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  • Religious Studies Program 


    In the spirit of leadership, Monmouth University promotes the research, study, and teaching of world religions to:

    • teach our students and the community to understand different faiths and their cultural heritage;
    • help foster a harmonious social unity in which members of all religions or ideologies may interact openly;
    • study different religions with scholarly objective analysis and scientific criticism;
    • analyze the sacred texts, doctrines, and teachings of world religions;
    • highlight religious/philosophical questions with reasoned consistent, coherent, and integrated investigations, while respecting cultural and gender differences and sustaining the freedom of every personal faith and ideology;
    • deepen the understanding of religious differences which often lead to military and sectarian conflicts; and
    • search for common ground(s) from which world peace can flourish, encouraging the awareness that religions offer ethical and moral codes.