spiritual development & outreach
What are the different faiths on campus? (Faith groups can submit their own summary and quote).
“Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who lived as a perfect example,who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place, and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord. Justification by God’s grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who lived as a perfect example, who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place, and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord. Justification by God’s grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believe in him, shall not perish but have eternal life.”
The oldest denomination of Christianity, believes in the Trinity, the real presence of the eucharist, Mary as the ever Virgin, and the 7 sacraments.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
St. Thomas Aquinas
The belief in the one God who is the Creator of the world. The Jewish people follow the teaching of the Torah, practicing its laws, helping others, and hoping for peaceful times in the land of Israel.
“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves”
Joshua Loth Liebman
Islam is a monotheistic religion that emphasizes submission to the one true God. Islam centers on 5 main pillars which emphasize both the centrality of monotheism in the religion as well as the importance of a community of worship
“You will not enter paradise until you have faith. Ad you will not complete your faith until you love one another.”
“Buddhism is a path of awakening to the capacities of boundless compassion and wisdom that form the nature of our being. The teachings of the Buddha emphasize the impermanent nature of existence, the suffering that results from clinging to things within this impermanence, and the means of transcending this suffering through the Eightfold Path. Buddhists seek enlightenment not solely for themselves, but for the benefit of all sentient beings, making the aspiration that all may come to find peace and happiness beyond desire, hatred, and ignorance."
"Always recognize the dreamlike qualities of life and reduce attachment and aversion. Practice good-heartedness toward all beings. Be loving and compassionate, no matter what others do to you.... This is the essential point. This is true spirituality." -Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
Boston College Undergraduate Faith/Religious-based registered Student Organizations
Episocopal Chaplaincyof Boston College
Multi-Cultural Christian Fellowship
Against the Current