Atheists are the most hated minority in America. Former U.S. President George Bush once said, “I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.” Black atheists tend to experience this discrimination the most.
The intersection between hard-hitting American football and reverential fasting can be found during fall Friday nights on Ford Road in Dearborn, Michigan. The majority of football players at Fordson High School did not eat from dawn to dusk. Faith and patriotism, hunger and thirst, stood at football’s equivalent of the half court line for the … Read more
Hours before ballerinas danced beneath the spotlight at the Auditorium Theater Feb. 26 to give the final performance of the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winter Fire,” Pastor Bill Hybels’ dominated the stage.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted “Israeli Apartheid Week,” an annual series of events dedicated to labeling the State of Israel an apartheid state. The name of the event, which is held across college campuses around the world, caused controversy across DePaul’s campus. More than fifty university members signed an open letter which claimed … Read more
A federal appeals court ruled Jan. 3 that a cross displayed on public property in San Diego, California, is unconstitutional. The Mt. Soledad memorial stood in a separation of church and state battlefield for decades and now only one battle remains. Two Vietnam War veterans filed suit against the city thirteen years ago, saying the cross, … Read more
The Catholic Church is scrutinizing the Obama administration’s new mandate requiring religious-based institutions to provide contraception for their employees, despite a new compromise announced Friday. The Obama administration’s mandate ignited a religious debate, with many Catholic institutions crying out that the new mandate was a breach of their religious freedom. With the mandate’s new changes, … Read more
I am an atheist and I love Easter. I am single and I love Valentine’s Day. Christmas? Oh your god, do I love Christmas. When it comes to commercialized holidays—you name it, I love it.
By Rachel Metea and Bartosz Brzezinski After the world’s first ban on Islamic face veils took effect in France on April 11, DePaul University saw many of its members call to question the law’s symbolic meaning. The president of DePaul’s United Muslims Moving Ahead, Marwa Abed, said France’s veil ban is “a move in the … Read more
IN THIS ARTICLE The majority of biology teachers are reluctant to teach evolution, found two political scientists after studying U.S. public school biology instructors. Additionally, creationism is given at least an hour of class time and put in a positive light by 13 percent of the nation’s biology teachers.
If you are a porn-star, there is a Bible for you. If you are a cowboy, there is a Bible for you. If you are looking for style, then there is a Bible-purse hybrid for you.
The average American doesn’t know basic facts about world religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. America’s lack of religious knowledge has led many to question whether world religions should be taught as objective, academic inquiries in public schools. According to the Pew Research Center (PRC), Americans were able to correctly answer 50 … Read more
Holly Urban said her opinion of the Catholic Church has completely changed since the sex abuse cases emerged in recent years involving the clergy. “I have lost a lot of respect for not only the Pope, but the Catholic Church entirely,” said Urban, a junior at DePaul who is not Catholic.…
Christians commemorated “Holy Week” last week just after their return from Spring Break. Although nobody put palm branches down Fullerton Avenue for them. “Holy week is a set of days that are honored by Christian religions throughout the world,” DePaul President Father Holtschneider said. “It is a moment for Christians to look at the central … Read more