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Religion on Campus

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

JAINA | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
JAINA

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

'Friends' Bring New Life To Morgan State Chapel

Posted 11.14.2012 | Black Voices

By Jarrett L. Carter, HBCU Digest A crowd of just over 150 worshipers listened transfixed on a warm August morning as Morgan State University Memor...

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?

Supreme Court Decision On Religion Upends Campus Religious Groups

Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) When the Supreme Court ruled that a Christian student group could only be recognized at a small pub...

Religious-Themed Business Course Canceled At Iowa State University

Ames Patch | Posted 01.20.2012 | Religion

Iowa State University canceled a business management course that some faculty say would have advocated an evangelical Christian point of view and used...

Why University Scientists Do Not Discuss Religion

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

If the scientists at elite universities fail to successfully engage with religion on their campuses, other American universities might follow suit.