Religion touches nearly every aspect of contemporary society and public life. It impacts issues of race and gender, social ethics, literature, and political philosophy. The Religion and Society Program prepares students to reflect critically on issues of justice and peace, as well as human differences that are not only religious, social, and theological, but also cultural, political, and economic.
The faculty of the Religion and Society Program also teach in the other academic departments of the Seminary, and bring to the program expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, theology, and religious studies. Their research and teaching address contemporary issues of social ethics, political theory, and race relations.