Religious Studies

  • Mutombo Nkulu-N’sengha

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European Trip Gives CSUN Students a History Lesson

July 16, 2014

Group shots of students on European field trip

A university education is all about learning how to expand understanding about the outside world. However, sometimes the learning done in a classroom can only develop that understanding so far before students have to experience it for themselves firsthand. California State University, Northridge associate professor of history Donal O’Sullivan knows this, which is why he’s made five trips to Europe with students to show how history — good and bad — can really come alive. Read more

Professor of Religious Studies starts Peace Institute in Congo

July 7, 2014

Mutumbo news

In summer 2011, Mutombo Nkulu-N’sengha started a Peace Institute in Camino, Congo to address the causes of violence and poverty in the area. N’sengha travels to Congo every winter and summer break. The violence is defined by a pattern of human rights violations and conflicts between interreligious misconceptions. The Peace Institute consists of interreligious and intercultural backgrounds to eliminate pre-existing stereotypes in the community while promoting peace and nonviolence. Read more

Religion in the News

February 10, 2014

John Kerry speaking at news conference

In announcing the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives (part of the State Department) at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed the following: "In fact, if I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion because that's how integrated [religion] is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today." Read more


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