Two different cases of vandalism have been reported on campus.
An estimated 300 students attended UM’s Holi festivities March 31. The event is a traditional Hindu festival celebrating the beginning of spring and good prevailing over evil.
Muslim students on campus now have a leader to turn to for advice, recruitment and planning.
Multiple student organizations, fellowships and ministries are joining to provide international students the chance to be matched with an American family for Easter in Miami.
It has taken more than a year for the University of Miami to announce who will hold the nation’s title as first atheism, humanism and secular ethics chair. But starting July 1, Anjan Chakravartty will occupy the position.
“When we use the ashes, it doesn’t mean we are holy and we are saints … What we are showing is that we are sinners.”
Presidential Shabbats at UM started nearly 10 years ago with “Shabbat Shalala.” Now, with a new first family at UM, the tradition continued with “Frenk Knaul Shabbat,” where social issues such as injustice and inequality were topics of discussion.
A rabbi, a Christian and a Muslim walk into an Islamic center…to engage with Miami’s Muslim community. Religious leaders and University of Miami students used a visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Miami as opportunity to learn during Social Justice Week.
The number of non-believers throughout the United States is on the rise. At UM, students who grew up in organized religious households are now changing their beliefs.
The newly appointed Interfaith Council student organization co-hosted its first Interfaith Thanksgiving dinner just two weeks ago. Now, the organization is looking to bring representatives from every religion on campus together and bridge the gaps.
Despite having smaller campus faith communities and less access to places of worship in South Florida, students who practice less common religions have found ways to stay true to their roots.
It’s been a disruptive semester for the community – including UM’s first full-time Catholic priest, Father Phillip Tran – but Tran has used challenges to assimilate to his role and connect with students.