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Staying spiritual, safe: Campus religious groups adapt to social distancing

Many Hindu Students Council festivals and events — such as the festival of garba, where participants dance together in a concentric circle — don’t translate to a virtual environment.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

September 8, 2020

From socially distant Shabbat to virtual Bible studies to international pen pal programs, students of various religions are solidifying their faith and their communities while following public health guidelines.

The Outbreak | My Christianity squares off against my family’s

The Outbreak | My Christianity squares off against my family’s

By Carolyn Pallof, Contributing Staff Member

March 31, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak, the upcoming presidential election and economic collapse flooding the news, political tension has reached an all time high in Carolyn Pallof's household.

Pittchcraft: Self-discovery and self-care

Pittchcraft blogger Emily Pinigis’ altar.

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In this week’s edition of Pittchcraft, staff writer Emily Pinigis talks about how she became a Witch and offers some tips on self care, including a face mask recipe.

Anjali Kumar: A journey into faith

Anjali Kumar poses for a portrait in the Cathedral of Learning. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Mariam Shalaby | Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Anjali Kumar has an infectiously bright presence. The corners of her eyes crinkle when she smiles and her curly teal hair bounces in rhythm with her steps. She said she has a lot to be happy about these days. She just joined a sorority and is making friends in her new faith community. Plus, she j...

Daly Trimble: A selfless social servant

Though Daly Trimble already wades through the demands that come with being a pre-medicine student, she still chooses to place her energy into the causes of others.

By Kim Rooney & Issi Glatts

March 26, 2018

Leaning forward in a wheeled desk chair on the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, Daly Trimble looked up from her organic chemistry notes, with a surprisingly warm smile on her face that never faded as she talks about feminism, faith and community engagement. North Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside s...

“Spectacles” film series considers religion in film with “My Name is Khan”

Actor Shah Rukh Khan plays Rizwan Khan, the protagonist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a cross-country journey in the Indian Bollywood film “My Name Is Khan”. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Vikram Sundar | Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

Moviegoers and religious scholars gathered for a film screening Tuesday in the hopes of viewing religion through a cinematic lens. Spectacles — a film series that analyzes religious and cultural motifs in movies — screened “My Name is Khan” in room 407 of the Cathedral of Learning from 7-...

Students reconcile religion, identity

Bridget Duffy (left), a senior double major in English writing and Classics, talked about her affiliation with both the Catholic and Episcopal communities at Rainbow Alliance’s Religious Panel Thursday evening. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Bridget Duffy felt uncomfortable practicing her family religion of Catholicism when she found out same-sex couples could not get married in Catholic churches and infants of same-sex couples were not allowed to be baptized. “I’m a traditional person. But I need someone else to tell me that God does...

New Pitt office to encourage communication across faiths

About 50 people gathered in the William Pitt Union Monday at a kickoff event for the Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement Office. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Frumkin | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017

Kyle Wyche was peacefully meditating in the prayer and relaxation room on the third floor of the William Pitt Union when a group of Muslim students walked in to pray. The junior ecology major struck up a conversation with one of the Muslim students afterward, who turned out to be as interested i...

Editorial: Don’t let presidency divide the same side

President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on Aug. 28. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2017

Religion often claims to be the moral compass of a society. But when religious leaders take political sides, rather than moral, the people are left with a compass that points in two different directions. Leaders of multiple faiths convened on the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “...

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Prayer for Peace

Rally attendees hold signs which read

By Anna Bongardino

August 19, 2017

In the wake of the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Mayor Peduto's office organized "A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace" rally in front of the city-county building yesterday. A variety of faith leaders and government-affiliated personnel were featured as speakers. ...

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