InterVarsity Faith Discussion lets students get personal

September 11, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students freely asked each other questions and took turns sharing their beliefs in small groups Thursday Aug. 5 at the Reflection Center. Faith Discussions is a monthly event designed to facilitate conversation between Latter-day Saint and Evangelical students.  The casual and friendly environment put newcomers at ease as students meandered into the Reflection Center’s convening […]

Scholar, author promotes new book on UVU campus

November 16, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] At an event sponsored by the Interfaith Student Council, author and scholar, Randall Paul spoke to students about his new book, Converting the Saints: Religious Rivalry in America, and the importance of embracing religious contestation in today’s society. Paul, who […]

Interfaith work strives to build bridges between religions

November 2, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following is a letter to the editor sent to the UVU Review. Dear UVU, On October 27th, 11 people were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pa., while celebrating weekly Shabbat. This was the deadliest anti-semitic attack ever committed against Jewish people in American history. In the wake of this heinous […]

Making Fun of Mormons: How far is too far?

September 30, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Comedian David Cross of “Arrested Development” drew heavy criticism from Twitter users, religious commentators and others when he posted a photoshopped picture of himself in Church of Jesus Christ temple garments ahead of a tour stop in Salt Lake City in August. “Utah, learn the real truth!” the promotional image said. Many weren’t amused, including […]

UVU addresses national religious inclusion survey

September 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UVU Center for Interreligious Engagement began initiatives to combat low interfaith interactions among UVU students by introducing the Foundations of  Inclusion workshop series. UVU students have interactions with peers of a different faith less often than the average university student does according to a study conducted by Interfaith Youth Core. The study said that […]

Differing opinions rise about religious inclusivity  

April 4, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit Politics and religion were discussed at length Thursday and Friday at the Symposium on Religious Pluralism and Democracy held in the Classroom Building in order to bring perspectives on the escalated violence against religious minorities that undermine core values, respect and interfaith dialogue. More than six visiting professors from around the […]

Mindfulness workshops help students better control their lives

March 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit Students are empowered to destress at mindfulness workshops hosted in the Reflection Center within the Student Life and Wellness Center March 1 through April 12. These workshops were designed to help students relax, destress and try to center their focus. Dallin Bruun, a mindful-based stress reduction instructor, hosted the event March […]

Reflection Center offers safe space for deep questions

January 19, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Abby Van Buren   UVU’s Reflection Center invites every student to engage in self-exploration while sipping on their beverage of choice during Cocoa, Coffee & Convo every Thursday. The weekly event began Jan. 11 of this year as a way to encourage open conversations between students of all backgrounds. Students are invited to […]

Board of trustees not a reflection of UVU’s diversity

August 9, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes 40 years ago this spring, Latter Day Saint prophet Spencer W. Kimball gave the dedicatory prayer at the opening of the school’s Orem campus. Kimball concluded his prayer with “we now dedicate this total institution to Thee for Thy holy purposes, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.” In 2012, the university named a science […]