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The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education – Virtual Conference Recording

On November 06, 2020, the Religion and Public University Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota hosted a virtual colloquium, presented by John Schmalzbauer (Missouri State U) Kathleen A. Mahoney (GHR Foundation).

Description of event: For decades the secularization narrative dominated discussions of religion on campus. While capturing important trends, it underestimated the resilience of religion in higher education. Reflecting the diversity of American religious life, today’s university is a spiritual marketplace, where sacred and secular cross paths on the campus green. Drawing on their recent book, John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mahoney will provide an overview of the changing role of religion in student life.

The event was sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, the Religious Studies Program, Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy.