We are a department housed within The Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA.) Established in 1995, and inaugurating our MA program in 1996, our department offers instruction in all of the major religions of the world and in a number of thematic areas. The religions and thematic areas include: Native American and African Religions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity; themes such as peace and conflict, sex and gender, environment, development, migration, health, new religious movements, and religious memorialization. Our faculty members are well published, and are known nationally and internationally.