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Spirituality 101 : The Indispensible Guide to Keeping - or Finding - Your Spiritual Life on Campus - Harriet L. Schwartz

Spirituality 101

The Indispensible Guide to Keeping - or Finding - Your Spiritual Life on Campus

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9781594730009
Number Of Pages: 272

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Twenty-first-century college campuses are full of new adults eager to explore new beliefs. Faced with the plethora of available experiences - in churches, synagogues, temples, meditation centres, campus groups and much more - the hardest part of deepening one's spiritual life is often figuring out how to begin, where to go and where to find sound advice. Spirituality 101 offers a starting point for college students seeking spiritual fulfilment on campus. Students from a variety of religious traditions - including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and neo-paganism - as well as faculty and student affairs professionals, share accessible advice on a range of topics related to spirituality. Touching on everything from practical obstacles such as finding time for religious practice, to more profound challenges such as dealing with a crisis of faith, Spirituality 101 gives us more than 40 personal student reflections - sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest and wise. This book will motivate and energise you to explore your own questions and commitments.

Introductionp. ix
Finding Your Place: Who Do You Want to Be?p. 1
Welcome to the Junglep. 3
Spirituality as Stress Managementp. 6
The Admissions Interviewp. 8
Some of My Best Friends Are ...p. 10
First Puja and Then on to Massp. 15
Sick of Salad: What to Do When Campus Dining Doesn't Meet Your Needsp. 17
A Tale of Two Roommatesp. 19
Like the One You're With: Making the Most of Life with Your New Roommatep. 21
Uncertaintyp. 24
Looking for Help in All the Right Placesp. 28
Reading, Writing, and Religion: Spirituality in the Classroom and Beyondp. 31
Looking to Scripturep. 37
When Academic Ideas and Faith Collidep. 39
Politically Incorrectp. 42
When Finals Fall on a Holy Dayp. 44
At the Same Tablep. 47
Singing in Different Languagesp. 50
The Club Scene: Membership and Leadership in Campus Organizationsp. 53
Finding Fellowshipp. 55
What You Need to Know about Cultic Behaviorsp. 60
Dharma Bratp. 62
An Orange on Our Seder Platep. 65
Can't Find a Spiritual Group That Works for You? Start Your Own!p. 68
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll: Spirituality and Your Social Lifep. 73
Motivation on a Friday Nightp. 78
How to Have a Meaningful Social Life without Spiritual Compromisep. 80
Freedom and Cautionp. 81
Divine Interventionp. 83
You and Your Crushp. 86
Hey, Baby ... What's Your Religious Belief System?p. 90
Turning Points: Spiritual Awakening or Crisis of Faith?p. 97
My Truthp. 103
Religion, Politics, and Peace of Mind after 9/11p. 106
Fighting with Godp. 108
When Faith Failsp. 110
The Journey of a Pilgrimp. 112
Out of the Closet, In the Spiritp. 116
Never Mind John Belushi, How about a Bar Mitzvah?p. 120
Assumptions, Intolerance, Hate, and a Hope for Something Betterp. 123
I Don't Sit in Full Lotusp. 127
Playing Spiritual Hardballp. 129
Peace and Pepperoni Pizzap. 133
Shalom and Salaamp. 136
Grassroots Organizing--Make It Happenp. 141
Hey, What Does That Mean? Talking with Others about Your Spiritualityp. 145
Theological Paintingp. 148
Kosher Scandinavian Goulashp. 151
The Power of a Potluckp. 156
Hindu at Holy Crossp. 157
Get Out There and Learnp. 159
Trading Traditionsp. 161
Uncomfortable and Awarep. 164
Significant Others: Family, Friends, and Mentorsp. 167
Family Tiesp. 173
Rooming with Mom at Church Campp. 175
My Sister Sophiep. 177
Praying for an Extension: The Border between Faith and Necessityp. 182
On Friendship and Finding Godp. 188
The Buddhist Godfatherp. 194
An Alphabet of Advice: You and Your Mentorp. 196
Taking it off Campusp. 201
Walk Down to the Coffee Shop and Take a Left: Finding a Faith Community Off Campusp. 203
My Other College Classroomsp. 207
Faith and Leadership in Action: The Habitat Experiencep. 212
Moment after Moment: A Zen Retreatp. 217
Things to Do in Australia #7: Getting beyond "Sorta Christian"p. 221
A Cap, A Gown, and A Commitment to Faithp. 227
Nothing Is Routinep. 230
Counting Sheep and Counting My Blessingsp. 231
Religion on the Resumep. 236
Ready for Vocationp. 237
Conclusionp. 239
Further Resourcesp. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Contributorsp. 247
About SkyLight Pathsp. 255
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ISBN: 9781594730009
ISBN-10: 1594730008
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37