Post Tagged with: "religion"

NAQVI: Accommodate Non-Christian Holy Days

NAQVI: Accommodate Non-Christian Holy Days

Last Tuesday, millions of Shia Muslims spent their entire day at the mosque to commemorate Ashura, a momentous day of grief and reflection. But at Georgetown University, I was pressured to choose between my faith and my schoolwork.  For Georgetown students that ascribe to a faith besides Christianity, commemorating a[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

Who I am as both a Jew and a person begins with my grandparents’ bookshelf. Their bookshelf was my first window to my Jewish heritage, with stories that took me from the Old City of Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee. These tales of people, places and pain allowed me[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Freelance photographer George Steinmetz, right, and American University Associate Professor of  Philosophy and Religion Evan Berry, left, said an understanding religion is essential to motivate action against climate change at an event Jan. 23.

Visual Effects of Climate Change Motivate Action

Displaying the effects of increasingly frequent environmental disasters and engaging religious communities is necessary to motivate action against climate change, George Steinmetz, a freelance photographer, and Evan Berry, an American University associate professor of philosophy and religion, said at a Jan. 23 event. Using aerial photography that can show the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
File Photo: Lauren Seibel/The Hoya

New Year’s Resolutions Inspire Introspection

With students returning to the now snow-laden Hilltop, the new semester presents some freedom to institute change but also the difficulty of follow-through. Though New Year’s Eve was only two weeks ago, some may have already broken one, if not all, of their New Year’s resolutions. Though resolutions present an[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
CLARK: God in Two Churches

CLARK: God in Two Churches

Unlike many Catholics, I was not forced into a suit and tie or printed dress and sweater every Sunday morning. I didn’t spend my early elementary years dreaming of my first Communion veil or worrying about confessing I had pulled my sister’s hair again. My mother rarely drove her three[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: In Choir, A Chance to Find God’s Voice

NGUYEN: In Choir, A Chance to Find God’s Voice

Before coming to college, my faith felt like an obligation. I come from a long line of Catholics who taught me belief in God was a necessity — and anything short of complete faith would guarantee damnation. I associated Mass with loss of my free will and wondered how many countless[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Developing a Community of Interfaith Women

Interfaith dialogue constructed and facilitated specifically by women is needed on our campus, in our country and in our world. In 2016, Georgetown University Campus Ministry student workers Khadija Mohamud (SFS ’17), Ruth Henry (COL ’19), Paige Harouse (COL ’19) and Piyusha Mittal (SFS ’18) recognized a crucial element missing[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAYE: Let Community Guide You

KAYE: Let Community Guide You

In November of my sophomore year, I returned home for a weekend to sponsor my brother’s confirmation to the Roman Catholic Church. As we sat in the church gymnasium awaiting his pivotal spiritual moment, my 13-year old brother turned to me and said, “Why are either of us here? We’re[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

Kathryn Threatt’s Georgetown experience got off to a rocky start. Since she got to campus, however, her disappointments have deepened her faith in God and awareness of her own identity. To read about Kathryn’s journey, read the fifth installment in the Senior Compass Series.

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THE HOYA

Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion

As a Jesuit university, Georgetown has always had a strong connection to religious traditions and ethics. But when drugs are involved, deeply held beliefs can seem dizzying and contradictory. From professional ethicists to everyday men and women of faith, Hoyas are doing the hard work of analyzing the ethics of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide