PIASS • DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES (DRS)

Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

FAITH AND SCIENCE FOR LIFE.

PIASS,Huye Po Box 619,RW

Office of Vice Chancellor : (+250)788310811


Registrar: (+250)785150811,registrar@piass.ac.rw




DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES (DRS)

The religious phenomenon is no longer an individual affair. We live in a changing world, driven by the constant search for the Almighty, capable of helping the man to face the challenges of the present time. In this context, several new churches mushroom, different mystico-esoteric sects invade the society.

 In addition, development which worries religious fundamentalisms does not let anyone be indifferent. The events of September 11th, 2001, in the United States, are a clear example. The clergy is one of the big factors influencing political and socioeconomic life of different communities. A society which is eager to reach sustainable development cannot ignore the role of beliefs in the process of evolution of mentalities.


This state of affairs observed has called upon Churches which are founder members of the IPSHB to equip their respective communities in particular and the Rwandan society in general, with qualified managerial staff, capable of understanding current changes in the field of religion and beliefs so that they can play a key role in achieving sustainable development of our society.

Objectives

The DRS aims to:

  • Give a competitive and quality knowledge at the national and international level;
  • Give intellectual, moral, professional and scientific knowledge of religious sciences and promote research in this domain;
  • Form men (people) and women capable of understanding (including) the religious phenomena to meet the needs, in the questioning of the Church and the company (society) in this domain;
  • Promote the spirit of ecumenism, tolerance in a pluralistic world and facilitate the interreligious dialogue through research centres and publications.

Performance profile

Students who will graduate from this department will be equipped enough to understand the religious phenomena, which will allow them to provide service to society as teachers of the religion and morality. They will also be able to work for national and international ecumenical organisations.

Programme details

Programme Title : BACHELOR’S IN THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Exit Awards: Bachelor’s Degree with Honours
Modes of Attendance. Full time and Part time

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