Message from the Dean
At the entrance to Brigham Young University are two statements: “The world is our campus” and “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.” These statements are particularly true in regards to the work of Religious Education. Each semester, nearly 30,000 students—hailing from all fifty states and scores of countries from around the world—participate in religion courses on many vitals topics. Numerous courses are offered on the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, doctrine, family history, comparative religions, teachings of modern prophets, Church History, and LDS marriage and family. The knowledge gained and testimonies strengthened by quality religious educational experiences, fortified by mentored learning and research experiences, will go with these students as they serve others in the coming years throughout the world. Please help us in our efforts to extend the influence of Religious Education beyond the Provo campus through our teaching, research, and publications that will be “intellectually enlarging, spiritually enlightening, character building, and leading to lifelong service and learning.” Your contribution can make a difference. Your gift will not only bless students today, but generations to come.
Brent L. Top, Dean
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.
The Office of Religious Outreach seeks opportunities to build friendships, cultivate greater understanding and promote quality scholarship between Latter-day Saints and academics and adherents of various faith traditions throughout the world.
Book of Mormon Academy
Established to promote quality teaching and scholarship of the Book of Mormon
LDS Church History
Two primary needs: 1) Student scholarship/grants to participate in the Summer Church History Field Study program in Nauvoo and 2) Support faculty research on LDS Church History topics.
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
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- Gifts of Land or Real-Estate