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WATCH: Annual Campus Ministry retreat englightens students in nature

WATCH: Annual Campus Ministry retreat englightens students in nature

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October 25, 2012

On the weekend of the Sept. 28, a group of SLU students left for a weekend of fellowship and reflection in nature. The retreat, led by the Marguerite and Pruellage campus minister, Patrick Cousins, was a rewarding experience. Two of my friends convinced me to sign up for the retreat. I decided to just...

The power of solidarity trumps fear

The power of solidarity trumps fear

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September 27, 2012

Just last month there was a burning of a mosque in Joplin, Mo., and at the same time, there were a series of attacks on mosques through the U.S., and six Sikhs were murdered  in what police described as a domestic terrorist-type incident. These events sadden and give us all pause. Of course, insofar...

President’s Interfaith Challenge: Year Two

President’s Interfaith Challenge: Year Two

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September 27, 2012

Last Wednesday, Saint Louis University students were invited to speak about their experiences with The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge as a whole for its first year, at Harris-Stowe State University, as part of the launch for year two. The U.S. Department of Education chose SLU, along with several other institutions...

Vandy professor discusses ‘New’ Testament

Vandy professor discusses ‘New’ Testament

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September 27, 2012

Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D, a New Testament professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School, spoke for over an hour on Sunday at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Levine, a practicing Orthodox Jew, discussed a new version of the New Testament, which she co-edited. Levine’s new version differs from other versions...

Hindu students observe Ganesh Chaturithi

Hindu students observe Ganesh Chaturithi

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September 27, 2012

Ganesh Chaturithi is a religious holiday in Hinduism. It is a celebration of the birth or rebirth of Lord Ganesh, a Hindu deity widely depicted in pictures as the elephant-headed god. The day usually falls between the end of August and mid-September. It was observed on Sept. 19 this year. The story behind the festival, as told by Hindu Students Community’s...

MOCRA presents retrospective of celebrated Irish painter

MOCRA presents retrospective of celebrated Irish painter

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September 27, 2012

On Sunday, Sept. 23, Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) opened its exhibit, “Patrick Graham: Thirty Years – The Silence Becomes the Painting.” Patrick Graham is frequently noted as Ireland’s most important contemporary artist. His retrospective of work, including paintings, collages and dra...

Vigil held for Sikh and Muslim victims

Vigil held for Sikh and Muslim victims

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September 10, 2012

A candlelight vigil was held by Saint Louis University InterFaith Alliance in light of the recent attacks at the Sikh Gurdwara (temple) in Wisconsin, the Joplin mosque burning and other anti-Muslim hate crimes that occurred this summer. The event took place at the Clock Tower Plaza early Wednesday e...

Islam discussion focuses on relations

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May 4, 2012

On Thursday, April 26, a conference entitled “Perspectives on Islam: A Dialogue of Religion and Culture” was held in the historical Pere Marquette Gallery in Dubourg Hall. Speakers were invited from different backgrounds to discuss Islam. Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., dean of the College of Arts and...

Finding home in Christ

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May 4, 2012

Wrapping up a semester of achieved dreams, lasting memories and opportunities of a lifetime is the point at which I’m currently finding myself. I could sing the praises of the study abroad experience for days, but I’ll hold back and merely say this: past the piles of memories, there are lots of lessons...

Campaign promotes culture

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May 4, 2012

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

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

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...

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