LUC Interfaith Initiatives

LUC Interfaith Initiatives

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"Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed."

-Buddha Siddhartha Gautama

Our very own Interfaith Advocate Saadia Gaziuddin talks with Vocalo about the misconceptions surrounding the hijab- the headscarf worn by Muslim women- and discusses events held by the Loyola University Chicago Muslim Students Association in order to promote understanding and awareness of the concept.


From being oppressed to not fully integrating in American culture to hating men, there are many misconceptions about women wearing the hijab according to Saadia Gaziuddin, a junior at Loyola University Chicago and member of Loyola’s Muslim Student Organization (MSA). But students at Loyola’s MSA set out to help others understand the hijab, as well as reflect on their own hijabi identities, through two events: “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” and the “Hijabi Monologues”.

Vocalo Overdrive intern Karis Hustad talks with Gaziuddin and other students who participated in the events to find out what they learned and what the hijab means to young Muslim women today.

Join us TONIGHT for the final installment of our Faith and Science Dialogue series: Upgrade Your Smartphone, Upgrade Your Faith, led by our very own Interfaith Advocate, Saadia Gaziuddin! As part of the experience, bring a video/blog/website that you go to as a way to connect spiritually (please just keep it under 5 minutes in length!

The workshop will be held in Mundelein Center, Room 603 at 6:30pm.

"Lord have mercy.
Have mercy on my darkness, my weakness, my confusion. Have mercy on my infidelity, my cowardice, my turning about in circles, my wandering, my evasions.
I do not ask anything but such mercy, always, in everything, mercy.”
(TURNING TOWARD THE WORLD The Journals of Thomas Merton Volume Four 1960-1963, page 28)

Join our very own Saadia Gaziuddin for the fourth and final installment of the Interfaith Initiatives Faith and Science Dialogue Series: Upgrade Your Smartphone, Upgrade Your Faith!

We will meet in Mundelein Center, Room 603, at 6:30pm!

Join us on 6:30pm, March 25th in Mundelein Center, Room 603, for Part 3 of our Interfaith Dialogue Series: Faith and Science - Think Happy, Be Healthy!

"I don’t like what you are doing, but I won’t insult you. Why? Because who you are tomorrow may be better than who I am today."

-Tariq Ramadan, Swiss academic, scholar, and writer

Join Loyola University Chicago’s Hindu Students’ Organization for a celebration of their 10th year in Hindu Awareness Week!

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, peace activist.

The Loyola University Chicago Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) invites you to their biggest event of the year: Islam Awareness Week. Join us for a week filled with interfaith dialogue, lectures by respected scholars, exhibits showcasing Islamic culture and art, Mosque open house days, and excellent food!