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St. Nicholas: Frescoes adorn the interior of this Eastern Orthodox church. Adnan Syed / Staff Writer

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

November 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

The Orthodox Catholic Church, commonly known as the Eastern Orthodox Church, is the second largest Christian church in the world. Its origin goes back to the earliest church established by St. Paul and the Apostles. Its name is a source of confusion for many, thus the common name used to […]

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Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

April 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Tucked away in the third floor of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) is a permanent exhibit on Jesuit history. The Collection of Western Jesuit Missions exhibit has been at SLUMA since 2001 and is on permanent loan from the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus. The […]

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Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

April 18, 2013 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Since the overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Coptic Christians have witnessed a surge of recent sectarian violence against their community. On April 5, graffiti of crooked crosses resembling swastikas appeared on the walls of Al-Azhar school and incited clashes between some Muslims and Christians outside of […]

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2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

April 18, 2013 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Sarah Friedman “Every Friday since my freshman year, I head to Washington University for Shabbat. I never thought that these dinners would become such a huge part of my life. When I first came to SLU, I expected that while at a Jesuit university, Judaism would take a back seat […]

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Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

April 18, 2013 at 11:49 am 0 comments

On April 28, the Hindu Students Community will be hosting a festival to celebrate the coming of spring and the Hindu tradition of Holi. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Tegeler Field, and there will be over 9,000 water balloons, inflatable pools and colored powder, all imported from […]

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Campus Ministry: Here to serve

April 18, 2013 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Ministers seek to combine both faith and service Imagine sitting in your office when someone knocks on the door, enters, sits down and tells you that they want to help people. What do you say? It may seem a daunting task at first. Help people? In what way? In what […]

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Hunger issues addressed at Seder

Hunger issues addressed at Seder

March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am 0 comments

There is a fable about a girl who was throwing dying starfish back into the ocean. An old man wondered, “There must be thousands of starfish on the beach, you won’t really make much of a difference.” The girl then picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean, […]

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Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

Baha’i Faith Relates to Abrahamic Faith

March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am 0 comments

With over five million followers representing most of the nations, races and cultures in the world, the origins of the Baha’i faith are worthy of note. It is said that the faith arose from eschatological tensions within Islam, just as Christianity was born out of the messianic expectations of Judaism. […]

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Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

Let Us Introduce You: Luke Yarbrough

March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am 0 comments

At first glance, new History 112 students might mistake Dr. Luke Yarbrough for a peer. Having earned his doctorate just last year, Yarbrough is a little green compared to his colleagues. But despite his youth, Yarbrough already has a past with several distinctive twists and turns. Born in the suburbs […]

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Do Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the ‘same God?’

March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am 0 comments

“Allah” is an Arabic term that derives from a combination of the definite article al- (“the”) with ilah, an ancient Arabic term for “deity.” “Allah” therefore means “the [only] deity,” and that’s what Christians and Jews generally mean by the word “God.” Islamic tradition describes God further by means of […]

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