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Students look forward to prayer and peace

Students look forward to prayer and peace

Caleb Beck

May 8, 2017


Filed under Islam, Religion

A number of Muslim students at Loyola are eagerly anticipating the lunar month of Ramadan, one of the key celebrations of Islamic faith.Practiced by over one billion Muslims, the Ramadan holiday is a sacred month of fasting, reflection and prayer. It will take place this year from May 27 until June 24.F...

Loyola launches summer high school theology program

Loyola launches summer high school theology program

Colleen Dulle

May 6, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

This summer, Loyola will be putting Pope Francis’ advice to care for creation into action through a new summer theology institute for high school students.The FaithActs Summer Theology Institute is a one-week program that will be held at Loyola from June 11 through June 16. The program will host...

Touro’s Jazz Fest Shabbat combines music, spirituality of the Big Easy

Touro’s Jazz Fest Shabbat combines music, spirituality of the Big Easy

Colleen Dulle

May 4, 2017


Filed under Music, Religion

Jazz Fest Shabbat, Touro Synagogue’s annual celebration of the music of New Orleans, is returning on April 28 with a zydeco twist. The Shabbat service, which takes place in the synagogue’s 900-seat sanctuary and is usually standing room only, will feature Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots,...

Dziak prepares to return to Mission and Ministry

Erin Snodgrass

May 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Religion

Loyola’s Mission and Ministry is seeing a familiar face in the vice president position starting next semester. The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., will be stepping in as interim vice president of Mission and Ministry after the current vice president, John Sebastian, leaves to fill a similar position at Loyola...

Passover Seder brings together believers and non-believers

Cristian Orellana

April 22, 2017


Filed under Judaism, Religion, Showcase

Jews and gentiles alike gathered at Tulane Hillel to celebrate the Passover Seder, continuing to retell the Jews’ unchanging, ancient story of hardship and hope.The celebration brought together both longtime followers and complete newcomers to pass on, remember and contemplate the story of the Je...

Study shows link between religion and health

Study shows link between religion and health

Alliciyia George

April 22, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

For black women looking for ways to improve their mental health, some researchers say religion and spirituality bring health benefits such as a longer life and a decreased risk for heart disease.According to the Black Women’s Health Study, which was further analyzed in the April 2017 issue of ...

LIM launches dual degree program

Colleen Dulle

April 7, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion

Loyola has a brand new dual degree program for students interested in ministry.Beginning next academic year, undergraduate seniors majoring in religious studies will be able to take graduate courses in the Loyola Institute for Ministry that will count toward a master’s degree. After they graduate,...

New Orleans Iggy Vols immerse in community

New Orleans Iggy Vols immerse in community

Jessamyn Reichmann

April 7, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

As spring break begins, the 7-month wait will finally end for Loyola’s New Orleans Ignacio Volunteers.The Ignacio Volunteer program, nicknamed Iggy Vols, is an international and domestic service immersion opportunity that serves the communities of South Africa, Jamaica and our own backyard, the state...

Students celebrate Easter with family and reflection

Students celebrate Easter with family and reflection

Erin Snodgrass

April 5, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

With Lent nearing its end, Loyola students are gearing up for Easter, with different denominations of Christianity celebrating in varied ways. The holiday is celebrated 40 days after Lent begins, not including Sundays, and commemorates Jesus’ resurrection after he was crucified. It is the...

Dorothy Day lives on in new book, local house

Dorothy Day lives on in new book, local house

Colleen Dulle

March 31, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Saint. Anarchist. Activist. Opinions about Dorothy Day vary widely, but a new book by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, is shedding some light on the controversial Catholic figure.Hennessy’s presentation on her book “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty” drew a sizable crowd to ...

Non-religious students use Lent as opportunity for growth

Non-religious students use Lent as opportunity for growth

Erin Snodgrass

March 31, 2017


Filed under Faith, Religion, Showcase

Lent, a spiritual observance popular in Catholicism and some sects of Christianity, is no longer being celebrated only by religious adherents.The season asks followers to fast or forgo some sort of luxury or pleasure in order to understand Jesus’ trials during his 40-day fast in the desert. However, ...

Loyola celebrates Persian New Year

Loyola celebrates Persian New Year

Colleen Dulle

March 27, 2017


Filed under Religion

This week, 190 million people around the world celebrated Nowruz — literally, “New Day,” — the traditional Persian New Year. Behrooz Moazami, the Patrick G. O’Keefe Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola, is Iranian and celebrates Nowruz every year. “Like many other Iranians,...

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