Post Tagged with: "faith"

UK Minister of Faith Calls for Religious Tolerance

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the United Kingdom’s first minister for faith, called for an international response to religious persecution at the Alumni House on Friday.   Tom Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, moderated the event.   During the hour-and-a-half-long[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
GRAY: Transcending Age in Music and Faith

GRAY: Transcending Age in Music and Faith

In the flurry of excitement that has come to Georgetown this fall with the founding of the McCourt School of Public Policy and the arrival of a new mascot, I’d like to take this time to focus on two special events that may have flown under your radar. First, “The[Read More…]

by November 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Event Merges Faith, Service

Event Merges Faith, Service

Over 400 people from more than 130 colleges convened in Gaston Hall on Monday and Tuesday for the president’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, held at Georgetown for the first time this year. The national conference’s large events were accompanied by breakout sessions and faculty and student panels. Senior[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Massacre Felt 23 Years Later

On a bright Saturday morning, I sat in the Rose Garden above Centro Monseñor Romero at the Jesuit Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. I looked at the roses, imagining what took place that dreadful morning of Nov. 16, 1989 in the upper part of the Jesuit residence at UCA and[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Opinion
TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

This column is the first time I acknowledge my sexuality in a public record. From here on out, alea iacta est — “the die is cast.” There can be no return, and I feel entirely at peace. Do not interpret the above to say I dedicate myself forevermore to the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

It is 3:30 a.m., and Erva Khan (COL ’15) struggles out of bed to silence her alarm. In the murky darkness of predawn, Khan wraps a headscarf around her hair and stands facing east, preparing to begin her fajr, the dawn prayer. Khan is a devout Muslim and a board member of Georgetown’s Muslim Students[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

TOPOROFF: Prayer Services Complement Our Classroom Experiences

Two weeks ago, Campus Ministry held its first religious services open house of the year, a week in which the ministry encouraged students to observe and participate in the services of other religions. But unless you were already practicing a faith, odds are you never heard about it. I, for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Opinion
DC Worship: Finding Faith Beyond the Gates

DC Worship: Finding Faith Beyond the Gates

It is a crisp, Sunday morning in mid-October, and Ivan Plis (SFS ’12) is awakened sharply by the sound of his 7 a.m. alarm. He dresses, says his prayers, laces up a comfortable pair of shoes and prepares for his mile-and-a-half walk to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church for a[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, City News

Faith Fortified by Journey Of Adversity and Growth

When my mom decided to pack everything and leave the United States for Jordan with me and my siblings, we didn’t quite understand her decision. We spent four years there. Yet, more than a decade later, I can say with certainty that it was one of the best decisions (if[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Confirming Faith After Haiti

Seven years ago this month, my 15-year-old cousin, Alex, was skiing with six of his classmates in the mountains east of Vancouver, Canada. The young skiers – bright students from a prep school in Calgary – were caught in an avalanche. All of them died. I flew to Alex’s funeral,[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion