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St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute relocates to Radboud University

06-21-21

St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute will relocate to Radboud University in Nijmegen on 1 July 2021, leaving its former base Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. To this end the board of St Irenaeus entered into a cooperation agreement with the Executive Board of Radboud University. St Irenaeus Institute offers education at an academic level and conducts research in the field of both Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christianity.

Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs

06-18-21

Last change on Friday 18 June: Corona measurements for higher education will be relaxed.

VU professor Miranda Klaver appointed head of the Beliefs & Practices department

06-17-21

The Board of the Faculty of Religion and Theology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has appointed VU professor Miranda Klaver as head of the Beliefs & Practices department with effect from 1 August 2021.

Iris Veerbeek New Junior Fellow Ethics of the Anthropocene

06-14-21

The Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM, part of the Faculty of Science) have appointed Iris Veerbeek MA as the 2021 Junior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene.

VU appoints Arie Zwiep as professor of Hermeneutics

05-17-21

The Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has appointed Arie Zwiep as professor of Hermeneutics at the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) with effect of the 15th of May.

eScience Center and FRT use Machine Learning for Digital Textual Analysis

04-22-21

The Faculty of Religion and Theology has received a grant from the eScience Center for the project “Morphological Parser for Inflectional Languages Using Deep Learning”.

VU appoints Puneet Bindlish as assistant professor of Hindu Spirituality

04-06-21

From April 1 2021, the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) appoints Puneet Bindlish (India) as assistant professor of Hindu Spirituality, in cooperation with the Hindu Council of the Netherlands.

Report Freedom in Lockdown session 1: how do students experience this time of lockdown?

04-01-21

On March 22 the Faculty of Religion and Theology organised the first session for students to make space for reflection and conversation during this time of lockdown.

VU appoints David Gushee as endowed Professor of Christian Social Ethics

02-23-21

As for March 1 this year, the Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) appointed David Gushee (US) as professor on the new endowed Chair of Christian Social Ethics at the Faculty of Religion and Theology, and is established in cooperation with the International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTS Centre) in Amsterdam.

VU appoints Jessica Roitman as professor of Jewish Studies

01-28-21

The Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has appointed Jessica Roitman as professor of Jewish Studies at the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) with effect of the 1st of February 2021.

Apply now for the VU Visiting Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene 2021

12-14-20

In 2021 one or more junior scholars will be selected for the Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene. Applications should be submitted by January 15th 2021.

Prof Bee Scherer appointed professor of Buddhist Studies

11-18-20

On December 1, Prof. Bee Scherer will start as professor of Buddhist Studies at the Faculty of Religion and Theology, as part of the training for Buddhist spiritual care.

VU professor Marianne Moyaert receives NWO Vidi for research about Christian-Jewish and Christian-Muslim couples

11-04-20

This year 81 experienced researchers receive a NWO Vidi of 800,000 euro

Migration, gender, poverty and the climate: A successful symposium

11-02-20

Building bridges towards a more human society.

Theology program at the VU and PThU tackles urgent themes such as racism, gender-based discrimination and inequality

10-08-20

Ónline symposium (16-17 Oct) to celebrate 25 Years of Bridging Gaps: Intercultural Theology for a More Human and Equal Society.