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Religious holidays share weekend
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Religious holidays share weekend

Campus was left quieter this weekend as students dispersed to observe Passover and celebrate Easter. For some, these holidays mean returning home to see their families but for others, Easter and Passover are spent with friends on campus. Senior Elena Tayem went home to Boca Raton for Easter weekend. As a devout Catholic, she says…

Religious garbs strengthen spirituality
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Religious garbs strengthen spirituality

Freshman Rowanne Ali began wearing the hijab, a veil worn by Muslim women, her sophomore year of high school. Raised Muslim by Egyptian parents, she made the decision to wear the hijab when she was 13, after growing up seeing her mother wear it. “My parents always told me what it was about, and that…

Shalala to host last annual Hillel visit
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Shalala to host last annual Hillel visit

When UM President Donna E. Shalala steps down at the end of this semester, she’ll be leaving a lasting legacy. Until then, she’s living out many last moments. One of those lasts is the final Shabbat Shalala this Friday, an annual event held by UM Hillel that is always its largest Shabbat service and dinner…

Baptist Collegiate Ministry celebrates long legacy of service
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Baptist Collegiate Ministry celebrates long legacy of service

While celebrating the weekend’s Homecoming festivities, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) also celebrated its 65th anniversary on campus. BCM hosts weekly worship services, small group study and service trips.  It is “a safe place for those searching for hope, meaning and love,” Director and Chaplain Matt Wofford said. When the university allotted land for religious services on campus…

Hillel unveils transformation for Fall 2015
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Hillel unveils transformation for Fall 2015

A $2.5 million gift to the University of Miami Hillel will transform the run-down Jewish student center into a state-of-the-art facility for Jewish and non-Jewish students alike. “It’s out of date and doesn’t reflect what Hillel is or what Hillel can be,” Hillel’s executive director Shana Kantor said. The renovation project is scheduled to begin…

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Traveling missionaries discuss sex, religion at UCatholic event

UCatholic brought two seemingly different subjects together Wednesday night: sex and God. The student organization hosted a discussion led by Stephanie Brown and Dominic Li, two missionaries from Generation Life, a non-profit religious organization. The discussion was titled “God Loves Sex,” which explored the philosophy of sex within a religious context. Topics included the status…

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