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The significance of Obama’s bibles

The significance of Obama’s bibles

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January 24, 2013

Obama chooses King, Lincoln bibles for inauguration On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, President Barack Obama was sworn in at the 57th presidential inauguration of the United States, notably using not one, but two Bibles. In making his oath, Obama used President Abraham Lincoln’s and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bibles. Lincoln’s Bibl...

MOCRA hosts unique gallery of New York artist

MOCRA hosts unique gallery of New York artist

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January 24, 2013

Blood and copper are main media in Eagles’ unconventional art display The newest exhibit featured at Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is comprised of a noticeably non-traditional substance: animal blood. The new exhibit entitled Jordan Eagles: BLOOD/SPIRIT is composed of three parts: a large nine-panel inst...

Catholic Mass changes

Catholic Mass changes

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January 24, 2013

Words like “consubstantial” and “oblation” are now a part of Roman Catholic liturgy under the “Third English Edition of the Roman Missal.” The book provides the prayers and actions that occur during Mass. These words and phrases are certainly not what we commonly hear in our day to day conversations,...

Jewish, Muslim groups to volunteer on Christmas day

Jewish, Muslim groups to volunteer on Christmas day

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December 4, 2012

On Christmas Day, Jewish and Muslim volunteers as well as individuals from other faith backgrounds will come together to serve over 20 different sites throughout the St. Louis area. The Islamic Foundation of Greater Saint Louis (IFGSTL) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) organize this...

PHOTOS: Goddess glorified during Navaratri

PHOTOS: Goddess glorified during Navaratri

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November 15, 2012

On October 26th , the Indian Student Association of SLU held the annual Garba, Raas, Bhangra Night. It is a commemoration of the nine-day Hindu festival Navaratri. Garba and Raas are traditional folk dances that are done during this time. The dances take place around an image of the goddess Durga placed...

The Church of Scientology: An exploration

The Church of Scientology: An exploration

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November 15, 2012

Setting the record straight on a religion ofted mired in misconceptions Tom Cruise, a well-known scientologist, has been on the news radar recently for allegedly leaving Scientology. The Church of Scientology Missouri’s public contact secretary, Myndi Spencer, dismissed those concerns as mere g...

Plains of the ancient city of Acre, Israel

Plains of the ancient city of Acre, Israel

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November 15, 2012

Madrid professor discusses  SLU’s archeological project Carolina A. Aznar, professor of archaeology and biblical studies at SLU’s Madrid Campus, presented on The Southern Plain of Akko Project on Tuesday. The Akko Project is an archaeology site in Israel that has turned up artifacts from ...

Fr. John Kavanaugh remembered by colleague, friend

Fr. John Kavanaugh remembered by colleague, friend

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November 15, 2012

John F. Kavanaugh, S.J. was a Jesuit in every sense of the word and he was it to perfection. John was first and foremost a member of this elite society of visionaries, missionaries, scholars, teachers and martyrs. He embodied in his life and in his scholarly, teaching, preaching and publishing activities...

Bishop chosen as 118th Coptic Pope

Bishop chosen as 118th Coptic Pope

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November 15, 2012

The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt selected its 118th pope on Nov.4 after a young, blindfolded boy picked out a slip of paper out of a chalice with Bishop Tawadros’ name on it. Early Sunday morning in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, members of the Coptic Church prayed that God would guide...

A brief look into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

A brief look into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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October 25, 2012

Missourians are putting up Romney/Ryan signs in their front yards. They have come a long way to be accepting of the Mormon faith, a different attitude than the 1883 Missourians, wherein an estimated 10,000 Mormons were forced to leave Missouri that year, as a result of the Missouri Mormon War. The former gov...

Church celebrates fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II

Church celebrates fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II

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October 25, 2012

Newman Convocation assembles St. Louis’ theologians and scholars   After exactly 50 years of the Second Vatican Council, the Newman Convocation brought back memories for some attendees. The annual Newman Convocation was an event organized by Saint Louis University’s Department of...

Politics, religion intertwine

Politics, religion intertwine

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October 25, 2012

Speaker focuses on religion and social discourse   Last Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Religion and Politics Symposium was held here at Saint Louis University in Boileau Hall. The Symposium, featuring key speaker David Campbell, primarily focused on the role of religion in social discourse ...

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