Tag Archives: religion

Freshmen impact religious groups

NATALIE SMITH STAFF REPORTER Despite their respective differences, Butler University’s religious clubs have in common one thing beyond coexistance: The phrase “Holy freshmen.” Butler’s religious organizations felt the impact of the class of 2017. Membership increased more than usual this year. Matt O’Brien, a junior and member of Cru, a Christian organization on campus, said

OPINION | Campus should discuss faith issues

Even though faith and religion are two topics often avoided in everyday conversation, they ought to be conversed about more often in our society. These conversations should not be confined to news outlets and should also be discussed in everyday passing. Butler University students would benefit by talking with friends, classmates, professors or family members

OPINION | Be religiously inclusive and fair

In an increasingly global world, awareness of religious variety practiced in our country is important. Christianity is still the primary religion practiced by United States citizens. Of the 35,000 citizens the Pew Forum surveyed in 2007, more than 78 percent identified themselves as Christians. Butler University promotes diversity among its faculty and students, at least

The war between violence and peace

Scott Appleby, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the first 2010-11 Seminar on Religion and World Civilization address last night at Clowes Memorial Hall. Appleby’s lecture was titled, “Religion as Promoter of Peace, Perpetuater of Violence.” He began his lecture by presenting three terms: religion, conflict and peace building. He then

Our changing faith

For most of us, religion has been a part of our lives since we were little.  My family is Presbyterian, very similar to most other protestant religions and the Catholic religion. People in every corner of the world practices some sort of belief. Since I have been at college, I have seen a different pattern