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Welcome to the CERUM

Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the Centre for the Study of Religions at the University of Montreal stands out as the only one of its kind in Canada. The Centre houses teaching and research activities in the religious sciences. Its major goal is to form specialists on questions of religion. The Centre is the off-spring of the collaborative efforts of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The Centre counts about 80 professors and lecturers from various disciplines and welcomes undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to its activities, courses, research teams, scientific workshops, publications, symposiums, and lectures. The disciplines figuring in the Centre's curriculum include the religious sciences, theology, law, history, philosophy, history of art, literature, the social sciences, (anthropology, sociology, etc.), the health sciences, music, the pure sciences, design, and architecture.

CERUM's main mission is to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative efforts. It helps its members forge and maintain links with the scientific community and other groups, organizations, and agents interested in the religious question.

Several factors make CERUM a remarkably dynamic place for study and research: scholarships, multidisciplinary teaching and teams, international networks, partnerships with extra-mural milieus, and a wealth of documentation housed in several of the university's libraries. CERUM is also ideally located in the heart of Montreal, a cosmopolite and warm Canadian city whose population has recently become a highly diverse reflection of religious and cultural pluralism.

N.B. To all our English-speaking visitors:
Please note that only the main parts of our site are translated into English. Most of our activities take place in French; but English-speaking participants are welcome to come and speak in their own language and English-speaking students can also write their papers in English.

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