University of Southern California

Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

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There is a power within that knows beyond our knowings; we are greater than our thoughts, and sometimes earth unveils that vision here. To live and to love are signs on infinite things.quotation marks

— Sri Aurobindo

Upcoming Events

  • What Matters to Me & Why with Jeremy Kagan

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    09/03/2014: 12:00PM - 12:50PM

    The popular What Matters to Me & Why speaker series kicks off the fall semester with Professor Jeremy Kagan from Cinematic Arts.

  • What Matters to Me & Why with Sherman Jackson

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    10/01/2014: 12:00PM - 12:50PM

    Named one of the 500 most influencial Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center, Professor Sherman Jackson speaks about what is important to him in this second program of the series. A light lunch is served.

  • What Matters to Me & Why with Diane Winston

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    11/05/2014: 12:00PM - 12:50PM

    What is important to a national authority on media and religion? Come and hear Diane Winston and enjoy a free lunch!

  • What Matters to Me & Why with Urbashi Mitra

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    12/03/2014: 12:00PM - 12:50PM

    Join us for the final program of the semester. Urbashi Mitra from Electrical Engineering shares what is important to her.

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Ganesh Chaturthi - Hindu

    08/29/2014: all day

    A Hindu festival honoring the god of prosperity, prudence and success. Images of Ganesha are worshipped.

  • Paryushana Parva - Jain

    08/30/2014: all day

    8 day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement. Marked by recitations from Jain sacred writing and family exchange of cards, letters. Celebration of the natural qualities of the soul. The 8th day (Samvatsari) is most important and is focused on forgiveness.

  • Nativity of Mary - Christian

    09/06/2014: all day

    Christian celebration of the birth of the Virgin Mary.

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USC Office of Religious Life

University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu

Health Sciences Campus
McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu