Fred Roden on Religious Diversity

Professor Fred Roden from the Stamford campus published “UConn Reads: Interfaith in America” in UConn Today. The piece discusses how UConn offers opportunities for students of many different faiths—or none—to explore religious diversity. Roden writes about growing up in a religiously mixed family with both Christian and Jewish elements. His background gave him a deep understanding of the definition of “interfaith,” and this harbored his interest in religious studies in graduate school. Experiencing UConn as a university that honors many different faiths, Roden explains the value of religious diversity and how different groups may learn from one another.