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Explore religious traditions in all of their complexity

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We explore religious traditions in all of their complexity through comparative, contextual (in specific historical or cultural contexts), and thematic studies.

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Your support enables the program to enhance the experience for undergraduate students. Gifts can help fund lectures and conferences, student research, distinguished speakers, and other program priorities. We will greatly appreciate and immediately put into use any gift, no matter the amount. Please consider a donation to the program Current Use Gift Fund.

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Affiliated programs at Cornell

Our program is closely connected through joint faculty members, cross-listed courses and collaborative events and projects to departments and programs across campus like:  anthropology, art historyAsian studies, classics, Jewish studies, history, philosophy, Literatures in EnglishNear Eastern studies and romance studies.

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Land acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.