April Hughes has been chosen for an East Asia Career Development Professorship at Boston University.
This is a prestigious award that includes research funds for three years.
Choosing to study religion at BU was one of the best decisions I’ve made. As someone who loves to travel and learn about people and their cultures, I found that my religion classes were the next best thing. Every time I went to class I felt like I was being transported somewhere new and interesting. Growing up in the New Hampshire public school system, I had minimal exposure to the academic study of religion and world cultures, but I think it’s an extremely important subject that should be stressed more in public schools. Learning about other religions and cultures teaches acceptance of, and love for, diversity–and when travel is not an option, which it isn’t for many families, teaching religion to children is the next best option if we want to raise a generation that values tolerance and acceptance.