Religion officials received false reports this week of Gideon International members tearing down a poster for National Coming Out Day.
Dr. Mark Davies was named a convener for the process of revising the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church for the Natural World section.
The Wesley Center implemented a new Methodist “Church-Hopping” program to help students find home churches.
Students are finding new, personalized ways to reflect their faiths through extracurricular activities. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an on-campus organization that promotes spiritual bonding and support between Christian student athletes. FCA is a worldwide organization. The OCU branch became an official Student Government Association-approved organization in Fall 2015, but the group met before then….
Two organizations are providing students with thousands of dollars in financial aid.
Some students have expressed discomfort when people visit campus to promote their religions.
Wesley Center officials have planned a mission trip for Spring Break to plan a general improvement project of the Denver area.
Several OCU students attended the Peace House’s annual Peace Festival to learn about local issues, listen to local musicians, and eat vegan-friendly foods.
The Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel is coming up on its 50th anniversary and has undergone some changes in the past few weeks.
Dr. Imad Enchassi, assistant professor and chair in Islamic studies, shares his experiences as a Muslim man living in the U.S.
OCU Jewish Stars sponsored a sukkah on the quad in celebration of Judaism’s holiday of Sukkot.
After more than a decade of serving as Bishop, Robert E. Hayes, Jr. retired. Bishop James Nunn took his place.
The Rev. Elizabeth Horton-Ware will take over as director of religious life.
An upcoming expo will expose students to cultures and religions different than their own.
Better Together will provide opportunities for interfaith dialogues on campus and support religious pluralism.
The Catholic Student Association invites new members to join them for weekly mass and religious discussion, as well as an Ash Wednesday service on campus.
Celia Tedde, music theater and vocal performance freshman, balances her two passions: theater and her job as a national officer of NFTY.
Two students recently began leading weekly Bible studies on campus. Joey Simpson and Melaina Riley, religion sophomores, are each leading student Bible studies once a week. The student led Bible study groups are new this year. Previous Wesley Center directors led Bible studies, but the Rev. Rodney Newman, director of religious life, said he hopes…
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is attempting to reestablish the group on campus again. FCA is a faith-based, interdenominational, nonprofit organization. Their mission is “to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the…
Renovations to Smith Hall could make OCU a regional leader in interfaith cooperation. The university’s Strategic Planning Committee approved a proposal in August to redevelop Smith Hall into interfaith student housing. If the university secures fundraising commitments for the project this semester, students could move into Smith in 2017, said Marty O’Gwynn, vice president for…
Officials are experimenting with new locations for Chapel this semester and going “on the road” to give students a change of scenery. The location of the service will vary by week this semester, but typically Chapel is at 1 p.m. every Thursday in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Chapel will be hosted twice this month…
Students will have the chance to visit Belize this winter. Five students attended a mission trip to the small village of Burrell Boom in Belize to help lay bricks and construct the second floor of the Methodist Primary School in January. The trip is scheduled again during the last week of winter break Jan. 2-9….
Campus religious life is making changes. The largest change is that Wednesday at the Wesley, a free lunch for the campus that was provided every Wednesday in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, is now only hosted the first Wednesday of every month. The first one of the year was Sept. 2 in the…
Students enjoyed free food and tie-dying T-shirts in the rain at the seventh annual Love Not Hate Day.
Lambda Chi Alpha is offering a new weekly Bible study. The “Chop House Bible Study” was created in February by the chapter’s chaplain Ben Patterson, religion freshman. The study is hosted for 30 minutes at 11 p.m. every Tuesday in the relaxation room in the Lambda Chi house. There are usually about five or six…
By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer The Wimberly School of Religion will host a special lecture featuring Marilyn Oden courtesy of the Lemon family. The Lemon family donates to help fund the special lectures hosted on campus. Oden is an award-winning author who has published 11 books. She has had life experiences across six different continents…