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Office of Religious Life

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I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.quotation marks

— Rabindranath Tagore

Upcoming Events

  • From the Grand Trunk Road to Route 66: Visiting Truck Artist Haider Ali

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    10/20/2014 - 10/21/2014: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Colorful trucks and buses are a striking aspect of the landscape and society across Pakistan. See truck artist, Haider Ali at work in the United University Church parking lot on Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21.

  • If Nuns Ruled the World

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    10/21/2014: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Veteran reporter Jo Piazza profiles ten extraordinary nuns and the causes to which they have dedicated their lives.

  • World Religions 101 for Evangelical Christians

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    09/24/2014, 10/08/2014, 10/22/2014, 11/05/2014, 11/19/2014, 12/03/2014: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    This series of events, free and open to the whole USC community, invites evangelical Christians, in particular, to learn about the religions of the world from the inside out, by hearing from thoughtful, committed practitioners of these faiths.

  • Search Inside Yourself

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    10/22/2014: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    A book talk featuring Chade-Meng Tan (Meng), Google's Jolly Good Fellow (which nobody can deny). Book sale and signing to follow.

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Diwali - Hindu

    10/23/2014: all day

    Hindu festival of lights symbolizing the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.

  • Jain New Year - Jain

    10/24/2014: all day

    This day is observed on the first day of the Indian month of Katik/Karthik. On this day the chief disciple of Mahavira, Gautama Swami, is believed to have attained Supreme Knowledge. It is observed by performing a special ritual called Snatra Puja where homage is paid to Lord Jineshwar and the Tirthankaras.

  • 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.

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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
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