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Faith on Campus

Ahimsa In The Small Things: A Jain College Student's Approach To Nonviolent Living

JAINA | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion

My path to spirituality is to hardwire the right choices into my life -- on purpose. And the right choice is the one which causes the least violence in the world.

Years Later, Secular Student Group Recognized On A Religious Campus: Here's How It Happened

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

This long-overdue affirmation of secular students' place within an otherwise predominantly religious institution owes largely to precisely the kind of interfaith dialogue and collaboration that encourages mutual respect and solidarity between atheists and the religious, rather than scorn or derision.

Changing Theological Education: Reforming From The Bottom Up

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

I have spent the past several years visiting seminaries and divinity schools around the country in an effort to better understand them and find ways to strengthen them. What I have discovered is a contrast of great challenges and powerful hope.

10 Lies Christians Believe About Interacting With the Opposite Sex

The Good Women Project | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
The Good Women Project

The sexual tension that pervades even the simplest campus ministry meeting is a pungent and thick as smoke. I can't help but think that these problems wouldn't be problems if we were OK with casual mingling.

The Paradox Of Interfaith Dialogue

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Religious communities have differences over who/what God is that can be talked about and out of those differences come the conversations that educate strangers about the other.

Openly Different: Life As A Sikh On Campus

Mandeep Singh | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Mandeep Singh

While I have been blessed never to have faced direct discrimination, the visual expression of my faith through my unshorn hair kept within my turban and my long beard attract cautious and potentially critical looks wherever I go.

How My Christian Friends Turned Me Jewish

Elad Nehorai | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

I remember when I looked at him and I argued, the way he looked at me, almost like he was sad. And I remember thinking, how dare you, how dare you be sad for me.

You Can’t Fool The Youth: A Jewish Institutional Makeover

Yonah Schiller | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Yonah Schiller

We know this generation has more options vying for its attention than ever before. For us, that meant unlearning everything we thought we knew and starting from scratch.

Free Massachusetts Campus Given To Christian Foundation

Religion News Service | G. Jeffrey MacDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face co...

A Toilet, An Apple And Hope For The New Year

Jack Levison | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

This week, after we talk about the difference between the Jewish, Catholic and Protestant Bibles, we'll settle down for our first party of the year: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I know my calendar is out of whack, but we have 10 weeks to learn the whole Bible, so we can't be picky (or even correct).

Let Us Break Bread Together: Table Talk On Thursdays

Wayne Meisel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

A year from now, let's have more than 100 congregations and other groups follow Wesley Seminary's lead and gather folks around the table for food, fellowship and conversation.

Who Will Retell? An Interfaith Miracle

Rabbi Rachel Gartner | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Gartner

The miracles we choose to retell shape our sense of what is possible. We owe it to our children to tell and retell the glowing stories of cooperation between Muslims and Jews on college campuses.

More God On The Quad: Religions On Campus

Frederick Borsch | Posted 01.03.2013 | Religion
Frederick Borsch

Universities have become special and privileged settings where faith practice, learning and dialogue can take place in a context that requires mutual respect and where students of many nations can come better to appreciate the values of religious pluralism and freedom.

Standing At The Red Sea

Erica Shaps | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Erica Shaps

At the seder, I will not absent-mindedly read the text, but will recite it emphatically with intention. As long as others are enslaved, I am a slave. Until we all are free, I am not fully free.

Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville

Posted 03.23.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Don’t Let The Supreme Court Fool You: Diversity On Campus Is Important

Kyle Anderson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

If research consistently shows that a diverse environment in higher education is essential for student development, and the government sponsors a task force on this same subject, then why is the Supreme Court sending a contradictory message?

Muslim Students Have A Right To Privacy: An Interfaith Reflection

Erica Shaps | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Erica Shaps

When I was on a Brandeis University Hillel first year retreat, it never crossed my mind that the police might be watching me. However, after last week, this worry is entirely legitimate, especially for my Muslim peers across the Northeast.

Religious Scientists: Faith In The American University

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D.

Such an initiative could be a forceful step toward waging peace on the science-and-religion battleground and advancing the transmission of science more effectively to people of faith.