Department of Religion

Expert available to speak on Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis made international headlines this week when he endorsed same-sex civil unions in an interview for the feature-length documentary “Francesco.” Aline Kalbian, chair of the FSU Department of Religion, can provide an in-depth perspective and context related to the implications of Pope Francis’ comments. Kalbian’s research focuses on how moral traditions develop and change […]

FSU religion doctoral candidate wins fellowship to study abroad in India

Rebecca Peters, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Florida State University, has won a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for 2020. Peters will travel to Mumbai, India, in January to research how the culture of Hinduism informs content Bollywood produces, specifically the portrayal of gender roles, for its worldwide audience of […]

FSU expert available to comment on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A massive fire scorched the rooftop of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday, razing the famous Gothic structure’s spire and threatening to completely destroy its internal wooden frame. A Florida State University expert is available to discuss the cultural, historical and religious significance of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the centuries […]

FSU religion professor receives respected humanities fellowship

A Florida State University faculty member will head to Southeast Asia this fall with the help of a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Getty Foundation. Elizabeth Cecil, assistant professor of religion and a trained historian, was one of 10 researchers from across the country to be selected as a […]

Expert Pitch: FSU professor available to comment on Billy Graham legacy

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Billy Graham died at the age of 99. He was known worldwide for preaching and teaching about Christianity through a variety of mediums, including TV and film. Graham also provided counsel to several U.S. presidents and championed desegregation in the 1960s. As many mourn the loss of Graham and remember the […]