Recent news

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.

Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs

03-09-21

Last change on Wednesday 24 March: update on the extension of the lockdown and curfew until 20 april.

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.

Ruard Ganzevoort reappointed as dean FRT

09-22-20

Prof. dr. Ruard Ganzevoort will be reappointed as dean of the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) from 1 january 2021.

Royal honor for VU theologian Samuel Lee

09-14-20

Samuel Lee has been appointed Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau for his contribution to migrant welfare in the Netherlands.

Dr Robert Beckford appointed as Associate Professor of Black Theology

09-14-20

The Faculty Board of the Faculty of Religion and Theology has appointed Dr Robert Beckford as Associate Professor of Black Theology in its Department of Beliefs and Practices as of 1 September 2020.

Institute for Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Religion and Theology announce Pim Martens as 2020 Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene

09-04-20

Professor Pim Martens from Maastricht University (Netherlands) has been appointed as Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene Program for 2020

Tom Zwart, Director of the Cross-Cultural Human Rights Centre (VU), receives Li Buyun Law Prize 2020

09-01-20

The prestigious Li Buyun Law Prize, which is annually conferred by the legal community in China on a person who has made an eminent contribution to Chinese legal studies and legal education, has been awarded this year to Tom Zwart, Director of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre at VU and University Utrecht professor.