Religious Studies Department

Welcome to Religious Studies at StFX! 

Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies at StFX! We are delighted that you have chosen to join us or are considering doing so. Our department explores the diverse religious traditions and cultures of the world.


We offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion, covering a wide range of traditions, cultures, and issues from ancient to contemporary times. As a Religious Studies student, you will explore the diverse and fascinating ways that humans have sought to understand themselves and their world through religious beliefs and practices. You will also develop critical thinking, intercultural awareness, and compassionate global citizenship skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers and opportunities. Our faculty are passionate and dedicated scholars who will support you with their expertise, mentorship, and guidance. We care about your success, and we look forward to sharing with you the rewarding and inspiring experience of studying religion at StFX.

Ken M. Penner
Department Chair

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Religious Studies Department

509 Nicholson Tower
2329 Notre Dame Avenue
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5