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Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunsetquotation marks

— Crowfoot

Upcoming Events

  • USC International Conference in Yoga, Meditation and Integrative Health

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    09/20/2014 - 09/21/2014: all day

    You are invited to a rare opportunity to learn the skills and information to improve the quality of your life from medical and scientific experts.

  • Community Involvement Fair

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    09/21/2014: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Looking to get involved in a student group that will give you a wider perspective? Stop by the Community Involvement Fair at United University Church on campus.

  • Crystal Bowl Meditation

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    09/22/2014: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

    Join us for a 1 hour meditation session assisted with Reiki Therapy.

  • Reframing Religious Exemptions: The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby

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    09/23/2014: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

    Professor Katherine Franke, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law Columbia Law School at Columbia Law School, will discuss the growing use of religion-based liberty rights to successfully trump competing claims to sexual equality and reproductive liberty.

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Mabon (Equinox) - Pagan/Wiccan

    09/22/2014: all day

    Wiccan observance of the autumnal equinox when day and night are of equal length. A harvest festival time.

  • Rosh Hashanah - Jewish

    09/24/2014 - 09/25/2014: all day

    Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram's horn is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared.

  • Meskel - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

    09/27/2014: all day

    Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christian commemortion of the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Eleni (St. Helenea) in the 4th century a.d.

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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