Post Tagged with: "faith"

VIEWPOINT: Redefine Modern Antisemitism

At 19 years old, I still find it difficult to answer basic questions pertaining to my national and cultural identity. Denationalization, the removal of a group of people from a national consciousness or identity due to their “otherness,” has stripped national identity from my family. My parents were born in[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LIZZA: Healing the Church Crisis With Faith

LIZZA: Healing the Church Crisis With Faith

When I made my first Communion on a sunny April day in 2005, I had never heard about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal that dominated the news a few years earlier. With new allegations resurfacing over the past few years, my faith in the church hierarchy’s ability to face[Read More…]

by February 15, 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
CHARCAS: Reclaiming Autonomy in Faith Formation

CHARCAS: Reclaiming Autonomy in Faith Formation

My identity as a woman of faith was once determined by the men in my life. My uncles, my grandpa — even my own father. These men had tattoos of the Virgin Mary on their chests, wore chains engrained with crosses and never missed Sunday Mass. But these men also[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Engage LGBTQ in Catholic Community

Once a month, the Catholic community here at Georgetown University hosts “Hospitality Sunday.” We order food, decorate Dahlgren Quad and stick around after Mass while faith groups advertise their programs. In September, a gay student ordered the food. A gay student played the piano. A gay student read the psalm.[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
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
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
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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