The Mississippi University for Women’s Fall Forum Series will feature a lecture by Dr. Thomas Bremer on the role of religion in U.S. national parks Thursday, Oct. 13.


Religion has been a constant and essential presence in U.S. national parks, although usually not obvious or even visible. Dr. Bremer will discuss the role of religion in the history of national parks and the importance of the parks in the civic culture of the U.S.

Currently associate professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, Dr. Bremer is a long-time scholar of religion and tourism. His books include “Blessed with Tourists: The Borderlands of Religion and Tourism in San Antonio” and “Formed From This Soil: An Introduction to the Diverse History of Religion in America.”

The event begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on The W campus. All members of the W community are invited, and the event is also free and open to the public.

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For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2022

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