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Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.quotation marks

— Leo Buscaglia

Upcoming Events

  • Diwali 2014 presented by the Association of Indian Students

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    10/26/2014: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

    Come celebrate the festival of lights with AIS. This event is free to USC students, faculty, alumni, family and friends. A gala Indian dinner will be served. Gates open at 5:30 and close at 6:30 pm.

  • SMARTalks - a TED-Style event

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    10/29/2014: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Join us for a free SMARTalk followed by dinner and discussion. Four experts will deliver concise 10-15 minute presentations sharing their experiences and the application of critical thinking skills in their life and work.

  • Dying Out Loud with Ann Steward

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    10/29/2014: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Ann Steward, wife of Stan Steward who died from cancer while in Turkey as a missionary, shares his story through his journal entries that became a book, “Dying Out Loud”. Visit for more information.

  • 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!

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Reformation Day - Protestant Christian

    10/26/2014: all day

    Protestant Christian anniversary of their tradition and its emphasis on the place of the Bible and religious freedom. On October 31, 1517 c.e., Martin Luther posted a belief statememt on Wittenberg Church door. The date of public observation is the Sunday before October 31.

  • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian

    10/28/2014: all day

    Christian day of solemn reflection on the relationship of the spiritual community and the power of civil government. On October 28, 312 c.e., Emperor Constantine prevailed in a battle amd proceeded to make Christianity the legal religion of the Roman Empire.

  • All Hallow's Eve - Christian

    10/31/2014: all day

    Christian celebration of mystery combining prayers and merriment involving children and families. It is a prelude to All Saint's Day.

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USC Office of Religious Life

University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Health Sciences Campus
McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033