In 2001, faculty in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn established a Center for the Study of Religion and Society.

This innovative and unique Center was designed to serve a number of purposes:

  • Provide a focus for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarly research on Religion and its relationship to American society.
  • House and support the existing interdisciplinary minor in Religious Studies.
  • Coordinate with other activities on campus related to religion, the Harvard Pluralism Project being one example.
  • Serve as a point of contact for members of the metropolitan community interested in issues related to religion and to engage that community in a dialog about those issues.

Faculty affiliated with the Center and the Religious Studies minor come from a range of disciplines including History, Anthropology, English, Political Science, Psychology, and Philosophy. Many are actively involved in research and outreach with religious communities in Dearborn and Metropolitan Detroit.


For more information

Dr. Ivy Forsythe-Brown, Director 
4028A CASL Building 
(313) 583-6335