the only ones going to heaven, you’re wrong. These people are my family and I love them, but if I had to stay with just them for all eternity, I’d probably walk right out those Pearly Gates.'”

June 20, 2018

The best place to study post-genocide restoration and peace building is to do it where people are still in the process and have come through many difficulties. In spring 2018 Cameron Voss studied abroad in Rwanda, and the experiential learning process was emphasized through constant site visits and learning from people with firsthand experience.

October 16, 2017

Professor emeritus of religious studies William Gillham, age 84, died unexpectedly in Albion on Saturday, October 14. Gillham was hired by the College in 1961 as a combination philosophy and religion professor; his arrival doubled the size of both departments and he held that joint appointment for many years. He was an ardent champion of the liberal arts tradition focused in the Western classical canon.