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SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

Nirali Thakkar, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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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 cycle; this year being on Oct. 19. During this day, families gather clay lamps and together are able...

Tying the knot, theologically

Tying the knot, theologically

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March 21, 2015


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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 its 57th meeting on Wednesday, March, 18th. “For many years now,” he said, “people from differe...

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

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November 21, 2014


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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 the Apostles. Its name is a source of confusion for many, thus the common name used to differentiate...

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

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April 18, 2013


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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 and is on permanent loan from the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus. The collection features...

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

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April 18, 2013


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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 crosses resembling swastikas appeared on the walls of Al-Azhar school and incited clashes between some...

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

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April 18, 2013


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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 expected that while at a Jesuit university, Judaism would take a back seat in my life. However, t...

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

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April 18, 2013


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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 over 9,000 water balloons, inflatable pools and colored powder, all imported from India. In each of...

Campus Ministry: Here to serve

Campus Ministry: Here to serve

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April 18, 2013


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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? It may seem a daunting task at first. Help people? In what way? In what capacity? How much? Where do y...

Hunger issues addressed at Seder

Hunger issues addressed at Seder

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March 21, 2013


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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.” The girl then picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean, proclaiming, “It made a...

Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

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March 21, 2013


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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 tensions within Islam, just as Christianity was born out of the messianic expectations of ...

Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

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March 21, 2013


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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 youth, Yarbrough already has a past with several distinctive twists and turns. Born in the suburbs...

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

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

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March 21, 2013


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“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,” and that’s what Christians and Jews generally mean by the word “God.” Islamic tradition describes...

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