Islamic Learning Series
Another key pillar of the Muslim Chaplaincy is Islamic literacy and outreach to dispel Islamophobia. The Islamic Learning Series (ILS) is a once-monthly seminar taught by Imam Yahya Hendi. This monthly program is meant to engage both Muslims and Non-Muslims alike on issues related to islam and Muslims. In the last two years we discussed issues such as:
- Prophets and Messengers in Islam: Women and Men of Understanding
- Reform in Islam & Catholicism
- Gender & Sexuality in Islamic Literature
- Understanding The Qur’an: an inside look
- The Life of Prophet Muhammad and his hadith
- The Stories of Women in the Qur’an
Jesuit Heritage Week
Jesuit Heritage Week brings Georgetown’s Jesuit identity to the forefront through special programming and events. Since 2001, this student-organized effort has engaged Georgetown Jesuits, distinguished faculty members, university leaders and visiting scholars in examining the work of the Jesuits and lay colleagues. Beginning with a festive celebration of the Mass in Gaston Hall, the week provides students with many opportunities to interact with Georgetown’s Jesuits. Jesuits offer reflections at worship services of each faith tradition on campus, and they are featured speakers in programs sponsored by different schools. Offerings explore Jesuit history and global reach, the work of the Jesuits in education and social justice, Jesuits’ contributions to the arts and aspects of Ignatian spirituality. Interspersed with serious programming are social and fun gatherings, such as an annual volleyball competition between students and Jesuits, and opportunities to share good food and conversation in relaxed settings, including the Jesuit Residence.
Georgetown hosts numerous educational lectures with the vision of creating space for learning more about how the Ignatian Tradition, and how knowledge grounded in spiritual teachings speak to experiences of all persons across all faith traditions.
Life Beyond Sunday
The Catholic Chaplaincy's series of conversations on topics of interest to college students. The series brings together students, Jesuits, campus ministers and faculty for a relaxed and informative discussion of Catholic topics. Dinner provided! An RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makóm Midrash: Jewish Learning
Busy-schedule-friendly and real-life-relevant study sessions for students of all levels and backgrounds. Explore some of today’s hottest topics through the lens of classical rabbinic texts (Talmud, Midrash, teshuvot). Past topics have included:
- What’s God Got to do with it? Jewish Theological Perspectives
- Jews and Tattoos
- When Does Life Begin?
- Organ Donation: Hesed or Hiuv?
- Judasim and GLBTQ Life
- Who Is A Jew? Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
- Nu, What Can I Say? Is It LaShon Harah?