Message from the Dean
Religious Education is a vital part of the Brigham Young university experience. Each year approximately 28,000 students choose to take religion courses on topics such as the Book of Mormon, the New Testament, the Old Testament, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, teachings of the living prophets, Church history and doctrine, world religions, family history, mission preparation, and marriage and family. When surveyed, BYU alumni consistently identify their religion classes as the most significant overall factor in helping them obtain the aims of a BYU education—one that is intellectually enlarging, spiritually enlightening, character building, and leading to lifelong service and learning. We are striving to maintain this level of success with our students, and we are anxious to share the BYU Religious Education experience beyond our Provo campus. Please join us in our efforts to fulfill these goals through teaching, research, publication, and broadcast. Your contribution will make a difference. Remember that 100 percent of your gift will go where you designate.
Thank you, Dean Terry B. Ball
Religious Education Current Needs
Religious Education Dean’s Fund
The Religious Education Dean’s Fund provides funds to be used where most needed, at the discretion of the dean.
Religious Studies Center Endowment
The Religious Studies Center supports research in many areas related to Latter-day Saint scripture, history, and contemporary life. Grants are made available to researchers from both within and outside of the BYU faculty.
Support the filming and development of Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God
Religious Education is joining with others at Brigham Young University to prepare a seven-part DVD series that discusses the life and ministry of Jesus from the perspective of the restored gospel.
Teaching Excellence Endowment
The Teaching Excellence Endowment in Religious Education will bless the University, the Church, and Latter-day Saints throughout the world by fostering excellence in the teaching of the gospel.
Religious Education Major Gifts
Religious Education has been assigned a full-time professional to assist you with your planned gifts, to contact our representative for assistance click here.
To learn more about the tax benefits and retirement income benefits of a Planned Charitable Gift to Religious Education – click on one of the options below:
- Charitable gifts by Will
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Gift Annuities
- Gifts of Stocks or Bonds
- Gifts of Land or Real-Estate