A word from the Dean

ganzevoort_ruardWelcome to the Faculty of Religion and Theology of VU Amsterdam. As researchers, lecturers, and students, we come from a wide diversity of religions and world views, but we share one passion: to learn how people relate to that what is sacred to them and to understand how society can cope with this beautiful and sometimes problematic diversity of religion. That is why we study the texts of religious traditions, their tumultuous histories, the development of religious convictions, the place of contemporary communities of faith in society, and the role of religion in culture. We challenge ourselves and each other to critical scholarship, personal engagement, and respectful dialogue. Whether you opt for an educational programme at our faculty or call upon our researchers, horizons will open and new perspectives will unfold.

Prof. dr. Ruard Ganzevoort
Dean of the Faculty of Religion and Theology