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Everyone has a story to tell about religion.

Sometimes these stories are of the mystical, other times of communities and memories, and still other times of difference and a feeling of not belonging, of disbelief and discovery. We are interested in all of these stories, and have made it our job to collect them. This site is produced in and through GEOG 424, a class at UNC Chapel Hill that examines geographical approaches to studying religion and spirituality at the scales of the body, the home, the community, and the nation. It features work and input from students who have taken the course.

This website is set up to introduce the study of religion and society from geographical perspectives. It also highlights pedagogical approaches for teaching complex theory through student research, including digital outputs. If you would like information, please email Elizabeth Olson at