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Campaign promotes culture

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May 4, 2012


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Saint Louis University’s Better Together Campaign to promote multicultural education stems from the Interfaith Youth Core. “What if people of all faiths and traditions worked together to promote the common good for all?” asks the Interfaith Youth Core’s website. “What if once again, young people...

When politics and religion collide

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May 4, 2012


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Experts weigh in on the ‘taboo’ topics  The date is April 19, 2012. The location is Dubourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom. The event is Religion & Politics: Election 2012. Roughly 52 people attended.The speakers included Marie Griffith, distinguished professor in the Humanities at Washington Univers...

Discovering the story in the windows

Discovering the story in the windows

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May 4, 2012


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Father J.J. Mueller describes his fascination with the windows of St. Xavier Church At a 9 p.m. Mass, where lighting is minimal, it’s easy for students to overlook the stained glass windows that line the walls of Saint Francis Xavier College Church. However, Father J.J. Mueller has spent the pa...

Confirmation: A family affair

Confirmation: A family affair

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April 12, 2012


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Four SLU siblings move toward full membership in the Catholic Church Most Catholics now receive the sacrament of Confirmation in early adolescence, but four members of the Lammert family are all getting confirmed together this Easter season through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program at ...

Students educated on five pillars of Islam

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April 12, 2012


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A panel of five students, each representing a pillar of Islam, sat in front of an eager audience in Busch Student Center, during Atlas week. Imman Musa, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences and Muslim Student Association (MSA) Co-President welcomed everyone attending the event. Fauzal Rahman,...

Matzah, Karpas and Maror

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April 12, 2012


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On April 2, the Busch Student Center Wool Ballrooms were occupied by students, faculty and community members breaking matzah, telling stories from the past and present, and sharing in prayer and community. Several groups, including the Jewish Student Association and Interfaith Alliance, sponsored and...

‘Men and women for others’ all year long

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April 12, 2012


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Many college students look forward to spring break as a time of relaxation at home or on the beach, but for many SLU students, this year’s spring break was a chance to travel and serve others through various mission trips. Campus ministry sponsored nine spring breakout mission trips this year, traveling...

Stepping in the footprints of Christ

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April 12, 2012


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When you grow up in parochial grade school, there’s a saying our teachers and priests love to use: Follow in Jesus’ footsteps. We aim to do it in our words and in our deeds, and we even have charming bulletin boards with cut outs of feet going along a path. However, there’s quite a difference between...

SLU tackles death penalty

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March 1, 2012


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Reggie Clemons’ case causes outrage among many  More than 20 years after the crime occurred, people across the United States are working to push Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to overturn the execution sentence of alleged criminal Reggie Clemons. According to a statement made by Amnesty Internation...

Hindu Awareness Week brings festivities to campus

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March 1, 2012


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Students experience Hindu food, dance and discussion in the BSC There are more than 900 million Hindus in the world. Roughly two million reside in the United States and 16,000 in the Saint Louis area. This Feb. 20 through 24, St. Louis University’s own Hindu Student Community held Hinduism Awarene...

Speaker calls for forgiveness, social justice

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March 1, 2012


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On March 28, Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., will speak at Saint Louis University. Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, she is widely known for her 1994 bestselling book, “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.” Tim Robbins’ film “Dead Man...

‘America’s Best Theologian’ visits SLU

‘America’s Best Theologian’ visits SLU

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March 1, 2012


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Stanley Hauerwas was the guest speaker at Saint Louis University’s Bellarmine Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The Theology Department invites a prominent theologian to speak at the lecture each year. Hauerwas, famous Christian theologian and ethicist, returned to give the lecture for his second t...

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