Photos by Milan LoiaconoFor many students, college is a time for newfound independence. With that, their religious views may change."The young adult years of many Americans are marked by a clear decline in outward religious expression, which is widely thought to hit bottom during — and perhaps because of — the college experience," according to a study published in … [Read more...] about College Shapes Student’s Faith Perspectives
Art by Sybil ZhangRecent policy decisions made by President Donald Trump have exposed latent fear and hatred aimed toward the Muslim religion. Specifically, an order was passed that has “banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US…[and] halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries,” according to article, “Trump … [Read more...] about Facing the Inhumanity in the Immigration Ban
Photo by Arin DeGroffImmigrants, aliens, strangers, refugees and foreigners. The Abrahamic holy books — the Christian Bible, the Hebrew Bible and the Quran — repeatedly identify these people as historically oppressed and vulnerable groups who believers should treat with compassion and respect.Today, followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam advocate for … [Read more...] about Churches, Synagogues And Mosques Advocate For Immigration Reform
Photos by Megan WonSince being immersed in Christian culture at Pepperdine, Muslim students reflected on the shifts in their faith and the changes in their perceptions of religion. Seniors Mashaer Alyami and Latifa AlSaud from Saudi Arabia and junior Khalid Alabdulrazzaq from Kuwait said it is easy to have faith in something when there is a support group to help you sustain it. … [Read more...] about What Is It Like To Be A Muslim At Pepperdine?
Photo Courtesy of Al SturgeonThe Interfaith Student Council at the Pepperdine School of Law seeks to explore basic questions of what it means to be both rooted in the Church of Christ tradition and composed of such a diverse student body. “We discuss everything: whether you believe in a God of not, if you have a faith let alone if you’re trying to figure it out or … [Read more...] about An Atheist, A Buddhist And A Christian Study For The Bar …