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Welcome to the Religion Department at Hope College!

We are a community of teacher-scholars and students devoted to the study of Religion in a global society and in the context of the historic Christian faith.

We invite you to look around and get to know us—our faculty, students, programs, and activities.

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Hope College alumnus Fr. David Meconi, S.J., will be returning to his alma mater on Monday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in Martha Miller 135 (Fried-Hemenway Auditorium) to give a late-afternoon lecture entitled RAVISHING RUIN: WHY DO WE HARM OURSELVES? as part of the Saint Benedict Forum’s Catholic Speaker Series.

Our own Steve Bouma-Prediger presents at the Hope-WTS Theology Seminar, in Graves Hall Presidents Room on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 3:30 p.m.

“Coffee and Conversation” with Bishop David Walkowiak
The Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will visit Hope College for an ecumenical, informal time of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Saint Benedict Forum’s Catholic-Reformed Dialogue series.

Arts and Humanities Symposium: The Post-Industrial City, February 13, 2015, DePree Cook Auditorium, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the DeWitt Herrick Room, Aaron Van Oosterhout will present "Popular Conservatism in Mexico: Land, Religion, and Politics in Nayarit and Queretaro, 1750-1850". This event is co-sponosred by the History and Religion Department.

Have you wondered how a Religion major/minor might fit into your plans? Well, here's what some of our graduates are doing right now.

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Still wondering? Make an appointment with Dr. Tyler, Chair of the Religion Department (LH123), or for more information email or stop by the Religion Department office (LH111).

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