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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

This community invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to explore the ways our differing faiths, religious traditions, and spiritual experiences challenge us to engage in connection, inclusion, and justice with one another and the rest of the world.  The Religious Life Groups involved in this community are the Drew Hillel, the Muslim Student Association, Catholic Campus Ministries, D.H.A.R.M.A, and the Drew Pagan Society.

The Faith, Religion & Spirituality Identity/Affinity Community brings together people who occupy or practice a variety of religious traditions, spiritual methods, and faith tenets to work together amidst our differences—strengthened by our commonality—to help each other and the world find hope and meaning in life.  Living in the polarizing culture of our world today which proclaims differences to be irreconcilable threats, we believe that as people of religious faith and spiritual practice that we are called to create an environment of inclusion and understanding.  Now, more than ever, we seek to  discern the many truths that orient us to the world in a way that will transform it for the better.  Together, through the collaboration of our religious faith traditions and spiritual commitments, we can unearth the common thread that runs through us as humanity.  Together, with our many experiences, cultures, and perspectives, we can see a clearer, fuller, more beautiful portrait of the Divine and how the Divine is calling us to transform the world in hope and action.

If you are a person of any faith, a person of no faith, or a person who is seeking a community of hope to make a difference with meaning and purpose, you are welcome here.  We hope to walk alongside one another on our journey toward wholeness, healing, and justice.

Student Spotlight: Michelle Bamidele C’21

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Michelle Bamidele C’21
Major: Biology
Minor: Public Health
Educational Opportunity Scholar (EOS)
Launch Career Community: Medicine & Health Professions
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation and Faith, Spirituality and Religion
Drew Rangerette
Drew’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Webmaster/President for Drew African Students’ Association …

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Club Spotlight: Drew Pagan Society

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Student organization: Drew Pagan Society
Instagram: @drewpagansociety

What is the mission of your student organization? Why should students join your organization?

The purpose of Drew Pagan Society is to explore Pagan Traditions, holidays, and beliefs, and to provide a supportive …

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Creating Space for Religious Diversity at Work

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With more than 80% of the world claiming some sort of religious affiliation, leaders in the workplace are increasingly concerned about how best to handle expressions of faith by their employees. Learn how employers are innovatively creating space in the …

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Student Spotlight: Mely Arias C’22

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Mely Arias C’22                           
Major:  Computer Science
Launch Career Community: Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation, Commuter, Ethnic/Racial Heritage, Limited Income, and Faith, Religion & Spirituality
User Services Student Assistant at Technology Help Desk
Python tutor for …

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Varied Friendships Make Students More Tolerant

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The study done by the Interfaith Youth Core found that relationships between students from differing faiths encourage them to be more empathetic and understanding of others’ beliefs. This study was a part of the organization’s Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes …

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Hijabi Diaries: Podcast

The Hijabi Diaries is muslim women speaking for themselves.

Listen every Wednesday and hear from different Muslim women each with …

Scholarship Opportunities for Muslim Students

If you are a Muslim student at Drew University, please do not pass up this opportunity to view 20 different …

On Being

Contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual questions with this Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to …

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship …

One way Hillel fulfills its mission is by helping incoming freshmen and current college students pay for the cost of …

Endowed in 2012 by Mary Hepburn C’54, to support students participating in academic internships involving substantive engagement with the community. …

New Courses and Special Electives

SOC 206 – Sociology of Religion

An introduction to the sociology of religion. Discusses classical and contemporary theorists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Wuthnow, Corbett, Bellah;…

ARCR 831 – Conflict Resolution for Clergy

Religious leaders from virtually all faiths view serving their communities as peacemakers as part of their calling, and they are…

REL 264 – Topics in Asian Religions

An in-depth study of a selected religious topic pertaining to South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian cultures, considered either…

REL 204 – Native American Religions

This course investigates the origins of Native American religions, how they have changed, the reasons for those changes, and how…

REL 292 – Comparative Religion: International Topics

An intermediate course in the study of Comparative Religion. This course introduces students to the comparative method in the study…

REL 101 – Introduction to World Religions

An introduction to the study of religion through an examination of the world religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and…