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SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

November 2, 2017

For many, Jan. 1 signifies new resolutions and attitudes, but in Southeast Asia, Diwali, also Deepavali, is the day that marks new beginnings. Diwali consistently falls on the darkest day of the lunar...

Tying the knot, theologically

Tying the knot, theologically

March 21, 2015

David Oughton, Ph.D., an associate professor of Theological Studies at SLU and founder of the St. Louis Dialogue Group of the World’s Religions and Philosophies, summed up the goals of the group at ...

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

November 21, 2014

The Orthodox Catholic Church, commonly known as the Eastern Orthodox Church, is the second largest Christian church in the world. Its origin goes back to the earliest church established by St. Paul and...

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

April 18, 2013

Tucked away in the third floor of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) is a permanent exhibit on Jesuit history. The Collection of Western Jesuit Missions exhibit has been at SLUMA since 2001...

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

April 18, 2013

Since the overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Coptic Christians have witnessed a surge of recent sectarian violence against their community. On April 5, graffiti of crooked...

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

April 18, 2013

Sarah Friedman "Every Friday since my freshman year, I head to Washington University for Shabbat. I never thought that these dinners would become such a huge part of my life. When I first came to SLU, I ex...

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

April 18, 2013

On April 28, the Hindu Students Community will be hosting a festival to celebrate the coming of spring and the Hindu tradition of Holi. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Tegeler Field, and there will be...

Campus Ministry: Here to serve

Campus Ministry: Here to serve

April 18, 2013

Ministers seek to combine both faith and service Imagine sitting in your office when someone knocks on the door, enters, sits down and tells you that they want to help people. What do you say? I...

Hunger issues addressed at Seder

Hunger issues addressed at Seder

March 21, 2013

There is a fable about a girl who was throwing dying starfish back into the ocean. An old man wondered, “There must be thousands of starfish on the beach, you won’t really make much of a difference.”...

Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

March 21, 2013

With over five million followers representing most of the nations, races and cultures in the world, the origins of the Baha’i faith are worthy of note. It is said that the faith arose from eschatological t...

Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

March 21, 2013

At first glance, new History 112 students might mistake Dr. Luke Yarbrough for a peer. Having earned his doctorate just last year, Yarbrough is a little green compared to his colleagues. But despite his...

Do Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the ‘same God?’

March 21, 2013

“Allah” is an Arabic term that derives from a combination of the definite article al- (“the”) with ilah, an ancient Arabic term for “deity.” “Allah” therefore means “the [only] deity,”...

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