Religion department graduate school fair at a recent Sibley Day.
Whether it is the latest debate between “atheists” and “theists,” or the supposed battle between “faith” and “science,” or terrorist activities by proponents of a perverted Islam or Christianity or Judaism or whatever else, or merely a seeming offhanded reference to God in support for some domestic policy initiative, one thing is certain—religion is only becoming more important for understanding the modern world. As a result, those who have a firm, broad, and multifaceted understanding of religion will be well placed to make a positive impact on society from within many different fields and career paths. Consider:
How can you teach a class of 5th graders made up of Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc., if you do not know something about those religions?
How do you sell a product to a market of diverse religious belief without inadvertently alienating a whole demographic?
How do you avoid offending partners of different faiths in international business?
How can you produce art that will move people without knowing something about the symbols and values of the religions those people hold dear?
The Religion Department at Lindenwood University will help you address these sorts of questions by providing you with the sort of background necessary to navigate today’s religiously-charged world as “an educated, responsible citizen of a global community.” Check out the links below for more information on what you can do with your LU religion degree.