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The Religious Studies Department at California State University, Chico exists to (1) educate students in the scholarly interpretation of religion; (2) cultivate understanding of and respect for religious diversity (and non-religious perspectives) as an integral part of education for citizenship in a pluralistic society and world; (3) advance the discipline of religious studies through a commitment to scholarly inquiry, research, and discussion; and (4) promote informed public dialogue about religion, including its roles in political, social, and cultural conflicts.