Studying religion is to study how people understand themselves and their purpose on the planet. Our religious studies programme aims to guide students in their thinking about morality, spirituality and religious practice.
Our programme explores the relationship between religion and science and politics, examining questions on the existence of God and religion as statecraft. Students will have the opportunity to engage in intellectual discourse, grappling with issues of life and death such as euthanasia and the morality of war.
Students will also study the histories, philosophies and practices, not just of “major” religions, but also of other religious practices often left out of the syllabus including, African and North American animism, Aboriginal totem, and the minority faiths of the Middle East and Asia. Through the study of religious practice, students will learn understanding and tolerance for other world views.