Religion shapes individuals, societies, and history. We strive to understand its effects on a globalized world. Our non-sectarian, multi-disciplinary curriculum examines many traditions: Judaic, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Native American, and more.
Do you have a favorite moment in a Religious Studies course here at Gettysburg?
My favorite moment in a Religious Studies course at Gettysburg has to be going to the Farm of Peace for my Islam in America class. Being there in that community allowed me to understand more fully the concepts and practices that we were studying in class. Additionally, it was such a great opportunity to really reflect upon my own beliefs and strengthen my friendships with everyone in my class, as well as establish new ones!
I am currently a third-year law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law. After my clerkship, I hope to work for the Department of Justice as a Judicial Law Clerk at Immigration Court. It is my hope, in the long run, to work in immigration law or immigration policy, and work to pass some form of comprehensive immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. My passion for studying religion and its far-reaching impact is what led me to a religious studies degree, but that degree has also prepared me to be critical, analytical, and thoughtful. Whether people wish to acknowledge it, religion is a part of every aspect of society. It impacts policy—at the national, state, and local level. Knowing this has allowed me to understand why policies are enacted and also what problems they might impose upon different faiths.