‘Student reflections on identity and religion’ Category

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Grace Love ’19

Neo-Paganism is a modern spiritual movement that does not as yet have a defined universal set of beliefs or a specific structure and authority. Most practitioners, whose number is unknown, have a highly individualized form of thought and practice which may overlap with New Age Spirituality and Wicca. Much of the ideology used by today’s […]

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Anna Duong-Topp ’21

by Grace Love ’19 Mahayana Buddhism is the largest form of Buddhism in the world (about 53% of 520 million Buddhists).  Buddhism began in India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE and is based on the teachings of the original Buddha (known also as Gautama Buddha and Siddhartha Gautama).  Buddhist religious knowledge comes from […]

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Carter Gunnigle ’18

by Grace Love ’19 The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian church in the world. Its followers, who live mainly in Eastern Europe and Greece, follow the Nicene Creed and see the church as continuing the traditions established by Jesus and his disciples. The term “eastern” reflects the split in 1054 CE (AD) […]

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Mahrukh Khurram ’19

by Grace Love ’19 Islam is one of the largest world religions, practiced by over 20% of the world’s population.  It began in the 7th century CE and now has followers on almost every continent. This monotheistic religion is based on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad which are written in the Qur’an (holy Scripture) […]

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Prabhjot Singh ’19

by Grace Love ’19 Sikhism (the root word coming from “student” or “disciple”) is a religion originating in Punjab, a region of India.   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the text that informs Sikh beliefs based on the teaching legacy of 10 historical Gurus. Sikhs gather to worship in temples called Gurdwaras, where they […]