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Confirmation: A family affair

Confirmation: A family affair

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April 12, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Finding Christ in prison

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March 1, 2012

In the fall of 2010, the St. Louis Post Dispatch published a short article on Saint Louis University’s plan to bring undergraduate education to prisoners and custody officers at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo. This pilot associate of arts degree grew out of a three-year pilot certificate program ...

The art of living uncomfortably

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March 1, 2012

I’ve heard it before, and I’m sure I’ll hear it again: “You are not called to be comfortable in life, nor in your relationship with God. It’s about stepping out, being uncomfortable, and embracing the uncertainty.” Easier said than done. Nonetheless, I think there are times in life when...

Religion: A matter of self-discovery, not an enforced lesson to memorize

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March 1, 2012

I’d like you to take a moment and ask yourself what religion means to you. This request is something of a trick. I doubt any meaningful answer could come to you in a moment. Taking a moment to describe what religion means to you is similar to taking a moment to reflect on your life; by this point,...

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