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Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

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I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.quotation marks

— Albert Schweitzer

Upcoming Events

  • 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 influential 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.

  • Compline at the Cathedral

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    10/05/2014: 9:00PM - 10:00PM

    A community prayer for students and young adults. 30 minutes of candlelight, prayer, stillness and song followed by food and fellowship.

  • 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.

  • National Coming Out Day

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    10/11/2014: 3:00PM - 6:00PM

    A Queer Faith Forum Event

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Navaratri - Hindu

    09/29/2014 - 10/03/2014: all day

    Hindu fesitval of the divine mother honoring Durga, wife of Shiva, and seeking her blessings. Also observed as a celebration recalling the days of Lord Krishna.

  • Waqf al Arafa (Hajj Day) - Islam

    10/03/2014: all day

    Islamic observance day during Hajj when pilgrims pray for forgiveness and mercy. Hajj is Islamic pilgrimage rites at Mecca on 7-12th days of the month of Dhu al-Hajj.

  • Yom Kippur - Jewish

    10/04/2014: all day

    Jewish day of atonement. This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.

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

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McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033