Florida Atlantic University
Office of Multicultural Affairs
March 24 to 29, 2014
Spirituality & Compassion
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On the subject of spirituality and compassion, all are invited to view the TED broadcast of Karen Armstrong’s, “My Wish, The Charter for Compassion.” Explore commonalities found within the various religions and the shared components in their spiritual philosophy – compassion. Two viewings are available, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments of popcorn and drinks will be available. For more information call: (954) 236-1219.
March 25 at 7 – 9 p.m.
Majestic Palm Room
CalvaryFAU will host its weekly church service on campus with live worship and a bible teaching. For more information, contact Karol Airdo, CalvaryFAU advisor at 561-297-0056.
Prayer on the Lawn
Friday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
T he Rec Field
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Jupiter Campus students as we have unity prayer on the lawn. All religions and denominations are welcome. Light breakfast will be available for participants to enjoy. For more information, contact Khambrel Ward at kward21@fau. .edu.
Discovering the Word
March 26 at 3 – 4 p.m.
I nterfaith Room (Breezeway)
Join the members of Apostolic Christian College Fellowship for a time of fellowship in the Word of God every Wednesday afternoon. For more information, contact Carlene Watson, ACCF Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26 at 5 – 8 p.m.
Live Oak Room A
Interfaith Programming will be showing the movie Temptation as a part of Spirituality Week. Join other students in watching the movie and then having a small discussion. For more information, contact Elise Angiolillo, Interfaith Programming Advisor at 561-297-3959.
Bible Study Meeting
March 28 at 7-9 p.m.
Sago Palm Room
Student and faculty together to study bible chapters, sharing the thoughts and testimony. For more information, contact Hongwei Long, Living Water Chinese Bible Studies Advisor at 561-297-0810.
Did you know?
- Why do people feel disconnected? Thirty six percent don’t feel free to ask questions, 23 percent have intellectual doubts about their faith and 22 percent say the bible is not taught clearly or often enough.
- The category of “none” is a person who reports being unaffiliated with any religion. Eighty eight percent are not seeking religion, compared to 10 percent who are actively seeking a religion.
- Among different faith groups that are married, 84 percent identify themselves as “born again”, 74 percent practice a faith other than Christianity and 65 percent are agnostics and atheists.
- Twenty eight percent of American adults have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion or no religion at all.
- The United States is on the verge of becoming a minority Protestant country; the numbers of Americans who report that they are members of Protestant denominations now stands at 51 percent.
- Sixteen percent of people who are unaffiliated with any particular religion also exhibit remarkable internal diversity.
- Men are significantly more likely than women to claim no religious affiliation. One-in five men say they have no formal religious affiliation, compared to 13 percent of women.
- Almost half of Hindus, one third of Jews and a quarter of Buddhist in the United States have obtained post graduate education.
- Jehovah’s Witnesses have the lowest retention rate of any religious tradition. Thirty seven percent of all those who say they were raised as Jehovah’s Witness still identify themselves as such.
- In the United States the Catholic share of the adult population has held fairly steady at around 25 percent.
- Fifteen percent of Mormon and Muslim adults in the United States have three or more children living at home.
- As a Wiccan or Pagan you have the same rights as people of any other religion. Pagans are from all different walks of life, all socio-economic groups and all kinds of racial backgrounds.
- Native Americans believe in a Supreme Being, who is often referred to as the Great Spirit, Great Mystery, Creator, etc. This Supreme Being is always caring and willing to listen.