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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

CHOWDHRY: Practicing Islam Outside the Sectarian Dichotomy

CHOWDHRY: Practicing Islam Outside the Sectarian Dichotomy

By Zane Chowdhry November 1, 2019

In the confines of my home in the suburbs of the Pacific Northwest, some of my earliest memories included learning the basics of Islam. I remember my mother singing me to sleep with zikr, my grandmother...

VIEWPOINT: Rising Above Despair

VIEWPOINT: Rising Above Despair

By Rev. Brandon Harris November 2, 2018

Three years ago, the killing of nine black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., created outrage and fear in the black community. Now, as the country mourns another...

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

By Rabbi Rachel Gartner October 19, 2018

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the...


Hoya Holidays: Celebrating Diverse Traditions

By Gabrielle Irwin December 8, 2017

In a 1963 issue of The Hoya, the editorial board shared its Christmas wish for both the university and the nation: “Let us make this Christmas the turning point, the time between two eras, an interregnum...


Exploring Interfaith Dialogue With ‘Terminal’

By Alia Kawar October 20, 2017

Subodh Gupta’s monumental installation “Terminal,” is currently on display at the Sackler Pavilion of the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to celebrate the reopenings of...


Storied Statues Reveal Georgetown’s History

By Jasmine White September 22, 2017

Walking across Georgetown’s campus, it is easy to notice subtle relics of the university’s rich history — statues and memorials are woven between modern buildings and dormitories, occupying an important...

VIEWPOINT: Ministry and Motherhood

VIEWPOINT: Ministry and Motherhood

By Olivia Lane January 31, 2017

A Hindu priest, and Catholic priest and an imam walk into the office of a Protestant female reverend. This is not the beginning of a bad joke, but rather another Tuesday morning in my office in Healy...

What Are We Waiting For?

By Baasit Bhutta March 18, 2016

For most Americans, election years promise spirited debate, embarrassing gaffes and plenty of fresh material for late-night comics. For me, and for other Muslims across the country, election years promise...

Rabbi Harold S. White was the first full-time Jewish chaplain at a U.S. Catholic university, and oversaw the foundation of the PJC.

Rabbi White, 83, Built Jewish Life, Programs

By Toby Hung September 11, 2015

Upon descending the stairs to the second floor of the Intercultural Center, a quaint but easily overlooked sculpture can be observed toward the right wall. The bronze statue depicts a scene in the...

GU Considers Multi-Million Dollar Interfaith Center

By Laura Owsiany September 19, 2014

Plans to build a new Interfaith Prayer Center on Georgetown’s campus are in the works because of a growing need for an interfaith space sparked over the past few years, according to Vice President for...

Mustafa Ceric, the former Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegonia, gave a speech Tuesday in the Intercultural Center stressing the importance of maintaining interreligious dialogue.

Ceric Connects Religion and Law

By Chris Balthazard September 12, 2014

Mustafa Ceric, who served as Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1999 to 2012, spoke at Georgetown on Tuesday on the interplay of religion and governance and peace and conflict at an event co-sponsored...

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