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  •  Campus Minister honored by Hillel

    Monday, Apr. 23, 2012

    From the Pillars of the Community program:

    Reverend Aimee Moiso arrived at Santa Clara University in 2008 to head the university's newly created Interfaith Ministries. From the beginning, Aimee, a Presbyterian minister, embraced Santa Clara's Jewish Student Union (JSU) with active and thoughtful support. As a private jesuit university, Santa Clara's jewish student population is not large, but Aimee's interest in people and diversity impel her to reach out.

    She provides logistical and spiritual support for annual JSU events such as the Passover seder and the Welcome Weekend Havdallah dinner. She encourages Jewish students to take part in the Interfaith Ministries Council. And she always gives JSU students a voice in Interfaith events, such as Thanksgiving and the 9/11 memorial services.

    Aimee's creativity, energy, and irresistible good nature are as important to her work as her love of intellectual exploration.
    All of this came into play when an anti-Semitic speaker was scheduled to speak on campus. She urged students and departments involved to take a deeper look. [Official university support] was rescinded.

    "Campus Ministry tries to be transparent about tough issues," says Aimee. "We want to honor free speech but not hate speech. Sometimes students are so passionate they don't understand-or care-what the consequences of their actions are. So we try to honor passion, but model how to respect each other. It's a tricky balance:'

    Aimee grew up in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of a minister. Initially, she had no interest in following in her father's footsteps. But her interest in the intersection of faith and "how we live our lives" eventually drew her to the ministry and, then, to campus life. As Aimee says, "These are the issues college students struggle with."

    As Hillel appreciates the support that Aimee and Interfaith Ministries provides, so she appreciates Hillel's support, saying "I wish every religious group had an organization that helps as much as Hillel:'

  •  Welcome accepted students!

    Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012

    We hope that you will find SCU a warm and inviting place. We look forward to getting to know you as you look ahead to your college years. We'll be in the Malley Center lobby on Saturday and Sunday.

  •  Meditation Room temporarily closed

    Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012

    Due to a technical issue with the Meditation Room, the Campus Ministry large conference room will serve as a space for daily prayers and meditation at least until Monday, March 26. We will move prayer supplies into the temporary space on Friday morning. Please excuse the temporary inconvenience.

  •  Way of the Cross

    Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012

    Campus Ministry will be hosting The Way of the Cross, which is a student-run and will reflect on the Passion of Jesus in light of student experiences.

  •  Taizé Prayer Service

    Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2012

    A candlelit service of song, word, and silence around the cross. The songs that are sung serve as prayer mantras. Let this prayer opportunity center and free you. Thurs, March 8, 8 p.m., Mission Church.

  •  Tweet-uality

    Monday, Mar. 5, 2012

    Each day of Lent, Campus Ministry will post some food for thought to Twitter and Facebook. Follow us or like us to get daily nourishment this Lent.

  •  Come join us!

    Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

    Let us know who you are and who you'd like to be involved in Campus Ministry. We're excited to get to know you.  If you're returning for another year, please feel free to let us know if your interests have changed at all.

  •  Spirituality Apps for Smartphones

    Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

    When life pulls you in many directions, come back to your center.  There are many apps to help you maintain your spiritual life, even as you go from place to place.  The link will bring you to a simple table listing some apps. If you have one you'd like, we'd love to hear from you.

  •  Spirituality Tip for this week

    Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

    Be open so that you can grow.

  •  Labyrinth

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

    Campus Ministry is debuting its new labyrinth on Thursdays in the Multifaith Sanctuary. Please come to St. Joseph's Hall and enjoy this meditative walk each Thursday for the rest of the academic year.

Open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Benson Center 105, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4372 (main line)
(408) 554-4373 (fax)