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Religious & Spiritual Life

Religious Awareness Week


Multifaith2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Religious & Spiritual Life is partnering with Religious Studies in hosting DU's first RELIGIOUS AWARENESS WEEK!

The week (October 27 to November 3) will be marked by many events -- lecture, panel, worship, and more! The schedule is being firmed up; check this page often!  

Friday, October 27

Shabbat 200 - The community is invited for a Shabbat service and dinner! Co-sponsors:

  • Chabad @ DU
  • Hillel @ DU
  • USG Diversity Committee


5:00    Open air service outside hall. (Upstairs inside in case of bad weather.)
5:30    Candle lighting
5:45    Dinner. Blessings on wine and bread
After Dinner:  Ask The Jew Q&A ?

Space is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, October 24.

Time:  5:00 - 7:30-ish pm

Location:  Community Room, Craig Hall

RSVP here 

friday - Sunday, October 27-30

[Note: While the following events are NOT part of DU's "Religious Awareness Week", they provide another, wonderful, opportunity to mark the occasion!] 

St. Martin's Chamber Choir


2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This concert traces the influence of the Reformation on music, with compositions from the earliest Lutheran composers like Johann Walther and Johann Crüger, through the Baroque masters Heinrich Schütz and J. S. Bach, the Classical successor Homilius, and the Reformation's apotheosis in the music of the Romantic era's Mendelssohn.

Friday, Oct 27, 7:30p: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Saturday, Oct 28, 7:30p: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Denver
Sunday, Oct 29, 3:00p: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge

More details, venues and the links to individual ticket sales can be found on our CONCERTS/TICKETS page. Or contact us at 303-298-1970 or through [email protected]


Post Your Theses Here!  How should YOUR religion (any religion, not just Christianity) be reformed in the 21st Century?

Look for the red door, outside the Religious Studies Office and add your thoughts!

Time:  All week long, all day every day!

Location:  Sturm Hall, outside Room 266

Monday, October 30

Kirk Lecture:  Prof. Susan Schreiner (University of Chicago):  "The Reformation & the Problem of Certainty."

For more information, see the Facebook Event.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies.

Time: Reception at 6:30 pm; lecture at 7:00 pm

Location:  Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Building

tuesday, October 31

DU Bhakti Club invites you to experience kirtan (mantra meditation) and a discussion on yoga philosophy! The meeting will conclude with a vegetarian meal.

DU Bhakti Club is associated with the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, a "reform" movement whose founder, Srila Prabhupada, sought to unite the wisdom of the East with the technology of the West.

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Evans Chapel

Wednesday, November 1

Faith Zones Training:  Based upon the Safe Zone model which is used to educate groups about the LGBTQ community on many campuses (including" DU's Q and A Training"), Faith Zone sessions take a dual approach that integrates theory and practice. Topics covered include reflecting on personal experiences with faith and spirituality, examining the global and local context for various religious traditions represented at DU, as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment in one's office, residence hall, student group, or classroom. Many of these ideas are contained in our Top Ten Tips for Multifaith Work that are handed out at the conclusion of every Faith Zone workshop.

The training will be led by Ariel Ennis (Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership; Global Spiritual Life at New York University), who co-developed the training.

We are especially interested in folks who would like to be trainers for the wider DU community!

Time 9:30am - 12:30pm, lunch following with Ariel Ennis.

Location: 1864 Suite, Driscoll Center North

RSVP here

  Panel discussion: "Reformations You May Have Missed" .

While the "Reformation" often refers to the "Protestant" reformation of the 16th century, almost every religious tradition undergoes (or needs to undergo) periodic "reformation".  Join his for a conversation about how this process manifests itself in other places!

Panelists: Prof. Ben Nourse (Religious Studies - Buddhism); Prof. Jason Purvis (Religious Studies - Native American Studies); Rabbi Evette Lutman (B'nai Havurah - Judaism)

Time:  6:30 pm

Location:  Lindsay Theater, Sturm Hall

Thursday, November 2

Ecumenical Worship: Catholics & Protestants - together!   All welcome!

Co-sponsored with Catholic Student Fellowship, DU Cru, and Young Life College @ DU.

Time:  Noon - 1:00pm

Location:  Evans Chapel

Reforming Questions

Join with other members of the DU community to discuss OVER LUNCH how "reformation" (and resistance to reformation) has played out in your own life/experience. This is NOT necessarily a "religious" conversation; "reformation" can be personal, political or institutional.

Co-sponsored with DU DialoUgues.

Yes, you read that right:  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!

Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:  Nagel 102 

Space is limited, please RSVP to ensure your place at the tables!

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration  

A time to learn about the holiday, build an altar, make sugar skulls, eat food and celebrate those who have passed.

Time:  3:30 - 7:00pm

Location:  Community Room, Craig Hall

Sponsored by: Multicultural Greek Council, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, [email protected] Student Alliance, Shade of Brown Alliance (GSSW), Latina/o Graduate Alliance, and L.E.A.D.S.

  Faith n' Greet   An opportunity to meet (and learn) informally with members of a number of religious traditions.

Co-sponsored with Theta Chi Fraternity

Time:  6:00 pm

Location:  Driscoll 127

Friday, November 3

Friday Jummah Prayers with Imam Shafi (Masjid Abu Bakr); Co-sponsored with DU's Muslim Student Association.

Time:  12:30 pm

Location:  Governor's Ballroom, Driscoll Student Center