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Coronavirus: Carefully returning to campus


Last change on Wednesday 7 August: an update on additional corona measures for the introduction days.

The Future of Interfaith Spiritual Care: Symposium celebrating Anke Liefbroer's PhD research


Wednesday the 9th of September with Keynote speakers professor Wendy Cadge and VU researcher Joantine Berghuijs

VU theologian Srdjan Sremac publishes new book Lived Religion, Conversion and Recovery: Negotiating of Self, the Social, and the Sacred


A better understanding of the negotiating of self, the social, and the Sacred.

The The Faculty of Religion and Theology welcomes (International) Students!


Even though these are uncertain times, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is committed to engaging fully with the delivery of our education programmes. Throughout these current challenges, we have ensured continuity of all our programs and we will continue to do so for our programs starting September. Thinking about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam? That is still very much possible!

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam


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Katya Tolstaya appointed FDL professor in the field of "Theology and Religion in Post-Trauma Societies"


The Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit has appointed Katya Tolstaya as Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom (FDL) professor in the field of "Theology and Religion in Post-Trauma Societies" from 1 February 2020.

Symposium ‘Water in Times of Climate Change’ report


An agreement was signed by all parties during the water symposium.

Call for Fellows: Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change


The VU Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene 2020 is now open for applications (Deadline: 20 November 2019, 18:00 CET).

Integrative Spirituality in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: from how we do things to why we exist


Inaugural speech of VU-Professor Sharda Nandram on the 21st of November 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

[04-10-2019] Paul Tillich on Religion and Culture


Paul Tillich is one of the most important theologian/philosopher of the 20th century. His way to relate relation to culture will be discussed at this conference.

VU-professor Azza Karam appointed as Religions for Peace’s new Secretary General


At the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace (RfP) in Lindau, Germany, VU-professor Azza Karam (Religion and Sustainability) was appointed as new Secretary General, succeeding Dr. William Vendley. Founded in 1961, Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition dedicated to promoting peace.

We are in charge


Looking back at the opening of the academic year 2 September 2019

Nelly van Doorn appointed Extraordinary Professor for Freedom of Religion or Belief


After holding the extraordinary chair for Muslim-Christian Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) for many years, Nelly van Doorn is now Extraordinary Professor for Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Faculty of Religion and Theology.

Round Table ‘Sowing Hope in the FoodValley’


On Wednesday May 22nd, the Round Table ‘Sowing Hope in the Dutch FoodValley’ was held at a farm in Barneveld.

From Qumran Caves to the Internet - the Open Science Publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls


The Dead Sea Scrolls, found from 1947 onwards in the Qumran caves in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea, have been published in open science form on the internet.