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Religion in College

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.

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.

Are Atheists The New Campus Crusaders?

Religion Dispatches | Katherine Don | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion

This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the B...

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).

Brandeis' Christmas: Kosher Cookies Will Be Served

Erica Shaps | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Erica Shaps

Brandeis' identity presents challenges: How can the school celebrate its Jewish roots and accommodate its large Jewish population while still being inclusive and welcoming to all of its students? I would be lying if I said we never experience awkwardness as we try to strike a balance.

Paying Attention

Rev. Lyn Pace | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Lyn Pace

In joy, in sorrow, in disaster, in triumph, we live with a God who waits with us -- who begs us to wake up and pay attention to how God moves in our very human day-to-day lives.

WATCH: West Point Cadet Who Quits Over Religion Talks To HuffPost

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers ...

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.

Affirmative Action And The 'Critical Mass' Of Diversity In Religious Studies Departments

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Should affirmative action principles and practices help to form an ideal intellectual community and achieve a critical mass in religious studies departments? Should a department of religious studies have "equal representation" in the so-called world's religions?

How Does A College Education Effect Religious Beliefs?

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion

How does a college education affect one's religious beliefs? Given that college is a period of intellectual engagement and exploration, many scholars ...

Is College Bad For Religion?

Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith

Never in my lifetime as a college chaplain have students been so earnest, so convicted, so ready to step into a cultural crossfire between absolutes and steady their eye on cleaning up the mess.

The (Lack Of) Conflict Between Science And Religion In College Students

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

A recently published large-scale survey finds that for the vast majority of American university students, there simply is no conflict between science and religion.