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Faith and Religious Traditions

Campus MinistryFaith and Religious Traditions 

Fordham's Campus Ministry welcomes students of many different faith traditions as well as students of no faith tradition. We collaborate with students of the many faith-based student clubs, such as the Fordham Christian Fellowship, the Jewish Student Organization, the Muslim Student Association, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Without question, one's faith is a great gift of God that must be respected and nourished. We encourage students to learn more about their own faith tradition by examining its teachings and values in an academic yet very personal way. We work with individuals and student groups to offer Interfaith programming that help students learn from one another about their various traditions.

Fordham is a University in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions and we abide by the principles of religious freedom that protect the rights of individuals to practice their own religion and not to be unduly harassed by members of another religion. In this way, we wish to safeguard the freedom of all our students. We welcome all of our students and hope that the richness of spiritual and religious traditions is a blessing to all of us!

 

 

Islam

  1. Rose Hill: Muslim Students Association
    1. Executive Board
      1. Shumalia Bibi, Co-President
      2. Adam Salah, Co-President
      3. Fajar Shahzad, Vice-President
      4. Nermeen Kidwai, Secretary
      5. Ahmed G. Hussain, Treasurer
      6. Nazeath Emama, Marketing Director
      7. Sanjum Ishrat, Event Coordinator
      8. Zena Haddabeh, Website Analyst
      9. Hasibeh Haddabeh, Outreach Director
    2. Contact Info:
      1. msarh@fordham.edu
    3. Group Description:
      1. The Muslim Students' Association (MSA) provides Fordham students with the opportunity to come together in a supportive Muslim environment. We also seek to educate the Fordham community about Islam. All students and community members are welcome to MSA activities and events. Above all, we recognize that students are at varying levels in their own faith and we are welcoming to all, regardless of the extent of one's religious knowledge.
    4. Social Media: 
      1. Instagram @msa.fordham
      2. Twitter: @MSA_FORDHAM
      3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MSAFURH/
    5. Additional Info:
      1. Prayer Room Location: G1 (Male) and G2 (Female) at ground floors of Faber Hall
    6. Pictures:
      1. msa

         

        msa

2. Lincoln Center: Muslim Students Association

  1. Executive Board: 
    1. Reem Farhat, President
  2. Contact Info:
    1. msalc@fordham.edu
  3. Social Media:
    1. Instagram: @fordham.lcmsa
    2. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FORDHAM.MSALC

Judaism

  1. Jewish Student Organization (Rose Hill)
    1. Contact Info:
      1. jsorosehill@fordham.edu
    2. Social Media:
      1. Twitter: @JSO_Rosehill
      2. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rosehilljso
  2. Jewish Student Organization (Lincoln Center)
    1. Executive Board:
      1. Katie Guttenberg, President
    2. Contact Info:
      1. jsolincolncenter@fordham.edu
    3. Social Media:
      1. Instagram: @jsolincolncenter
      2. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FCLCJSO

Students in a group with masks

Students with masks

 

 

 

Roman Catholic

  1. Fordham Catholic Relief Services
    1. Executive Board:
      1. Victoria Monteleone, President
      2. Katherine Erath, Vice-President
      3. Patricio Pulla, Secretary
      4. Dante Scarnatti, Treasurer
      5. Joelle Saunders, Social Media Chair
    2. Contact Info:
      1. fordhamcrs@fordham.edu
    3. Group Description:
      1. Catholic Relief Service is a humanitarian aid organization that works across the globe to help the poor and vulnerable. We as ambassadors at Fordham focus on four major issues: global hunger, migration, human trafficking, and climate change. We aim to spread awareness of these issues and create change on or off our campus. Some of the ways we do this is through on campus advocacy, meetings with our local representatives, and outreach in our community.
    4. Social Media:
      1. Instagram: @fordhamcrs
      2. Twitter: @CRSfordham
    5. Photos:

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2. Jes-Net

  1. Executive Board:
    1. Isabella Iazetta, President
    2. Julianna Cavallaro, Co-Vice-President
    3. Alessandra Carino, Co-Vice-President
    4. Kathryn Munyan, Secretary
    5. Megan O'Connell, Treasurer
    6. Tyler Mejorado, Public Relations Chair
  2. Contact Info:
    1. jesnet@fordham.edu
  3. Group Description:
    1. The purpose of Jes-Net is to connect student on campus with the retired Jesuits residing at Murray-Weiget and the scholastics at Ciszek Hall. Facilitating the connection between the Jesuits and students will benefit students, scholastics, and MW residents alike to create the "network" described in the club name. The purpose is also to promote a volunteer network throughout the students at Fordham. This is done through visits, fun holiday parties, bingo, spiritual reflections, and as of lately: cards and Zoom calls.
  4. Social Media:
    1. Instagram: @fordhamjesnet
  5. Photos:
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3. Thomistic Institute Chapter at Fordham University

  1. Executive Board:
    1. Nicholas Bafundo, President
    2. Nicole Scalisi, Vice-President
  2. Contact Info:
    1. thomisticinstitute@fordham.edu
  3. Description:
    1. The mission of The Thomistic Institute is to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The though of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone. Fordham's new chapter of the national organization regularly meets to discuss sections of the Summa Theologiae and hosts some of our nation's leading intellectuals.

4. Meraki: Catholic Women's Fellowship

  1. Social Media:
    1. Instagram: @fordhammeraki

5. Catholic Student Fellowship

  1.  Contact Info:
    1. Kristen Skinner kskinner3@fordham.edu
  2. Description:
    1. Our Catholic Student Fellowship gatherings are centered around community and prayer. During a "normal" year, we will plan fun outings in NYC and explore our faith through different settings. We will share meals together and reflect on our personal spiritual journies together. This year, we have gotten creative, gathering both in the Chapel after mass and virtually through Zoom. Each meeting consists of group check-ins, prayer, reflection, and faithful activities. We are always open to trying new things and exploring ways to practice our faith creatively! Some days we will do meditations, different versions of the Examen, art/craft activities, listen to music, journal, or watch videos together. All are welcome!

6. Respect for Life

  1. Contact Info:
    1. fordhamrfl@gmail.com
  2. Social Media:
    1. Instagram: @fordhamrespectforlife
    2. Twitter: @FordhamRFL

Orthodox Christian

  1. Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Rose Hill
    1. Executive Board:
      1. Kassandra Ibrahim, Co-President
      2. Floriana Boardman, Co-President
    2. Contact Info:
      1. kibrahim7@fordham.edu
    3. Description:
      1. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Fordham University informs students about Orthodoxy, deepens students' faith, and demonstrates a commitment to Fordham's mission in a number of ways, including hosting Orthodox Christian worship services, engaging in community service, facilitating discussions about Orthodox Christian worship services, encouraging students to participate in a regional/national OCF events, and building a student network of Orthodox resources in NYC. Each semester, we host Orthodox services on campus in the Blue Chapel in Keating Hall and we have Orthodox discussions over dinner on Arthur Ave! Overall, the goal of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Fordham University is to be the loving presence of Christ and the Orthodox Church on campus, an integral part of students' spiritual formation by challenging them to explore the Faith and to inspire students to commit to living an Orthodox Christian way of life daily. 
    4. Social Media:
      1. Twitter: @OCF_Fordham_RH

Christian

  1. Fordham Christian Fellowship
    1. Contact Info:
      1. fcf@fordham.edu
    2. Social Media:
      1. Instagram: @fordham_cf
      2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431307453674514/
  2. Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
    1. Contact Info:
      1. lighthouselc@fordham.edu
    2. Social Media:
      1. Instagram: @lighthouselc_