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Prefrosh Preview: Religion at Georgetown

Georgetown is a Catholic university, and there’s no avoiding that fact. You’re never far from a crucifix here (there’s one in every classroom, with the exception of the ICC)—or a priest (many live on campus in the Jesuit… Read More

Berkley Center Research Fellow suggests that Christianity uplifts India’s impoverished women

During Georgetown’s Christianity and Freedom conference held in Rome on Dec. 13-14, Rebecca Shah, a research fellow at the Berkley Center, suggested in a pilot study that Indian Dalit women who have converted to Christianity enjoy a higher standard… Read More

Controversial Park51 imam speaks at Georgetown

A crowd of around 100 undergraduates gathered Tuesday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium to engage in a question and answer session with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, best known as the primary proponent of the controversial Park51 community center. The… Read More

GU College dean weighs in on controversial mosque

Even though Islam and Catholicism are two distinctively different faiths, the two share a common bond in their treatment by the public, according to Dean Chester Gillis. Gillis—dean of the Georgetown College and the founding director of the… Read More

Georgetown Jesuits’ Plan for a “Distinctive Education”

It might be tough to consider the abstract merits of Georgetown’s curriculum this week—you’ve got papers to write and tests to take, after all. But, that’s not stopping some Jesuits who recently released (…hold on, Vox is taking… Read More

Tariq Ramadan, formerly a banned scholar, on radically reforming Islam

Tariq Ramadan, a world-renowned Swiss Islamic scholar, is currently making his first appearance in the U.S. since the State Department barred him from entering the U.S. in 2004. On Monday, he spoke at Georgetown University in Gaston Hall… Read More

Study: Catholic higher education doesn’t build support for Catholic teachings

In a new study that has conservative Catholic groups very alarmed, Georgetown researchers are reporting that Catholic students who attend Catholic Universities are not much more likely to support Catholic teaching than their counterparts at non-Catholic colleges and… Read More

Donna Freitas (COL ’94) discusses the negative impact of “the hook-up culture”

Last night, students and faculty gathered in McNeir auditorium to discuss something that isn’t usually talked about at events sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry: hooking-up. In the first of a four-part series on “The Sacred and… Read More

The Daily Beast asks: Is Georgetown really that Catholic?

Proliferation of chapels and crucifixes notwithstanding, we actually aren’t that Catholic! Over on the Daily Beast, Kathleen Kingsbury has made it her mission to debunk “bogus college stereotypes.” Earlier this week she took on entrenched stereotypes like “Oberlin… Read More

Spirit of Oppression

Georgetown has decided to take further steps to embrace its Catholic identity by ousting private Protestant groups outside of the office of Campus Ministry. It seems that there were “communication and coordination problems” between Georgetown’s official bastion of… Read More