Comparative Religion

Spirituality and Health: The Foundations of Compassionate Care Free Webinar

The WMU Department of Comparative Religion, in collaboration with Extended University Programs and the College of Health and Human Services Bill Burian University-Community Lecture Series presented the Spirituality and Health: The Foundations of Compassionate Care lecture by Dr. Christina Puchalski in which she addressed:

  • Spiritual assessment and care
  • Why it is important to patients and health care professionals
  • The ways spirituality impacts palliative and end of life care

View the webinar

Student awards

Congratulations to our award winning comparative religion students! 

  • Xandra Duelge, Presidential Scholar
  • Eric Mendes, Graduate Research And Creative Scholars Award
  • Kyle Byron, Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award
  • Danton Lloyd, Undergraduate Award for Academic Excellence
  • Megan Leverage, Graduate Award for Academic Excellence
  • Eric Mendes, Graduate Student 2014 Make A Difference Award

Kalamazoo Islamic Center 

Two articles about the Department of Comparative Religion visits to Kalamazoo Islamic Center have been published by WMU student Farhan Iqbal.

New scholarship!

The department is very pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for eligible major and master's students of comparative religion.  This scholarship will support student participation in the 2014 Japanese Religion and Culture Study Abroad Seminar with Dr. Covell.