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Welcome to the Notre Dame Website on Religion across the Disciplines, which supports a series of programs to promote the integration of religious thought into various disciplines. The projects have been made possible by a $657,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The funding will support working groups composed of members of our faculty and academics from the most distinguished research universities; they will examine and report on how religious knowledge can be integrated into the study and teaching of their academic disciplines. We also have funding to recruit and support high-caliber graduate students at Notre Dame who work on religious themes in a variety of disciplines in ways that are likely to foster such integration in the future.

The study of religious thought and its integration into core disciplines represents a significant challenge for the humanities today. The University of Notre Dame is uniquely positioned to bring together an array of scholars from various institutions to chart a course that will help advance this dimension of the humanities, both substantively and programmatically. Notre Dame is no less uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in educating the next generation of scholars who can integrate religious thought into our understanding of the past, the present, and the future and do so from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

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Mark W. Roche
Director of the Mellon Initiative on
Religion across the Disciplines