Photo Story: A look at ASU's diverse religious groups on campus

How students practice different religions at ASU

Judaism: 

The Hillel is a Jewish Student Center near campus on Mill Avenue. Their mission statement is “to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so they may enrich the Jewish people, Israel and the world.” The Hillel is a place where students can build a community and learn more about the Jewish culture. Every Friday there is Shabbat at 6:30pm where everyone is welcome to join, with a dinner that follows. Hillel also gives the opportunity of Birthright to go to Israel. They learn a lot about Israel and the culture of Jewish people through experiencing it firsthand. 


Christianity:

Redemption is a church on Southern Avenue near the ASU Tempe Campus. Their mission statement is “We are a local congregation seeking to embody the gospel in all life in Tempe.” They have three services on Sunday: 9am, 11am and 6pm. College Collective is their college ministry. College Collective meets every week for fellowship and a time to study the Bible together. They started up this ministry after a few years of gathering students together in homes and on campuses and then created a student club on campus.


Catholicism:

The All Saints Catholic Newman Center is a Catholic Church on University Drive near campus. Their mission statement is “to build a culture of college students that embodies Catholic faith and community.” The church has mass and confession many times throughout the week. The Church also has their presence on the ASU campus with their College Night. Every Wednesday they meet together to listen to a speaker, have some singing and time to talk with friends. Throughout the semester they have retreats, parties, service events, mission trips and small groups to build the community. 


Islam:

The Muslim Students Association, MSA, is a social group for Muslim students on campus. Their mission statement of “serving the needs of students by the virtues of brotherhood and sisterhood; a means by which Muslim students maintain and increase their faith in a college environment,” is because of Allah. The Islamic Community Center of Tempe (ICC) is the closest Mosque around campus and is where the majority of Muslims go to pray and worship from ASU. Within the Islamic religion, you pray five times a day and you go to the Mosque when you can. The ICC has a schedule online on what times each prayer begins. They alternate from five to six prayer times a day at the ICC. The MSA have Chai Chats every other week. These discussions are held at ICC on Tuesdays or Wednesday nights. 


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