Religious Studies

Religious Studies


Religious Studies Faculty, at CSUN

Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter!

The Religious Studies Department at CSUN stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter! In the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder, we mourn all the black lives that are lost to racism and senseless acts of violence for centuries. We remember them and let their memories be remembered. Being all too familiar with historical examples and consequences of racism, we invite our students, faculty, and staff to continue their tireless work to end it for a better life for us and our children.  We express our support for all those who call for racial justice, as well as justice for any persons who are discriminated, dehumanized, and abused because of their racial, ethnic, social, and religious identities and continue our unwavering commitment to include in our curriculum such themes that teach us our basic human values and rights—justice, equality, freedom, and peace, to name a few.

Dear Religious Studies Community,

We are living in challenging times of uncertainty, anxiety, and concern for our loved ones and ourselves. Our day-to-day lives are rapidly changing every minute and it may be challenging to adapt to this “new normal,” maintain equilibrium, and find ways to nurture ourselves mentally and spiritually. Amidst this turmoil and change, I want to assure you that one constant you can always rely on is our (faculty and staff) commitment to your wellbeing, success, and care. 

We are here to help you! “Learning” still continues virtually at the moment through alternate modes of instruction. We are here to help thrive your “learning” with our utmost attention, dedication, and effort. But we need your help in doing this—COMMUNICATION. Please let us know your questions, concerns, and issue. Faculty, please update your students with every little change and whenever you are uploading or making course content available. Please DO respond to your students in a timely manner. Students, please let your professors know whatever issues you are facing with. We can overcome this together in solidarity. 

Please find below some HELPFUL links and let me know how I can help.

All the best,

Chair, Mustafa Ruzgar

The Religious Studies Major - A Student's Perspective