Tagged Faith and spirituality centre

Frosh 2017: Diversity Services

By Tina Shaygan The Q Centre The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known at the Q Centre, is located on the main floor of MacHall and offers community and peer support, volunteer opportunities as well as other programs and events for the LGTBQ community on campus and in Calgary. The Q Centre also…

Prayer and education not mutually exclusive

By Aisha Sajid, January 10 2017 — In August, Calgary private school Webber Academy lost an appeal at the Court of Queen’s Bench for failing to accommodate two Muslim student’s need to pray during school hours. As a result,  the two students were awarded $24,000 in damages. Muslims perform five daily prayers that involve physical…

U and C Faith and Spirituality Centre hosts Shabbat

By Scott Strasser, November 29 2016 — On Nov. 25, the University of Calgary’s Faith and Spirituality Centre hosted its first formal Shabbat observance. Shabbat is a weekly Jewish ritual that takes place on Fridays, no later than 18 minutes before sundown. The observance marks the beginning of the seventh day of the Jewish week…

Letter to the editor: a call to action

We are currently living in a period of history that one may call frightening, if not downright terrifying. In that vein, I would like to submit for your perusal this poem from George Orwell’s book 1984: “Under the spreading Chestnut tree/I sold you, and you sold me/There they lie, and there lies we/Under the spreading…

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